Sunday, 29 August 2010

Class 20 outdoors

The primer shows faults that need filling ans sanding, and when that's done the best way to see if you have got them all is to take it outside in natural daylight.

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There wasn't something right about the louvre doors, and I realised the frame work needed to stand out more. So a bit of rework was done.

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John

class 20 gets a coat of primer

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If you fancy a change from looking at railway blogs, try out my Dads blog, he has just started building a large scale narrow boat model here

John

Friday, 27 August 2010

ELR





Just happened to be passing the ELR at the right time to see a train depart.


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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Class 20 update



Not posted any model updates due to holidays and other commitments, but Spent an  hour down the shed tonight and added to some of the previously  unposted work.









John

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Life imitating art ?

When I first painted my Garratt Red I wasn't sure there was a prototype to match, I just liked the colour. But it would seem as of recently, the Welsh Highland Railway have a Red loco in their fleet?

Is this life imitating art ??

First up in this video collection is mine, then the WHR video








Now I am not daft enough to thing they saw my video and thought "that's a nice colour" but its nice to know that there truly is a prototype for everything. Sometimes you just have to wait for it to turn up.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010

Trains and Planes

We decided to let the train take the strain, after all we are in an apartment almost on the station platform.

The outbound journey from Lostwithiel to Truro went well if a little crowded on a pair of 153's. Coming back was a different matter, the plan was Truro to Par where it was "all change" to pick up the Newquay to London HST for one stop. Problem the HST had failed on the single track line from ,Newquay, but they got it going and it did arrive an hour late.



For evening we drove to Fowey regatta to see the red arrows display in the rain, that due to rain and mist became a single "fly by"

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Lostwithiel




Early this morning we had visits from sheds in both freightliner and EWS liveries. With the apartments being right next to lostwithiel station on the mainline there is also a fair amount of passanger traffic during the day time.

Pictures show the apartments which have been reworked from former Brunel designed rolling stock buildings. From both the track and river sides the roof vents can be seen.

Also a picture of a couple of afternoon visitors.

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Monday, 16 August 2010

Beach

Sitting on the beach, eldest R and Mrs RJR taking in the sun.
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St Ives

Sitting on the beach at St. Ives, enjoying the sunshine and watching the occasional train pull into the station. It would seem this holiday features quite a few trains. The apartment we are staying in is the former IKB carriage works in Loswithial. This morning we were woken by a class 66 passing light loco through the station, which is about 30' from the bedroom window !


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Then a 57 pulling the cornish riviera sleeper train. The pictures are taken from our loft bedroom.

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Later the 66 made a pass with a rake of clay wagons, but the video won't upload to YouTube mobile.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New loco - class 20

Yesterday evening (Monday) I started on a new loco a class 20 5 hours in this is where I am up to..

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