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

Having now officially reached middle age, 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, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, 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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