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

Tilt is the way forwards

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Further unpacking of Patriarchal boxes revealed this. 

This was the first model I ever spent serious money on. It was what I spent my birthday money on in 1996 at a swap meet. 

I even went further and started producing an intermediate trailer. Unlike many I saw, and have seen, where it is a straight cut and shut, with this one I kept the full length of the roof of the original trailer I was using. This hides the cut much better in my eyes. 

The window strip is also scratchbuilt. 

And I started scratch building some tilt bogies. 

Won’t quite fit the period of Penlowry and so is another thing to add to the “must finish one day” list! 🙄


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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