Category Archives: scratchbuilt

All the small things

The order of assembly on the larger parts of the ZF class test build is apparently going to take some thought, so I’ve been working up to it by putting together some of the smaller pieces. I’ve also started using … Continue reading

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Pixels, card and brass

Recently I’ve been getting to grips with Adobe Illustrator, using it to draw up the artwork for a custom brass etch. It’s for a model I could have made out of styrene, in fact I did start doing so, but … Continue reading

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Ways of working

For a current project, I need a turnout lever suitable for inlaid track. In this case the lever must be flush with the road surface when not in use so as not to cause an obstruction. Some time ago while … Continue reading

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Taking stock

One of the early tasks I need to do with Cranbrook is assess what rolling stock has been included, and how much work needs doing to it. First impression is – there is a lot, the vast majority scratchbuilt. Most … Continue reading

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Tralee & Dingle coach 18T

As the last real, actual modelling post has almost dropped off the first page of this blog I thought it was time I did something about it. I’ve been working on a Malcolm Savage kit of Tralee & Dingle coach … Continue reading

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