Friday 5 June 2015


Bridge building for AoC. Wills parapet walls pack and their skinny brick sheet. This is now all firmed up with some mounting card and awaiting the wing walls. As usual I'm building both sides of the bridge... just in case. Yesterday went from two parable projects to four. Busy again.

Thursday 4 June 2015


I'm firmly wedded to the ground foam and PVA method of scenic ground cover. I'll tend to use any of the major producers: Woodlands Scenics etc, but add a few home-brewed products to the mix. Mrs F. occasionally has a green tea moment and I'll quickly harvest the bags, tip the contents onto a plate and leave on a warm window sill to dry thoroughly for a week or two. This has the added wind-up factor as when Mrs F's posh friends turn up and ask, 'what's that?' Pointing at the plate. I just reply knowingly 'Special leaves...' change the subject and wait for the looks between them.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Narrow Planet works plate

Narrow Planet works plate
Desperately trying to get all the little jobs off the workbench. Here the excellent Narrow Planet plates are superglued to the Morton Stanley locos.
Expect little else but standard gauge 4mm here for a while.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Pill box

For some reason this took quite a while, possibly as Mrs F. was on half term and insisted on us 'going out and doing something' everyday. Not particularly conducive to getting something finished. It's a bit of a weird one in places - the solebar to floor joint is a mitre which I can't remember dealing with before. The choice of axlebox fronts is a nice touch and gives me a set of flat ones for a later project.