I did say that I wished to make some significant progress on Loch Dhu Distillery – the aim is to complete the layout to exhibition standard by the end of the year (2017). I have other projects to progress and the reality is that Loch Dhu is really becoming a bit of a log jam […]
Had the opportunity to do some modelling being another year older and all that.
Started Andy Shillitos Linton Kits SECR P class in 3mm.
The kit is well thought out with tabs for locating the etch. I did find the tanks were handed and that I had 2 left hands instead of 1 left & 1 right but was able to overcome that. Had to do the boiler in 2 halves more my modelling skills than the kit design.
The castings are 3D printed rather than the usual white metal or lost wax so that should be interesting.
Here are a couple of pictures
Just valances buffet bean and course roof to add. As for the chassis I have a motor that should fit with my usual branch line gear box with Alan Gibson wheels to complete, just got to work out the pickups couplings and livery. Considering painting as below
(Photo from Project 27 blog)
This was the livery used by the SECR in WW1 reportedly for goods engines.
What of the Terrier you might ask? The chassis is a runner but the pick ups need sorting and I have found the roof which did a runner. So within touching distance.
The Pickering needs more weight and I am going to use the motor for the P for now until I workout how to weight it.
That’s all for now.
Must be November. Birthday weekend trip to Swanage Railway and first time being pulled by the STD 4 tank. Very smooth ride.
Eggs in one basket stings to mind