I'm new to this website...well...not new. I've just not posted anything on here before (I've only recently made this account to boot), so i'm a little unfamiliar with how this whole thing works. Hopefully this blog entry won't be too messy! Anyway...
Oh! I'm Stuart, by the way.
I model and play with O gauge trains. Here's my most recently completed model: K&ESR coach no. 10.
I say 'completed', but it hasn't got transfers yet! I'll get round to it at some point. The layout in the picture isn't mine, it's the Bo'ness Gauge O Group's 'Glenauchter' - a very good layout that I have had the pleasure of operating many a time.
This is my layout...or part of it anyway.
I'm actually the fourth (or fifth) person to own this layout. It started out as a Great Western branch station but by the time acquired it, it was a Caledonian/North British junction with various buildings of Scottish pre-grouping design! It's slowly being transformed into Farthing Moor' station. You may have noticed that some local hooligans have removed the 'h'!
If you haven't figured it out by now, I like light railways a lot! Especially those run by Colonel Stephens. I made a small diorama this year of Broadstone station on the 'Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway'. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
Is it perfect? No. But it serves a purpose...but what purpose?
To display one of my first O gauge locos, in fact.
One of my first proper weathering jobs. Perhaps she's a little too mucky, but I like it.
I also like the LB&SCR. I recently acquired a D1 which wasn't in the best condition. I've done my best to clean it up a bit and make it more presentable. It's also the first time I've painted a loco in more than just one solid colour!
Unfortunately she still sports a Drummond chimney. Until I can find a Stroudley one, I'm afraid it'll have to stay.
So there you have it. My first blog thing. Who knows? I may do more...