On the Workbench: December 2013

Here’s an excellent model railway blog to keep your eye on. Excellent stuff, I’m especially interested in the Andrew Barclay saddle tank project!

The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews

Well, 2013 has now departed and before we leave it totally behind, we have time for a slightly overdue workbench update, which, coinciding with the run up to Christmas etc is a bit lighter than normal for 2 months worth of modelling….

 

First up, as part of his ‘Fife ’67’ project, Oly has been working on a Dave Alexander kit for the LNER group standard 3500 gallon tender, this will mate with a modified Bachmann J39, probably on a Comet chassis, to spawn a J38, either 65901 or sister 65911, both still working from Thornton Jct in February 1967……

 

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Although still in its early stages, this little Andrew Barclay is likely to take a starring role on the new layout banking coal trains uphill from the offscene colliery…..

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A humble Airfix brakevan takes shape…..

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As do the early stages of a rake of hoppers, being built from Parkside…

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