Only shunting planks
Awhile back, November 2012 I brought one of the Ixion models Hudswell Clarke 060t mainly because I like and perhaps with looking at doing 7mm in the future when the old eyesight is not so good. I have not run it since I brought it so going to Chatham today present the opportunity to buy a piece of track to test it on.
So an evenings work saw me wire the handheld controller that I have been meaning to do for ages and then hey presto one engine and coal truck running up and down – great fun!
I also brought a scratchbuilt Y6 tram off Ebay sometime ago never tested – motor works but gear is out of mesh. Job for a rainy day me thinks.
Another sweet loco
Fortunately, another quick break from moving home has allowed another blog post to be squeezed in! After looking at what is a common prototype (albeit a locomotive with a story to tell) in austerity saddle tank 23 Holman F Stephens (click here to read), today we look at something very unusual. It is was avery fitting visitor to the Kent and East Sussex Railway’s gala (click here for more) as it was the first locomotive to run on the fledgling preserved line.
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The Farthing layouts – LSWR 10 ton sliding door van
Wednesday is usually my day off work so took the opportunity to do some more (or so I thought) to Martins Road.
On taking the boards apart, I found that the platform road track had misaligned so had to take it up and relay it which took most of the morning as I had to cut new rail and thread sleepers.
However I managed to do it and so back to where I was a couple of weeks ago!
Nevemind, the postman brought some cheer in the form of the Colonel Stephens society mag – always a good read, even more so when I saw that Tower Models are taking orders for the Dapol O gauge Terrier expected at the end of September for £169 post free.
Definitely decided to collect some O gauge for a rainy day.