Much Painting on the Ruston – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The title of this blog sounds like an idyllic village nestling in the English countryside (probably one that lost its station in the 1960s following the Beeching cuts). In fact it means the Ruston loco has emerged from the paint shop. The loco was sprayed with Citadel Caliban Green using a ‘spray can’. The chassis…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/02/01/much-painting-on-the-ruston/


Look Back at 2018 – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Late December is a time of reflection. Looking back I realise 2018 was a very good year. My little 009 layout ‘First’ attended five exhibitions: Narrow Gauge South, The Beds and Bucks Open Day, Oxfordshire Narrow Gauge Modellers Day, the N&SNGM Running Day and Expo Narrow Gauge. It was a pleasure to run the layout…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/29/look-back-at-2018/


Getting Ahead of My Self – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The little Ruston loco isn’t finished, but the driver is. This is a S&D Models figure appropriately called ‘Industrial Loco Driver’ (number OF2A, in case you are a ‘figure spotter’). Originally his left arm was outstretched and his legs were further apart. He wouldn’t have fitted into the small cab of the Ruston so I…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/26/getting-ahead-of-my-self/

Railway, travel

Merry Christmas – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

This year I brought myself a Christmas present, a trip on the Bure Valley Railway Santa Special. My train from Wroxham was double headed by Spitfire and Wroxham Broad.   When the train arrived at Aylsham, Santa appeared in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. They were discretely assisted by John of Gaunt. The BVR certainly…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/22/merry-christmas-4/

7mm, Railway

Paint Stripper + Ruston – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Work has started on removing the brown paint from the Ruston. I don’t think I’ve ever used paint stripper, so I wasn’t sure what to buy. A trip to my local hardware store solved the problem. They had a choice of three different brands and I chose the one that was the smallest in size.…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/17/paint-stripper-ruston/


Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Postcards – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The internet auction sites have lured me into buying more railway postcards. I am very pleased with these four cards of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway locomotives. What I like about them is that they are straightforward photographs of good looking locomotives. From the top left, clockwise: Typhoon, Black Prince, Dr Syn and Hurricane. They…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/02/rhdr-postcards/