Well, I’d hoped to show and tell a completed GWR bullion van today. I’ve built the bogies, but when I looked at the body, there was a line of glue on the body side below the roof, where I’d reinforced the soldered joint. It would have been obvious if I’d left if with such a slab-sided prototype, so I got the paint stripper out and took the body back to brass. And then rubbed down the offending area. After a coat of primer today, it looks a whole lot better.
I have made progress with the other workbench projects. The two LMS horsebox bodies are primed, and one chassis complete. And I went back to the Gresley full brakes to add the final details. I confess that I left off a little bit of the pipework, especially after I found that it had broken on the sprue. There’s now a little touching up of the paintwork needed, and these will be complete.
I’m also thinking of the next project. I think that it might be a couple of these, though I have some more NGS and other plastic kits to build – this time of rather simpler vans.
Anyone spot the potential donor body and chassis?
I can, however, offer the usual modelling challenges. Model of Newcastle, anyone?
And this colour picture of the quayside at Wells-next-Sea, Norfolk, in the 1930’s just oozes character and demands to be built. The prototype used horses for shunting, but surely a tram engine could be excused?
And here’s one for the cameo modeller. One for the high street (thank you N Gauge Forum.) I understand that the sign was quickly replaced!
And one for the lineside. Who will be the first to ‘model’ this?? (Thanks, Paul.)