Monday, 27 July 2015

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway

The railway runs from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach estuary connecting with the ferry to Barmouth. Started as a 2 foot gauge horse drawn tramway it was reduced to a 15 inch gauge in 1916 and later in 1984 to 12.25 inch gauge.

Russell preparing for her first departure of the day at Fairbourne.
Penrhyn Point.
Yeo resting in the engine shed at Fairbourne.
Turntable to the engine shed at Fairbourne.
The Barmouth Ferry at Penrhyn Point.
Russell steaming up at Penrhyn Point ready for her return to Fairbourne.
Token exchange.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Florence's new coaches.

Slowly crossing "the door to nowhere" enroute to Buddleia Pond.
Proudly displaying her new coaches.
Steaming along.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Summer Coach - Pt.2

After spending some time in the body shop, the Summer Coach was ready to enter into service.

The entire model was sprayed with Humbrol acrylic gloss varnish before any paintwork was picked out and applied.

The chassis and buffers were hand painted with Humbrol acrylic RC401 black.

The end panels were hand painted with Humbrol acrylic British Racing green before the HLR decals were applied. Finally each panel was sealed with Klear varnish.

The seat supports were also painted with British Racing green.

And finally after masking the coach the roof was primed with Valspar white primer and finished with a couple of coats of Valspar white satin.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Tank Wagon Kit - Pt.3

Straight form the body shop here's the completed milk tanker for HLR. The chassis was primed with Humbrol grey spray acrylic primer and finished off in Humbrol black spray acrylic satin (85).

The tank was primed with Valspar white spray primer and finished off in Valspar blue spray satin  (December Solstice). The tank lid/opening was hand painted with Tamiya chrome silver acrylic (X-11).

HLR lettering was applied using self adhesive vinyl letters (15mm, Arial Bold Black, White). 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Company Lettering

Most of my latest wagons and box cars are from the Accucraft W&L data only range as I wanted to add my own company markings. So after scouring the internet and in particular ebay, I found the perfect solution.

Pre-cut self adhesive 15mm vinyl letters.

I had a choice of font and colour and chose Arial Black Bold in White.