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  1. It felt like the 1980's at Westbury yesterday - 56096 and 56302 floating about
  2. The trouble with being off work and not having too much to do, is that retail therapy becomes too easy. I have recently aquired some Skytrex china clay hoods and a variety of LMS liveried freight stock - all in O gauge. The clay hoods were purchased from a facebook group ad, whilst the LMS stock was part of a bigger lot that Ellis Clark trains were selling. There were 3 more wagons in this lot, but I am going to move these on, as they werent required. Thius was an interesting lot, having been built from kits and possibly even some scratchbuilding - either way, they have all been well finished.
  3. I have recently been off work for a few weeks due to illness (I am fit again now after a short hospital stay last week) and had a couple of former work colleagues visit the garden this morning. This called for a couple of trains to be run, including a fairly recent OO steam loco purchase. 5274 is the standard Hornby model, now fitted with a basic, non sound decoder. I'm pleased to say, both the O and OO gauges ran perfectly with no derailments or problems during a 2 hour running session. This is a short video, taken after my guests had gone. I have taken a leaf out of DorkingIan's book and jus
  4. The ballast has stood up well Mick. I would thoroughly recommend SBR for fixing ballast.
  5. The great thing about the Tilcon / Tarmac JGA' you have Mick, is that they dont need a load or the interior to be weathered!
  6. Lovely weathering Mick - particularly like 60007
  7. Mick There was less moisture in the air whilst I was running, as it was earlier in the day. Each of the locos had a spin on the wheel cleaner before starting and that helped no end. I'm not always very good at that part of the maintenance regime!
  8. Some nice weather yesterday allowed a bit of running and filming. Im just starting to do some "meet the fleet" videos featuring my OO gauge locos. Yesterday I managed to get the 31's and 37's done. Here is the 37 video.
  9. If you notice, the squeaky axles disappear half way through, thanks to a liberal application of gear lube - not the best oil for the job, but its nice and thick and seemed to work wonders. Odd isn't it? that it only seems to be Bachmann axleboxes that need constant lubrication.
  10. Sun is out - lets play 🚆 Ive got to admit, running the OO today felt a bit of a chore at times - I hope that passes 🙁 I don't know if it's that I've got so much stock it's a faff getting it all out and then putting it away again or the slightly less forgiving nature of the smaller scale for needing clean and well tidied track. Or, it might just be that I'm tired and not feeling very good after having my first CV19 jab.
  11. In Wales and the West, 37's were the staple traction for Network Coal traffic - trains being anything from 2 or 3 HEA's (for the individual depot flows), up to about 30 / 32 (for the trunk flows). Didn't the traffic from Bolsover Coalite use HEA's?
  12. Mick The dmu drivers came from ModelU and are too big. To make them fit, I have had to remove the drivers seat and most of their legs
  13. I have finally finished my Class 117 dmu, fitting passengers, driver and fiddly pipework. And, having ordered and paid for in May 2018, my IZA twin Cargowaggon has arrived from KMRC. Some very restrained weathering has been carried out. Just noticed the wonky buffer 🙁
  14. I braved the sub zero temperatures outside today and gave my O gauge locos a run out - don't panic! Next time, it will be the OO locos (but there are a lot more of them!) Ive done a bit of work on some of my stock and wanted to see it in action. Ive got a little bit more work to do to my 117 dmu, so, that will have to wait a week or 2. With lots of my pre-orders either just landed or about to, there is likely to be more than just locos getting a run out.
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