Monday, 13 October 2014

Saturday Ramble

Knackered. Two days on my feet at the Farnham show with not a lot of sleep left me moving through various irritable phases. Overall an excellent exhibition and we agreed that we'd be happy to do it again. Aside from the Saturday morning pre-show bacon sandwich cock-up, the whole thing went very smoothly - Svanda is a pleasure to run especially after a large dose of 009 exhibiting.

And moving on.
The first challenge is to post something every day this week, the first, and this still sort of being Sunday, is the finished 7mm wagon pictured earlier. As with most of Morton Stanley's stock the base is a simple Triang wagon chassis that can be picked up for a couple of quid on s/h stalls. The rest is mainly 40 and 60 thou plasticard with a few bits of strip and micro-rod to detail. The inspiration is the small round end wagon design of the Southwold Railway, though a few alterations have been made. I've tried to set the doors 'unsquare', bowed and loose as most dropside vehicles rarely have close-fitting and tightly latched doors. The detailed build description is in the short 7mm section of the book which should be out sometime in 2015.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to regular updates. :-)