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A small selection of Lorries have recently been completed. Starting with… A leyland LAD cab and chassis, destined for a wagon load on Brettel Road. The cab is Base toys with some minor tweaks and windows added to the rear.  I was aiming for a new vehicle being delivered and wanted an open cha...
Source: P4NewStreet | 14 Feb 2024
A topic that comes around from time to time, including to my lips, is what colour exactly is Crimson Lake? I thought that my analysis and that of others that have contributed to the discussions were worth sharing more widely; so here goes………. The Historical Context The firs...
Source: highland miscellany | 5 Feb 2024
One working that passed through the real Brettell Lane and kind of fascinated me was the St Blazey to Etruria china clay working. This service ran for years and was somewhat erratic in the paths it took. Usually going via Worcester, Stourbrige then Dudley before heading off to Bescot. Or it could go...
Source: P4NewStreet | 3 Feb 2024
As a follow on to the last post – more every-day wagons have rolled off the workbench.  This time it’s a quartet of shock wagons. Starting with the basics – Diagram 1/040 shock open from the Parkside kit.  Built pretty much as supplied with the addition of a Rumney Models tarpau...
Source: P4NewStreet | 15 Jan 2024
Just one of those every day, run of the mill style posts this time but with a few little tweaks to appease the wagon buffs. Starting with the Parkside kit for the LNER 21t riveted coal hopper.  Built pretty much as instructed but I did change the side stanchion plates for 10 thou plasticard as the...
Source: P4NewStreet | 4 Jan 2024
Once the basic structure of the gantry is in place, the real task of making the signals signally commences. First up were the smoke deflectors and the brackets for the balance weights. Also fitted are the main portions of the fan route indicator, but that will be explained further once I get it goin...
Source: highland miscellany | 1 Jan 2024
After a long pause, caused by that irratating thing called life getting in the way, I am looking to deliver on some long made modelling promises over the holiday season. The major task is a rather full on gantry signal with no less than eight movements on it (which is an improvement, when initial...
Source: highland miscellany | 31 Dec 2023
With the assistance of Duncan Petford, Miscellany Models are now offering engraved glass windows featuring the thistle emblem that the Highland used to obscure the windows of toilet compartments. They come in packs of five, for £7 postage included and are available here. These are laser en...
Source: highland miscellany | 26 Dec 2023
The subject this time is this… … the good old Mainline LMS BG.  A great model for its time but not without room for a little bit of TLC.   There is an error here that once you see it you cant un-see and that is that the underframe is too wide by 2mm.  Ive talked in the past about loo...
Source: P4NewStreet | 18 Nov 2023
At a recent Monday meeting, we had the chance to look at some of the stock taking shape for Bankside (See if you can spot the work remaining!). Relatedly, we have been recently researching Ferry Vans. Bankside is inspired by the depot in Southwark that was known as the ‘Southwark Continent...
Source: The South London Area Group | 13 Nov 2023

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