Penlowry

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

And so it begins…

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With the dust having settled both after the Disco car’s appearance at Bressingham and the Hunslet 125 event last weekend, and having now caught up on a lot of work this week, I’m not looking on to the next challenge.

I could finish fixing 59 van and sort the couplings on my Alco which, as I suspected, is too low, but to be frank, given the rush to get things done for Bressingham, the chances are they’d go into orbit so much better to leave them for another day.

I have two challenges in my table now – firstly in discussions at Hunslet 125 I mentioned I had the bits for a C2 so I’d love to try and get that to a state I can run it on Bron Hebog at the WHR Superpower in September.

Also I want to get on with the 009 Society railcar challenge so I think I’ll run them in parallel so that if one is being threatened with Cape Canaveral treatment, I can change to work on the other.

So let me present the parts for the railcar challenge.

1x Kato shorty chassis

1x Ashover coach parts

1x set of NG buffers

1x set of etched windscreen wipes

2x Corgi Burlingham Seagull models

Fox transfers for Burlingham crest

LNER tourist green, cream, teak, and roof grey.

This is slightly pushing the bounds of my model railway as it is supposed to be set 1947-49 whereas the Seagull is actually a 50s model but I want to do the sort of “dawn of the new age” trying to make railways economical by introducing new technology and an 30/40s shapes bus body just wouldn’t cut it.

Given the surgery required, if you are a collector of die-cast buses, you may not want to read the subsequent blog posts about this build because it won’t be pretty…!

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 and Beamish. 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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