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A rare evening to myself saw me trying to clear my workbench backlog and so the first subjects I came across was a Pullman and a wannabe Bredin sitting in GSR maroon for over a year awaiting some of Des' wonderful decals.

Little bit of work and vollia, two less models on the to-do list.

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5 minutes ago, DoctorPan said:

Another two coaches finished and my steam era carriage fleet continues to build up.

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Great job in these coaches, the 1st coach has a near identical livery to the ones in my Rosslare coach transformation (probobly same paint and transfers) 

 

 Very soon, from a small pack of transfers and paint, you could have a huge variety of coaches in a variety of liveries

 

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8 minutes ago, Westcorkrailway said:

Great job in these coaches, the 1st coach has a near identical livery to the ones in my Rosslare coach transformation (probobly same paint and transfers) 

 

 Very soon, from a small pack of transfers and paint, you could have a huge variety of coaches in a variety of liveries

 

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Yup, Humbrol and Railtec. 

Small fleet still sitting in various stages of repaints, some just needing transfers to others still in primer. Big push atm to clear my workbench of WIP (as according to my notes, these coaches repaints started Jan 1st 2020!)

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And now for something a little smaller. I've decided to dip my toe into narrow gauge modelling as a chance to have a small running layout in an apartment set up. 

A choice of prototype was debated and I decided to lean into the "whimsy" nature that narrow gauge can inspire in some people and so I turned to an old childhood favourite, the Rev W. Awdry's Thomas books and one book in particular always interested a young me, "Duke the Lost Engine" set on the "Mid Sodor Railway" about "Duke", "Falcon" and "Stuart". So I've taken the opperunity to model the "MSR" seriously as Awdry himself did. Jumping into his lecture notes and additional material on the history of his world, the MSR has a lot more to it then what appears in the books, including 5 more engines then the 4 who were mentioned in the books plus it pulls inspiration from the Corris, Ffes and Snailbeach railways in real life, all which had enjoyable elements for a model. 

 

One of the MSR's major traffic flows was the mines at Cas-ny-Hawin, the owners of which, had been major supporters of the construction of the railway, as to give their goods a direct line to the Port of Arlesburgh for export then the currently existing mineral tramway they had constructed cheaply to improve movement. 

One source of traffic for the MSR would be the transport of mine workers to the various mines at Cas-ny-Hawin and so they are one of my first main projects. 

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All they are missing are decals and couplings as well as their engine, "Tim"

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First proper venture into narrow gauge locos. MSR No.7 "Tim" was one of the fledging company's newest engine, purchased from Sharp, Steward in 1887 to an adapted design of similar loco class Sharp, Steward was building at the time for a tramway railway in a nearby country of Ireland. "Tim" suited the MSR's needs of replacing some of the old tramway's smaller and slower locos with a more powerful loco. Tim was fitted with tram skirts to allow him to run along parts of the old tramway towards the mines although in later years this legal requirement was ignored while Tim was out of service or after his sale in 1936.

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On 22/4/2022 at 8:15 PM, David Holman said:

Full of character.

Thanks David, really enjoying the modelling when you don't take it too seriously.

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Finished one of the Granite block train rakes and seemed to have aquired one of the MSR's more famous fleet member then Tim.

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On 26/4/2022 at 3:38 PM, jhb171achill said:

Wow! That's amazing stuff, Dr Pan - reminds me of my teen years job on the Festiniog Railway way back in the day........... excellent realistic weathering.

Thanks Jonathan, must be doing something right if I'm evoking the spirit of the Ffes!

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