Turning out a few more boxes, and found some early, probably teenage, modelling. My two favourite railway books at that time were these…..
Don Boreham’s book is a classic. Instructions in how to scratchbuild all that was needed for a narrow gauge model. The book also included some lovely track plans and scale drawings of locos and stock. These were the days before plastikard, and this book got me modelling a Glyn Valley coach in ON16.5, using shellaced cardboard for the body and thread for the beading. It looked surprisingly good.
The L&B book is again a classic, and an early example of a publication that included all aspects of that little line. I still have both books. At one time I had an almost working model of Woody Bay station in OO9.
And this is some of the OO9 stock that I found. A Glyn Valley Tramway locomotive (minus its chimney.) This predated the Peco cast model, and is on a Minitrains chassis, and is built of Plastikard – with embossed rivets, too. One coach is two Eggerbahn German 4-wheeled coaches joined to make a single bogie coach. The bogies have cast white metal sides made, I think, but K’s. The little 4 wheel coach has lost its chassis and also is a GVT prototype. The van is L&B. The slate wagons are Minitrains with a plastic body. Nothing really worked that well, but the end results aren’t that bad!
I also found a number of EM wheel sets. But that’s another story, and they’re already on sale on the RMweb classifieds.
Next post will be a report of our latest ESNG Zoom meeting…..