Thinking inside the box

New Hey to North Ballachulish

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Weird as it may seem as winter only just seems to have ended, the summer season has started which means the mid week train service has resumed on the East Lancashire Railway.  http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/

The advantage for me of doing a midweek turn in the top end boxes is that there’s only 3 trains, with a hour and a half gap in between having to actually work the box. A lot of the signalmen bring in books or magazines, but as evidenced in previous posts, I take the modelling tray in.

The only remaining weathering I has to do on stock was the coaching rakes – there are 2 three coach passenger rakes plus the 5 coach sleeper formation. For me the weathering on coaches has to be subtle, considering that they do go through the carriage washer from time to time. Its dead easy to pick up the airbrush and…

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