Saturday 29 June 2019
Building the scene
Gradually moving along with the Hopwood build. with board one complete save a few packing case type details and onto the join with board two.
Fitting the bridge
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 of these 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 number one can come down and board number 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
Combining the Dapol canopy and engine shed kits
Pre final detailing a pre sweeping up the excess static grass - but you get the idea. L-R: Wills sheet, Parkside van, Dapol engine shed and canopy, Peco platform, code 100 track, buffer stop, static grass and ballast. Nothing you can't pick up from a model shop. The figures are a mystery and came out of the tin (a real tobacco tin! Proper stuff.) one might be a Model Scene the other is whitemetal.
It's a bit of a contrived scene - I'm never convinced by the long 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
Friday 14 June 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Saturday 8 June 2019
Monday 3 June 2019
The room was not ideal, but was a last minute choice as the usual Burton Town Hall isn't now big enough and their second choice pulled the plug. There was plenty of big hitting trade in the room as well as a lot of the usual smaller traders. An excellent day rounded of with the café over the road which is err…. unique.
Catering 3< 9
Rucksacks a strong 5
Saturday 1 June 2019
I could keep fiddling, but that'll do for now.