Monthly Archives: June 2013
Less modelling has been achieved this week – due to a combination of work taking me a little more afield than normal and also because I was playing with someone else’s trainset.
In this case, the layout was Barry Luck’s (with assistance of the Mid-Sussex AG of the S4 Society) Brighton Road. It was shown in the carriage repair shop at Horsted Keynes; so we were serenaded by the sound of the real thing (and the occasional burble of a Sulzer as they had a class 33 working too.
Some rather nice photos from Jonathan Hughes are here:
and if you wish to see anymore; then go to here http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimbus20/sets/72157634415164752/
I was not totally idle otherwise, as I have had a bash at producing my own artwork for etching. I think this (it is a bracket for a signal a little like the one here https://highlandmiscellany.com/2013/02/03/first-signal-for-glenmutchkin/) is capable of being etched. I’ll be submitting it too Grange & Hodder soon to find out!
Whilst I appreciate that there are many that are now quite experienced etch designers, even if this started as a means to forward their own builds, I am still taking first steps in this direction so I am pretty proud of the above. Mind you, I might be counting chickens before…………….
Whilst I have been quiet with regard to postings, I have been both modelling and doing other things. I just have not really had the camera out much!
One of the “other things” I have been doing was exhibiting Portchullin at Wigan. The layout threw its only real spanner at us on the first morning where we found that one of the Fulgerex’s had sent one of its electrical contacts into orbit (it has happened before) and thus would not operate. A little bit of cussing and work below the board managed to get it to manually change to the loop and we thus did without the front siding all weekend.
I did not manage to get any pictures myself but “Black & Decker Boy” did take a rather good video:
This compliments the other really good video of the layout taken by “Highlandman” at Epsom a couple of years back: