I’ve just been going through my model railway cupboard. This was mainly because I knew I had a few things I’d bought which I knew I’d never get round to so I thought I’d whittle them out and eBay them.
In doing so I unearthed my first forays into 009 modelling. This started either just before or just after I’d started volunteering on the Ffestiniog when I was in my first year at university.
In this and probably another two posts I thought I’d share them.
By keeping off the beers for a few nights I could scrape together the monies for an odd model. However being the thrifty Yorkshireman I am I also looked at scratchbuilding.
So having bought and built a VoR carriage kit from Parkside Dundas (picture above) I then took the measurements and built my own, including scribing the planking. I was smart enough to realise that laminating the sides was the way to go, though it’s not quite to the Boston Largs Works / Dduallt / Bron Hebog standards.
Having made a right hash of the roof of the VoR carriage I didn’t get round to doing a roof for the scratchbuild but following in the footsteps of Rob of Bron Hebog et al I shall rectify both roofs with the appropriate materials, once I’ve drunk the contents.