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    My interests funny enough include:
    A focus on the LNER GE Suburban lines in 00 Gauge
    O Gauge Modelling focused on GE/M&GN Locomotives & rolling stock
    Military Modeling

    My railway interest surrounds the LNER in 1930 - 1938, with my OO Modeling, focused on the Great Eastern Suburban Lines and my O Gauge Modelling focused on the Light Railways in Norfolk on the Great Eastern Railway.

    Alongside my RM Web, Page is my YouTube Channel of the same name which you can find here:


    I do hope you enjoy the current videos ( As of 2020) They maybe a little short but plans are in the works to produce longer video's with the
    aim to challenge people and modelers to try new things and do how to video's of building kits in OO or O Gauge.

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  1. I feel as though, I am beginning to sound like a repeating record! Today my GER 4 Wheelers received there final details, so the kits from Eveleigh Creations sadly do not come with, axle boxes, leaf springs, top lights or buffer stocks. However you are directed to go to Shapeways who are an online group of modelers who produce and sell for very good prices things that modelers specifically need. In this case there is a A,B & C Pack of GE Coach fittings, I decided to get all three sets, although you can see the picture of them when you buy I thought it would be worth
  2. Afternoon, Fortunately I have been able to sit down and finish off these GER 4 Wheelers, a mistake on my part meant that I had to request for an extra fret of foot boards for the all 3rd however thanks to @David Eveleigh they arrived this afternoon and I was able to get them onto the kit with ease. Another addition I found in the kits was this "TO THE TRAINS" sign which was among the frets. Was a really nice surprise so I thought I'd quickly get this painted and look to find a place for it to go on Mile End Park in the future. All that remains is to wait for the Shape
  3. Apologies for the lack of updates, I've been dabbling back into my O Gauge modelling, finishing off a few things and looking for some GER 4/6 Wheeled coaches for my planned layout. Sadly it seems there are no or very little kits available bar the shapeways equivalents. But if anyone can help that would be marvelous. Anyway, speaking of 4/6 Wheelers, while I was on the hunt for some during Lockdown No.1 I found a company called eveleigh creations, David produces Great Eastern 4 & 6 Wheeled coaches, along with the Wisbeach & Upwell tramway cars. So for those modelers looking
  4. The 3 kits I ordered have arrived safely, I've enjoyed the challenge which is building the third brake. Amazing just how small it looks when you put it on a layout with RTR former GE loco's. The J15 & J70 seem to fit well with them. Now I need to find a suitable formation for the layout. Thanks Tom
  5. Hi, This might be a little late, however I am told that these Slaters coach kits are a good enough base to replace with other body sides? I am looking to do GER 4 or 6 Wheelers and I'm wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? Thank you
  6. Hi Ade, You're doing a marvelous job, I have a question for you. Sorry to change the subject a little, but I am curious. I assume the coaches you have are the Slaters GWR 6 Wheeled coaches, having built them do you think the underframes would be suitable for converting to have other body sides on top of the chassis? As I know you can do this in 4mm so I am guessing there's not a problem in 7mm? Thanks in advance. Tom
  7. Hello again, it's been a rather long time since I put something up on the J68! It's fair to say I have finished the locomotive, and I have moved onto other project's, so the best way to go through this, is since getting the loco into black I then moved to paint the cab, cream followed by all the cab fittings, this didn't take too long to do and I really enjoyed doing this part, as it reminds me of when I get the loco's ready in the morning cleaning the cab polishing all the brass ready for the morning. Anyway, moving on I took the opportunity
  8. This was a question that a friend of mine asked and I thought myself...is this wrong? But it is where the kit has marked for the holes to go...However I may change the last 2 holes as I have thought they are too low...But upon seeing the photo I have attached I thought ahh that'll do, and other B17/5's I've seen have followed the marked area's for the kit. But now you've brought it up I may well change it.
  9. Evening all, A nice update today, So moving forwards with the LNER 52'6 I have finished the priming work and the coach has now been painted into the teak base coat ready for the teak effect on tomorrow!! Oh look a big spoiler in the background. But moving on, with the Railroad B17 arriving I was able to convert the new Hornby Railroad B17 R3588 and combine it with the Golden Arrow Models B17/5 body shell. However if anyone does plan on modelling this locomotive with the railroad body, there are a number of additions which I have learnt. Like
  10. Following the temporary build which the previous photo's have shown the Corridor 3rd with the Brake 3rd & Corridor Compo. I was able to sit down and crack on with the this, fitting the vents & correct length roof in place. I must admit this kit has been a lot harder to put together, however the kit has finally gone together nicely. A big thank you to @jwealleans , as I now have an order from Wizard Models for a fair few items for the 52'6 stock. This will finally allow me to get the underframes painted and allow me to finish them off externally. I do plan to get interiors
  11. I have not checked them, and I have just gone onto their site and ordered a fair few bit's for these kits. Thank you very much Only confusing part of this, the description "6+6" does that mean there's 12 or that there's 6 in a packet?? Sorry if I seem a little slow on that
  12. As if by lightning, the kit has been put together, cleaned up and prepared for primer. Only job to do is clean the holes for the grab handles, door handles & drill out the roof vents. Sadly I am still struggling to find the 4mm LNER Clipped buffers, which sadly means I cannot get the underframe into primer until either H&A models or Markit's get the Clipped 4mm buffers. If anyone following this know where I can get my hands on some LNER Clipped buffers? That would be fantastic thanks in advance.
  13. New arrival from Isinglass. Yes, it's another LNER 52'6 Teak, this time it's the Corridor 3rd. Andy from Isinglass has recently told me that that the resin for these coaches has changed. Interestingly the resin quality hasn't changed, however I have found that these kits particularly the body side around the windows are a bit brittle but I recommend when doing these kits to be extremely careful when cutting the extra resin away from the window sides.
  14. The following day I posted the upgrade to my LNER P2, I found that the 1.5mm square brass had arrived. So following this, I decided to put my hands to building the Walschaerts valve gear for my P2/2. ( Or is it a P2/3??) Sitting down to do this required a lot of concentration, however I was able to steadily develop the valve gear. It's easier if the photo's do the talking... Which show each stage of the build. The hardest part was drilling and fitting the pin into the piston head and adjusting the union-link & combination leaver. (Ab
  15. Since, finishing the body on my LNER P2 2003, the locomotive was left to look like this: A nice enough looking model, I am sure you will agree, however the one thing that disappointed me with my model was the wheels. I had hated the "HALO" wheels which my good friend Dan had called them. I must admit I was in the same boat as him. In addition to this the P2 was fitted with a former LNER A3 Tender, which had the lining on the frames. To add to this the P2 Chassis did not as it came from a Railroad model, and this had bugged me for some time. Since finishin
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