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2ManySpams last won the day on January 27 2018

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    Locked down like everyone else. Working on Pencarrow.
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    The North Cornwall Railway - particularly late 50s and early 60s. 72A Exmouth Junction (I'm not even admitting it got a WR shed code). Strange Bulleid stuff, N calss, T9s, Beattie Well Tanks and lots of other Southern locos. Also finding myself strangely drawn to D63xx, D1000 and D7000 classes too - surely this can't be right? Mildly amused by GWR interlopers used on the NCR and B&W lines.

    Oh, Bulleid and Maunsell coaches too - 3 Set Ls, 2 Set Ps, loose BCKs and the ACE. Nice departmental stock in black with Meldon markings. Places of particular interest include: Wadebridge shed, Padstow Station, Molesworth Crossing, Bodmin North, Boscarne Jct, Helland Bridge and Wenford Bridge.

    To provide more of a challenge, my modelling direction has recently wandered to working in 7mm / 0 Gauge. The layout is called Pencarrow and, rather unsurprisingly, is inspired by the parts of Bodmin North I can fit in the railway room. Track is being built from C&L components to 31.5 0-MF standards. The boards are now built and buildings mocked up. Stock-wise, having tackled a few Slaters and Parkside kits, I've moved on to having a go at brass kits from WEP and Connoisseur. Having been let down by Dapol producing a RTR Beattie Well Tank and unable to find a good kit alternative, I decided to have a go at building an Agenoria GWR 1366 dock tank kit. Great challenge.

    Having decided in May 2018 that I was spending way too long on railway forums, and being increasingly depressed by the posting behaviours of an increasing vocal minority, I've stopped posting publicly. I'm still checking out a few favorite threads and talking privately to folk via PM. More importantly Pencarrow continues to progress well out of the spotlight.

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  1. I seem to remember that the roof profile in the kit is a bit suspect. Just don't run them next to each other... Don't you just love the Bachmann brake gear. Surely they should have made the parts do they can't be fitted to the wrong side. Chop the levers off Robin and swap the side each is fixed to. The side in the photo should have the clutch.
  2. Thanks for the reply @Miss Prism, very useful. Would be an interesting project to scratch build a body. Now, I wonder if there's a suitable kit chassis for the Minerva body...
  3. Nope, just interested that's all. The thread was sort of left hanging and I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering what could be done to improve the model.
  4. Informative post, thank you @Miss Prism. So taking your conclusion, and noting that the body is good for an O3, what would you need to do to the chassis to make it more visually representative? As an aside, how late did the O3s survive post nationalisation and did the DC brake gear get amended to a more conventional lever type?
  5. Was started by some dodgy bloke who likes green coaches...
  6. @Graham_Muz well done that man, wishing you and Kernow all the best in your future projects. Now, what about the Beatty Well Tank and O2 in 7mm...
  7. Speaking of John "Old Gringo", has anyone seen his RMweb avatar recently?
  8. Sorry to hear this Terry, but completely understandable.
  9. As an update it looks like the Grandt Line range has been taken over by San Juan Details. Just trying to find a UK distributer...
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