Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Must admit, I have been looking forward to this!
A cracking little etch, from Peter White, in nickel silver. To free from the etch is easy, just the minimum of metal to cut through.
Peter did give me a hint that it is best to solder the bearings before bending up the frame, which I did using the late lamented Finney and Smith pin point bearings.
Once parted from the main etch, the main section folds up along constant lines to produce a very strong box- soldered in all four corners.
The brake gear, again, easily folds and, with tabs, locates in the main etch.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Last mention- the artwork for the 50th Anniversary is shown below- I have this in black, reversed out on the fiddle yard of Teignford.
Just getting down to bookings for next year, a couple of invites, yet to be confirmed are in the offing- will look forward to both if they happen.
To the left is the 3mm Society board at Southampton, the lads put on a good display and aroused a lot of interest.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Well cast, and ready for a blast of undercoat before apparell paint is applied.
It is always difficult, in any scale, to find differently posed loco crew- perhaps that's why so many are missing?
More please Mr Langley!
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Friday, February 06, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Out with the mounting card and brickpaper anda couple of hours work saw a new chimney cap made.
The cement is represented by Humbrol filler, the pots are from the 3mm catalogue.
No pictures of Teignford at Southampton MRE- just a glimpse of what you missed!
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Paul Hopkins originally started this layout as an entry into the 3mm Society 40-inch challenge set for the 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2005.
The majority of buildings, scenery,structures and trackwork are all proprietry items which can be obtained at most good model shops.
Based on the proposed terminus of the Yealmpton Branch, the locomotives and stock are representative of of those that ran on the South Devon Branch and are a combination of kit and scratch building sources.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
It really captures the feeling of the Cotswolds with many of the buildings modelled on structures in that area.