Category Archives: bullant

Running repairs to the blog

With some trepidation, I’ve upgraded the blog’s template to Blogger’s new ‘layouts’ format and hopefully everything is still working right. The main reason for doing this was the new ‘blog list’ feature which tracks all the other blogs I link … Continue reading

Posted in 009, blanche, blogs, bullant, model railways, narrow gauge | Comments Off on Running repairs to the blog

Outside frame development

This is version 2 of the outside frame patterns for Blanche. It’s turning out to be a bit of a trial and error operation to get everything lined up and in the right place but I’m still reasonably confident this … Continue reading

Posted in 009, blanche, bullant, chassis, kits, model railways, narrow gauge | Comments Off on Outside frame development

Ricket Rescue, or Bullant in a Blanche

Since returning to railway modelling a couple of years ago I’ve been trying (albeit not very hard!) to work out the best way of giving my old 009 model of the Penhryn/Ffestiniog loco Blanche prototypical outside frames. The original build … Continue reading

Posted in 009, blanche, bullant, chassis, kits, model railways, narrow gauge | Comments Off on Ricket Rescue, or Bullant in a Blanche

Heath Robinson Engineering Ltd.

The Bullants are now back from their return visit to Australia with pivoting mounting bolsters fixed, so huge thanks to Geoff at Hollywood Foundry for all his help sorting them out. As I mentioned before, the power bogie runs very … Continue reading

Posted in 009, bullant, lxd2 | Comments Off on Heath Robinson Engineering Ltd.

Slight setback

While the Bullant runs fantastically well it turns out I ordered the bogies with the wrong kind of bolster mounting (fixed not swivelling). Although this was entirely my fault, Geoff at the Hollywood Foundry has very kindly offered to modify … Continue reading

Posted in 009, bullant, lxd2 | Comments Off on Slight setback