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Covid-19 diary #16

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 … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #15

Currently on the workbench…. An ex-GWR bullion van, dating back to Churchward’s days.  In reality, it only ran from Paddington to Bristol (I think).  It lasted long enough to be repainted from crimson to maroon, and was withdrawn in the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #14 – ESNG edition

It’s been good to get news that two ESNG members have been busy Peter writes…. Good Afternoon Hope everyone is keeping safe and well, although there seems to be some people who have no regards at all for the other … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #13

A burst of action has just about completed the Warwells and Warflats.  I realised that I needed to fit a coupling to join with Rapido’s at each end of the rake of wagons.  A little length of brass wire did … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #12

Some real progress with the Warwells, at last.  Here are the first three, rolling and coupled, loaded with Cromwell tanks. But it’s been a real game getting there.  I started by using the NGS diamond frame bogies with Farish wheels.  … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #11

A little progress on the workbench… I’ve started a new project, 2 old Chivers LMS horse boxes. But I’ve decided to fit the 2mm Association etched chassis (using Farish wheels in the special axles to fit these etches.)  Such tiny … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #10

Still here!  People are writing a lot about the psychological effects of Covid-19.  In the Bartlett household lock-in is definitely having strange effects.  I spent 3 hours digging in the garden yesterday and 3 today.  Never mind the psychology – … Continue reading

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Thomas is 75!

Well, this weekend anyway.  How many of us have been inspired by the adventures of Thomas and friends, and perhaps started out as a railway modeller because of them. The Daily Mirror has helpfully listed 75 facts about Thomas.  How … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #9

Still not much modelling….. In fact, Michael has run more trains than me.  He invested in a circle of Peco Settrack, and I passed on a Gaugemaster controller I had bought cheap, ‘just in case.’  (Handed over at the door … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #8

Not much actual modelling done over the past few days, but a lot of sorting out of the loft space.  I have, however, followed my conscience and been helping Mrs B with the gardening.  It’s fun when you get an … Continue reading

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