Tuesday 25 December 2012

Lisbon Tram museum

Lisbon Tram museum
 Well here we are another Christmas Day and even though I managed to land a gig so don't get a day off I've got a few hours to do things.
The trip to Lisbon is a far off memory, but I'd though I'd share these. I bemoaned from the start that there wasn't a transport museum. This surprised me as the tram system is so in your face from the moment you arrive. However there was no mention of one in any of the guides (no mention of fingers and woggles please). On a ride out of town I spotted it. Tucked away on the main road west.
Good? Yes. They take you round the site in an inspector's tram and gently show you through five rooms full of trailers and horse trams. Apart from what looked like five women from the local W.I. we were the only visitors. Sad. It's a lovely little museum, cost three quid to get in and is woefully under publicised.

Lisbon Tram museum

Lisbon Tram museum

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Blowing bubbles

The dashingly youthful and daringly attractive Graham Weller sent me this yesterday. One for the 'prototype for everything' dept. 2' gauge bubble car and some.

Monday 10 December 2012

2nd Svanda

Not a lot happening on the modelling front at the moment, as usual when time is squeezed it's the first thing to go. However having done the great baseboard swap last week it's time for me to get on with building the rest of Svanda and there's quite a bit to do on this one.
Order of initial work is: second coat of emulsion on the carcass, plasticard facings for the loading dock, fit the road in permanently followed by the rest of the scenics.
I note that Tal-coed is trailed for the February RM.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Svanda - the mill end

The mill end post delivery to Nigel who sent this photo with stock posed. Further down the line the back in the foreground will be forested slightly.

Monday 3 December 2012

Svanda mill

Svanda mill
Just in case you lot think I've been doing nothing all week, I would point out that I've been working my nuts off on getting all the bare bits of Svanda covered in bits of flock and ash. Well one half of it anyway - the the other half should tun up today to be done and a grand swap-over will take place.
There are still about 300 trees to build, but with the weather getting colder the use of a hot glue gun is considered too dangerous.