|Posted by Matt Wickham on January 29, 2017 at 4:55 PM|
Welcome to the blog I haven't posted for quite a while August in fact!
Not much has been going on appart from building and assembling kits for customers as well as doing various repairs, which has been going quite well. As for the Bluebell model fleet they are all good and running well, a few videos have come out since the last post here.
- Hush Hush:
Although absolutly nothing to do with the Bluebell I have continued my interest in expiremental loco's by buying a SE Finecast, LNER Hush Hush or a W1, it's been quite fun, being assembled on a DCC ready A3 chassis with various A4 bits added on. You can follow this build on the forum as well as here on the Projects page when it's complete.
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- New 3D prints:
My 4 wheeler pre-grouping coaches have been coming along and even sold a few on Shapeways, they are mainly SECR / LCDR coaches fitted to RTR wagons chassis. The bodies have been painted, lined and numbered and waiting for further chassis work when funds allow!
I managed to pickup a rather nice SECR 60ft Birdcage brake ala Bluebell from a well known Auction site, needs a small amount of work to sort it out, but it's currently in a Malachite livery with sunshine lettering. I have yet to decide what to do with it, either keep it in that livery or change it, the current 60 ft birdcage brake is current under a tyrepauling at Horsted Keynes in a simplified SECR livery...
- Wickham Trolly:
Well for christmas I managed to get a Wickham trolly car from Bachmann, an expensive little thing but seeing as it carries my surname I thought I might as well have one, plus the what preserved railway is not complete with out one of these little trolly vechicals.
I spent New Years day on the Isle of Wight steam railway as per normal which is my yearly thing, and despite it being soaking wet, in the afternoon it was very enjoyable trip and very busy which was good for the railway, not so much for me, but at least the locomotive was one that I certainly wanted to see, as the Ivatt was mostly being used in 2016 and I kept missing W24 Calbourne, but not so this time. It was an enjoyable day, and with the second Ivatt due for completition sometime this year hopefully I will get to see that too.
Last exhibition I visited was at the Medina leasure centre here on the the Isle of Wight, although small and almost the same layouts as last year it was an enjoyable day out, sadly I couldn't attend Warley due to the sheer cost of getting up there.
The next show I hope to get to is Alexandra Palace, London Festival of Railway Modelling at the end of March.
Layout Videos and Workbench:
I have released a new video of the Bulleid gala filimed a little a go whilst back home visiting plus also the first time my model of Bulleid Merchant Navy 35027 Port Line has appeared on one of my videos actually running instead of being subject to a workbench instruction video.
While not with the layout I hope to continue helping modellers with instruction videos, from re-numbering to soldering to adding windows... well worth watching as I try and pass on the skills to the new modellers.
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