CCTV cameras installed around Hadarford.
Front of Beeton's Garage.
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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This afternoon I added the couplings, tank filler caps and the cylinders, which I discovered I did have after all, but I had thought they were the front truck, doh! 😳
Primer coat applied.
I just have to decided whether to give it a coat of black 1st then a coat of rust paint then weather it, or just paint all rust then weather it. Decisions, decisions 🤔
A lot earlier in the year I purchased this partially built Baldwin Class 10-12-D and recently started to look at what I could do with it. the 1st photo is all the bits supplied.
Unfortunately the wheels on the supplied chassis does not suit the loco and there were no piston cylinders with it.
I have been thinking about what to do with it, so this morning I started on building it as a disused loco to sit forlornly near the engine shed, going rusty and overgrown with weeds.
I removed the wheels and electric motor from the chassis and glued the chassis to the bodywork. I also fitted the front of the footplate.
I wasn't happy with only the top edge of the footbridge painted white, so this morning I painted the bottom edge and uprights white, which now looks a lot better.
Armchairs painted and fitted to the interior of the 'Private' Observation Saloon coach.
I just need to paint some seated passengers and install them to completed this conversion.
For some time now I have concerned that is is no direct pedestrian access from Hadarford Wharf to the village. Friday I received in the post a footbridge kit which I am going to kitbash and fit across the face of the canal bridge on the wharf side. Slow steps so I don't overdo it and upset my back again as it almost completely settled down, but I just keen to get back to it.
The canal bridge against which I will be building the footbridge.
At least with what I have done so far has proved it will work.