Friday, 12 July 2019
Friday, 5 July 2019
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
What you get is two card frets with bits that very gently push out. The table and chairs are delightful; I've tried scratch building a table before and believe me, this is a better bet. The stove is a fold-up with a wrapped paper pipe. I discounted this as too much faff and used a carboard cotton bud tube instead. The levers are a fiddle and are a bit chunky and there is no proper instrument bridge. That's not a problem though. What we are aiming for here is visual suggestion. These are all unpainted as yet and with a gentle selection of colour there's more than enough to fool the eye into thinking that there is more going on than there actually is. Definitely worth a look.
Saturday, 29 June 2019
The bridge has been pre-built so unusually I had the foresight to ballast underneath first. The arches unit went in. The was a slight bow (2mm) upward, but it could have been a lot worse considering the seven end-on butt joints - a little standing and holding both ends down while the glue went off was in order. The bridge slots over the end and once this had been waggled around to fit and stuck down, the facia was cut and was glued on. All seems OK at this juncture so board one can come down and board three can go up. There's not quite enough room to walk around if all three are up at once.
I feel a whole lot of ballasting coming on.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
It's a bit of a contrived scene - I'm never convinced by the siding in front of the FY, but then that was the requirement.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Friday, 21 June 2019
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
The boards are slightly smaller than I would normally go for at 900mm long. This doesn't mean that by the time all the MDF backscene material is added that they are any easier to lift - I can happily stand on this one with all the box section engineering.
Sunday, 16 June 2019
My downside of the day was getting a cup of hot tea thrown over me by a wind-blown curtain. Still, an excellent showing of all things non-British. If you fancy something a little different, Alan Monk and the team put on a great show with a twist. Make an effort to take a look next year.
Catering; a grumpy 6 even though bacon rolls were available