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


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Well with time almost run out and the usual Christmas rubbish on telly, I snatched a few hours to finish the railcar.

I spent some time making up some bodyside destination indicators to cover the injection mould indents that were visible each side of the doors.

Then I made up the ribbon glazing for each of the 4 quarters – an absolute pain to do using paper templates but worth it. For the glazing I first looked at using the back cover from an old report…

…but unfortunately it was too scratched so I used the packet that the loupe for my new Optivisor came in (Christmas present and so very fantastic).

Finally I used some more glazing for the internal driver partitions and the side windows and reused the original front windscreens. Last job was fitting the lenses into the RT models headlamps.

Given it’s taken me 6 months to do this, I’d better get started on my Earl of Merioneth if it is make its debut at Warley next year!

Thanks for your reading, comments, and encouragement this year. With over 4,500 individual visitors from 61 different countries, Penlowry is getting about a bit! It’s been fun. Roll on 2019…

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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