Penlowry

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

Going green and other stories

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Hello viewers. It’s been a while. Much has happened while I’ve not been posting. Superpower with Bron Hebog was excellent and was a chance for much catching up, meeting new people, and test running models from other sources (Penlowry, Mountaineer Models, and Narrow Planet).

It was also a chance for me to run the disco car again, this time with my 59 van which has had its chassis sorted out though we did encounter coupling height issues (I use RT models coupling height gauge while BH’s standard is a tad different.)

There was interesting things to look at outside too, and also a chance to see behind be the scenes how Bron Hebog films drone footage…

I also managed to collect some ex-Dduallt stock which I happened to be at the right place at the right time to agree to acquire. Having any Boston Largs Works stock is worth having in my book.

Back in Penlowry world the railcar is inching on. Still not convinced whether my interpretation of using the Ashover coach will be considered in the spirit as I’m not using it particularly conventionally even though I am using most of it, but it’s keeping me entertained with some serious amounts of chopping up and sticking back together again. I’ll do a more detailed post on it soon but here it is currently.

Finally, the Bachman / K’s Bulldog is finally starting to look Great Western. I’m using Rover Brooklands Green paint which is a close match for Mid Chrome Green. The tender has been a bit of a mare but then things don’t always go to plan do they. The gloss finish is all to the good for adding transfers then it’ll have a satin varnish coat to dull it all down again.

Hopefully outshopping may happen by the end of the month.

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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.

One thought on “Going green and other stories

  1. Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    Good photos

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