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

The tortoise

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Things are very slow in Penlowry at the moment. It’s probably the cold. Which is demonstrating that it gets inside the house too much which is precipitating me to spend more time planning house bashing than model making.

However a quick break this afternoon while awaiting a document from my colleague allowed me a small progression on the two latest motive power builds.

I need to get both of them to a point where they are rigid enough to make them fit on to their respective proprietary chassis. In the case of 4415, that is an Arnold 0-6-0 rather than the Minitrix one it’s supposed to use. The Arnold chassis is a little larger so requires a bit more hacking, while the 15xx was designed to go on the chassis that comes in the complete kit, not a proprietary one so will require some serious surgery to accommodate the proposed donor.


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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