Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Grave business

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Continuing the look at some of my early work I uncovered recently in my archeological dig through my stuff. 

Here are two vehicles I put together. On the right is an oil tank wagon knocked up out of a slate waggon chassis, a capacitor, a vacuum pipe from a standard gauge model to represent the delivery hose, and a lump of leftover white metal from another kit to represent the pump housing. 

The other is the FR hearse van but I didn’t like that you couldn’t see the coffin that was thoughtfully provided so I made it with curtain sides. The curtains are made from black paper concertinaed and the wreath is a piece of hedge material. 

I have got another hearse van kit so I can make a proper one at some point but I do still like my version.  


Author: Chris H

Now rapidly approaching my fifth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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