One of my favourite eras in the mid-late 1980s. At that time, it seemed that there was a bit of a resurgence of pride on the Railway in Scotland at least with the emergence of the Eastfield ‘dug’ and Inverness ‘Stag for example. New variations of the corporate livery started to emerge including the famous Large Logo blue, depicted here again in well-worn late decade form.
One of a number of RTR projects that had been on hold for years pending gauge conversion. Since that’s no longer going to happen, I got enthusiastically into turning it into a replica of the machine during its period of being a top link west coast engine in 1961. There are others but they need further final attention before I let them out into the wild!
Having decided that life is far too short be be spending it all on converting RTR stock to EM, I’ve reverted to ‘narrow’ gauge and have experienced an immediate mojo surge! This has meant tackling lots of projects waiting in the queue for up to seven years!
Anyway, I have a dismembered Hornby Britannia that has been hanging around the workshop in a forlorn state since 2012, having donated its tender to a backdated Duke of Gloucester in earlier times. I’ve spent a couple of days giving the lo
For many years now (and under different guise) I've been developing paint and effects skills on models. Ever since my mid teens I'd always looked at models and found them to be little more than nice toys until they'd received some creative touches that brought them to life. Ever since then I've been on that quest to try and create a finished model that actually looks like a full-size piece of equipment hewn from metal or wood. Weathering is an over-used and not always fully understood term and I