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    Cycling (Road, Cross, Track, Touring), European History, American History, DJing and pen & ink drawing.

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  1. A cold start to the day at Pensyflog, Porthmadog. Diorama by Dan Evason of Tunnel Lane Model Railways for Modelu Figures by Modelu Shed by Severn Models Fencing by Scale Model Scenery Dapol 4mm Mogul Natural light
  2. It's 1954 and another cold start to the day at Pensyflog. Mr Pritchard's woodbine smoke hangs in the cold air as he pauses on his morning walk to chat with Mrs Williams. What could they be chatting about I wonder... maybe Richard Burton on the radio narrating the recently deceased Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, or how her garden looks uncommonly colourful for the time of year, or perhaps more likely they are just talking about the weather
  3. Hi David, My sincere apologies for missing your email reminder, I've just refunded the full amount including postage. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Alan
  4. Modelu Modellers Photo Comp reminder Free Crew Detail Pack with every Loco Crew pack for rest of December 25% off Passenger Packs for rest of December New Fitters https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-11 New Signal Box Interior details including Tyer's Token Instruments, Cupboards and Train Register Desk - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-12/ New Father Christmas Figure - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-13/ Prototype Sugg's Rochester Lamps - ht
  5. Hi All, I've been running an Advent Calendar promo over on our social media pages, here is an update of the new products and promos so far: Modelu Modellers Photo of the year competitio - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-01/ New Shed Staff, Workman and Loco crews at rest figure packs - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-02/ New GWR Stove, Kettle and Coal Scuttle, scanned at Radstock North, Didcot - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-03/ New Cafe Interior Details - https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/2020-12-04/
  6. A damp Sunday morning at Porthmadog shed. GWR 43xx No.6324 stands outside Porthmadog loco shed, a sub-shed of Machynlleth 89C. The two road structure was built by the Cambrian Railways in 1907 and survived until August 1963. This is a box fresh Dapol Mogul and awaits light weathering, renumbering and reallocating to 89C. This is the second of the dioramas built for Modelu by Dan Evason of Tunnel Lane Model Railways and is photographed in natural light.
  7. Morning all, I've some development news to share as we've quite a few new bits in the pipeline after a very busy few weeks getting through the order backlog. HO Scale 40% Sale For all our HO modellers, this weekend we are having a 40% sale on 1:87/HO scale whilst stocks last. View our website to see what is on offer. Modelu Printed Catalogue The new printed Autumn 2020 Modelu catalogue is back in stock. 100 full colour pages of Modelu products, customer images and more. Catalogues are available to order for £8 plus postage, with a free downloadable PDF vers
  8. Thanks Tim, I was just thinking this morning about how to add a few dents and scrapes :-) Will post up some more photos this evening after I've had a go at it
  9. That is first on the list :-) Along with the driver chatting out the window to him
  10. Thanks, I'll give that a try. My airbrush compressor is on the blink at the moment so when I've worked out what is up with it I'll revisit the transit. I've really enjoyed reading about your two layouts, it is such a photogenic subject area. I found that Bristol archive site particularily inspiring and I'll be creating some new figures based on the guys in those photos.
  11. Thanks Mikkel, it does feel good and is reconnecting me with my products in a really nice way. I'm sure these dioramas are also going to inspire many new ideas. I realised a while back that the only way I was going to get any modelling done was if I could do it in a work setting :-D
  12. The Barton Road diorama is suitable for a few time frames between 1950 and 1980 so I've been collecting vehicles to pose in the scene alongside some suitable Modelu figures. The 1970's period interests me the most, with Bath Road 03's working the Avonside branch cement works and distillers. First up on the list of vehicles to weather is an Oxford Diecast Mk1 Ford Transit. This is my first attempt at weathering a vehicle and I've been following Mick Bonwick's blog notes on the process. Any feedback is much appreciated! First step this morning was to apply Humbrol Matt Cot
  13. Good to hear from you Andy :-) Hoping to post more over the coming weeks
  14. Thanks - I can't take create for the scene, that is the work of Dan Evason at Tunnel Lane Models (https://www.facebook.com/groups/tunnellanemodelrailways/). He made 3 dioramas for Modelu for product photography :-)
  15. January 2015 was the last time I did any modelling and Modelu was still a figment of my imagination. I was working out my 3 months notice from my IT job, living in Wales with my mother and spending my evenings trying to get my new 3D printer to work consistently. This Dukedog project was one of the first successes in those early days, with 3D printed top feed, sandboxes and whistles (these are in the product range). No 9000 was destined for Oswestry Works, but it looks just as good at home on Dan's Portmadoc diorama. Next job is to lightly weather and and some shed staff. 9018 is
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