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Oh Mr. Porter!

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Is it perfect? No. But it serves a purpose...but what purpose?

 

To display one of my first O gauge locos, in fact.

 

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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!

 

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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...

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Hi Stuart,

 

Great introduction to your layout and modelling. I am also a fan I light and minor railways so enjoyed your photographs and cannot wait to read more of your projects. It would be good to see more of your layout... perhaps it needs its own topic here on RM Web! :)

 

What is he basis of your KESR coach - is it out built? Love the Hudswell Clarke by the way, I am also ha proud owner of one of these little beauties! :)

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Hi Stuart,

 

Welcome to the Forum

 

Some nice modelling you have there.

 

Do keep posting your progress.

 

John

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Hi Stuart, welcome! It's good to see your modelling on here too. I loved your Broadstone diorama when I saw it on Twitter, and it'd be great to see more of your shots on here. The D1's also very nice!

 

Linny

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Hi Stuart,

 

Great introduction to your layout and modelling. I am also a fan I light and minor railways so enjoyed your photographs and cannot wait to read more of your projects. It would be good to see more of your layout... perhaps it needs its own topic here on RM Web! :)

 

What is he basis of your KESR coach - is it out built? Love the Hudswell Clarke by the way, I am also ha proud owner of one of these little beauties! :)

 

Thanks!

 

I'd give the layout (or even just general model-y things) its own topic, but I'm not entirely sure how one does that yet!

 

The K&ESR coach is an Alphagraphix brass kit. I think it's a fairly recent addition for the Colonel's 150th this year.

 

The Ixion Hudswell Clarke is just brilliant, isn't it? It's such a smooth runner and can pull almost anything.

 

 

Hi Stuart,

 

Welcome to the Forum

 

Some nice modelling you have there.

 

Do keep posting your progress.

 

John

 

Thanks John!

 

I'll try and keep this blog updated fairly regularly, though there will inevitably be periods where nothing happens!

 

 

Hi Stuart, welcome! It's good to see your modelling on here too. I loved your Broadstone diorama when I saw it on Twitter, and it'd be great to see more of your shots on here. The D1's also very nice!

 

Linny

 

Good to see you here, Linny!

 

I've been following the progress of your layout for a wee while now. I'm very impressed and look forward to seeing more!

 

Broadstone (well, the shelter at least) will hopefully be making a public appearance at the end of October for the Bo'ness Gauge O Group's light railway 'gala'. It's likely to be used as a temporary halt on the layout's branchline.

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Thanks Stuart!

It would be great to see more of the layout when/if you get around to sharing . What kind of era is it set in?

David

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Thanks Stuart!

It would be great to see more of the layout when/if you get around to sharing . What kind of era is it set in?

David

 

Sorry for the long overdue reply, David! The layout is currently set in the 1920s (vague, I know!) though this may change if I want to spruce things up later. 

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