Rose Radcliffe's white cat is strutting home atop the newsagents yard wall despite an unsuccessful mouse hunt :( I have come up with names for the human residents of Hadarford, guess I will have to think about doing the same for their pets. :)
From when my Parents gave me my first train set for a Christmas present as a child, I have had an interest in model railways. I originally started in "OO" gauge, but have also built in "N" and "O" gauge. The last layout I built was my exhibition layout "Holmehurst" which was in "O" gauge, and I exhibited it around the country. Photos of it can be seen by following this link.
I inherited some "OO9" rolling stock from my late father, including a loco I built from a white metal kit for him, and ever since living on our working narrowboat Hadar I have been thinking about building a "OO9" layout.
For those who do not know, "OO9" is "OO" scale, which is 4mm to 1ft, but the track and rolling stock are narrow gauge, equivalent to 2ft gauge in real life. Modelling-wise this means that I can used standard "OO" scale buildings, people, scenery etc. of which there is a far greater range of ready built items and kits to choose from, but it has the advantage that the reduced size of the track and rolling stock means that curves can be tighter than for standard gauge, without losing a realistic look within a restricted layout size.
I had thought about building a layout in our garden alongside our mooring at the
Please feel free to leave comments, I am always interested in suggestions or questions.
This afternoon I finished painting the 4 ground signals by adding the red stripe across the white disc face.
The 4 cats have had some detail added, yellows eyes to all 4 and white breast, paws and tail tip to the black cat.
The scooter has had a 2nd coat of gloss white, I think it needs a further coat before adding the detail.
Following Andy Healey's comment about the Triumph TR7 next the the Long Cottage a week ago.
The Triumph section of the Hadarford Car Club parked in the car park of the Station Hotel.
Roger Brown who owns the Station Hotel along with his wife Betty, is a petrol head, and a prominent figure in the Hadarford Car Club.
They often host meals for the various sections of the club in their hotel.
Apart from the TR7 you mentioned Andy, there is a TR4, Stag, TR6, and Vitesse.
The water well is now finished, just got to find somewhere on the layout for it to go.