Friday, 27 September 2013

Coming along quite nicely.......

The end of September and a lovely sunny autumnal day,  I thought I'd take one or two quick shots of progress, down at Brookwood station.

Slowly Florence pulls into the new station whilst cattle board the awaiting train.
Here's Big Dan finishing off some last minute welding before the weather changes.
Hikers enjoy the warm weather, whilst waiting to board the afternoon train.
The old church with it's new retaining wall, stands majestically above the station.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Brookwood War Memorial - Inscription

Thanks to a suggestion from Paul Sherwood, I went about printing the inscription with Inkjet Water-Slide Decal paper.

The inscription includes two ancestors from my family's 'Family Tree' who fell in the Great War.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Brookwood War Memorial

Here's my nearly completed war memorial  for the cemetery in Brookwood village. The figure is from Busy Bodies with the slate column from Cain Howley.

All I need to do now is a little shading to the slate-work and ascertain the best way to add an inscription to the bronze plaque.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

South Tynedale Railway

Running from Alston's restored Victorian station through the South Tyne Valley to Lintley Halt this narrow gauge railway is a little gem. Both steam and diesel engines from the UK and abroad operate along this line.

Looking up the line from Alston station.
Two Henschel engines steaming outside Alston engine shed.
Henschel 'Helen Kathryn' outside Alston engine shed.
STR coaches at Lintley Halt waiting for it's engine to come round.
Lintley Halt.
STR diesel engine coming round to collect it's coaches at Lintley Halt.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

L&B Corridor Coach Kit - Finished

Since completing Stage 4, I have gone ahead and completed the model.

The end steps, lamp brackets and roof vents were painted satin black and glued into place with the latter glued after the roof had been fitted. For the roof fitting I used the very useful IP Engineering Roof Assembly Jig. Before I fitted the roof, a couple of passengers and posters were added.

Brass hand rails were shaped and fitted to the roof and coach ends.

All door handles and  grabs very enameled with Humbrol Enamel No.54 Brass.