“Decided to finish the tool car before sending it to you. Was stalled with paint issues, but yesterday I got the right primer that looks to be setting up just fine. The black tender body wasn’t liking the product I was using before.
Here is one view, Al. The shed portion is glued down, but the rest is just resting on the chassis. Added some tool boxes/bin for some interest. Most of what you see here will be blue, except for the shed roof, which will be a silver grey. Once painted and secured, next will be the added the ladders and some railings. I think it will come pretty close to the prototype.
Here is a side view. Sides will be grey silver bottom, with the blue upper portion, with the requisite yellow striping either side of the blue field. Should have put my windows in first, but got some stuff yesterday that will create window panes. Picked up a cheepie Life Like search lite car, but won’t wait for that to be done before I send you my piece. The copy is 90% done.
I really enjoyed Dangerous Dave and Debi’s train exploit. I had to research where that was in England. The cathedral ruins were part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I understand.
Will “git it to yer” as soon as I can.
And funnily enough, Dave has also sent in his latest too:
“Hi Al, just a bit of progress on my layout, was away last week so nothing done, but now got half the back scenes done and starting to try and figure out how the track will go, its all hit and miss just now, but least I got started …
As always a big thanks to Dave and Dan.
That’s all for today folks. Please do keep ’em coming,
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to start your railroad journey. Why dream when you can do?
PS If you missed yesterday’s post, it’s here.