This morning and after lunch I assembled this Dundas open wagon kit and added Greenwich couplings
Just needs painting.
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
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Today I made a start the tedious task of numbering the next 4 mini locos, having completed the 37 some time ago.
I have added the letter D's to the other 4 locos, tomorrow will be the 1st digit of 3.
I am using a numbering scheme I have come up with, by starting the number with the D as used in the early diesel era of BR, the 1st 2 digits are the class number and the 3rd and final digit the loco number in the class, hence the 37 is D371.
Morning and early afternoon of concentration painting the detail onto the mini class 58 and 66.
Black vent grills, red buffer beams, red & white lights, black vacuum pipes & their orange connections and gun metal buffers.
I will apply transfers tomorrow.
Busy times at Hadarford farm, with the farrier shoeing horses, a visit from the vet (walking towards the cattle shed) to check the cattle before some of them go off to market and chickens and the 2 pigs being fed.
Despite this the farmer has had time to go rabbit shooting with 2 of his friends, from which they are returning across the field.
Next projects arrived this afternoon, a mini class 58 and a mini class 66, the 2 chassis' arrived yesterday. It is quite surprising that these can be delivered by UPS from Holland in 2 days. 🚚
Wish other couriers were this efficient even just within UK
With having had problems with my back since June last year, I have not been able to do much work on Hadarford, not that there is a lot to do, but I have been creating scenario photos for 2 Facebook groups I belong to, so I will be posting these photos and they will all be titled "View of Hadarford"
This is the mini class 47 on a down passenger service rounding Hadarford Hill and now passing Hadarford Wood.
Good progress today with the Peco Jeanette, bodywork assembled ready for priming tomorrow. Unlike in the instructions I have left the roof off for now so I can paint the inside of the cab, then the roof can go on. I have drilled the holes for the whistle and safety valves, but will fit them after painting.
And so it begins. A while ago I acquired this Peco "Jeanette" kit, and just before Christmas I managed to acquire a donor chassis in the form of the Graham Farish pannier tank.