Monday, 22 June 2015

Summer Coach - Pt.1

After witnessing a demonstration of kit building at this years 16mm NGM National show, I was quite impressed with the quality and ease of build of a Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works wagon.

Upon my return home I subsequently gave HGLW a call and ordered a Summer Coach from their range.

After less than a couple of hours I had most of the model built.
All of this model, bar the roof, is made from precision cut MDF.
There wasn't much need to file down any retaining tabs and all throughout assembly was perfectly square.
The chassis's were in two identical sections which slotted into the underneath of the coach perfectly.

Part 2

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Harlech Castle

The fourth and latest engine to arrive from Roundhouse is this powerful workhorse, Harlech Castle. Built by Baguley-Drewry this locomotive was originally intended for Mozambique but the order was cancelled and subsequently she found her way to Ffestiniog Railway in 1988.

The model measures 27.5cm x 11.0cm x 15.0cm and weighs a whopping 2.92kgs!

An optional sound system featuring engine and horn sounds is fitted to this model.

The FR livery (Vinyl Transfer) is also an optional extra.

Waiting for her operating crew at Brookwood Station, she purrs in the early evening sunlight.

The real thing.