0-6-0 saddle tank 'Beryl' with an assortment of scratch-built wagons including the brake van passing Hadarford wharf. 😊
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
I have now built the layout. This is now a full record of the building of this layout and any new additions along the way.
Please feel free to leave comments, I am always interested in suggestions or questions.
Monday 28 August 2023
August bank holiday Monday, Hadarford has it's 'Steam Day' to show off its extensive steam power for visitors to learn about them, including Mr Beeton and staff out with some of his steam road vehicles.
The line is closed again, but another replacement bus service is laid on. 😊
Sunday 27 August 2023
Thursday 24 August 2023
Wednesday 23 August 2023
Wednesday 16 August 2023
Sunday 13 August 2023
Saturday 12 August 2023
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Sunday 6 August 2023
This morning I coated the Modelu loco crews with AK ultra matte varnish, as recommended by Eddie Field, and a vast improvement on matt varnishes I have used in the past, it actually ends up matt.
After lunch I fixed 8 of them in the 4 locos and added the remaining 2 and some Airfix figures to my brake vans. 😊