“My name is Bobby and wanted to share my first scratch built bridges. Two are Howe through truss bridges. I have always been interested in scratch building so I gave it a shot. They are almost done so let me know what you think. Thanks.
“These photos show hornby locomotives with crew figures in the cabs.
The 1st photo is the hornby pug, it has a crew of one.
The others are of a 101 clas tank, and a jinty.
The crew figures were supplied unpainted black.
I painted the figures using water colour paint. I used water colour because if you make a mistake it is easy to fix up the mistake.
“Use thrown-away charcoal filter elements (like body shop respirators use) stripped open for REAL looking coal in coal hoppers.
It is light weight, and an exact match for coal. It is a might large for N scale. but looks great for HO and larger scales.
“Ground charcoal makes great scale coal…………keep breaking it till it’s the right size….then use the dust mixed with white sprit to age the rolling stock..
Dry cleaning hangers(plain) can be cut to make telegraph polls (solder cross bars) fence posts etc.
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