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Brighton Road and Some Etch Masters

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:

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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!

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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…………….

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