Thursday 24 September 2009

Egger Diesel.

Egger Diesel.009 Shot of the Eggerbahn ex-electric loco. I was looking for items of small motive power for Garn and this is such a good little runner that it seemed daft not to use it. The pantogragh was removed, the roof filled and sanded smooth, a short exhaust pipe added and the whole lot repainted. The inspiration for all of this was a similar loco on Paul Windle's 'Rothby'.

Note also the hand-carved postbox mounted on a matchstick. I find it better to just add one or two little details like this to catch the eye rather than cram a layout with all the MickeyMouse flashing-light extras. Less is more.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking little loco, for relatively little effort. Love the little post box, a telling detail that always looks great. You are right about providing selective scenic details, much more effective.