Dan’s tool car

“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 …



Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

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.

8 Responses to Dan’s tool car

  1. Blimey, a HO scale nuke attack! the spray cans survived, all that soil saved the tunnels but all the track was blown out, poor you, where to start?

  2. Robert Brady says:

    that’s it?I’d like to see completed painted tool car.

  3. Robert Brady says:

    you have to wash and soft brush plastic models with warm soap and water before painting.I learned the hard way.

  4. Ray McColl says:

    Where does Dave get his back scenes from, they look fabulous

  5. Mike Childs says:

    Dave, Your”re amazing.. You frightened me for a moment as I thought the suspension bridges would be gone as I always enjoy seeing them, but it sounds like you’re just relocating them. It”s always a pleasure to watch your videos. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  6. George says:

    I enjoy looking at Dave’s videos. Unfortunately I seem to understand only about a third of what he has to say and, therefore, feel I am missing out on a lot of good info.

  7. someone asked re the Suspension bridges , they are from Skaledale collection at Hornby …a lot cvan be found on ebay ..

  8. anthoney king says:

    WOW, Dave, those new Back scenes look really good looking Great and you talked about the viaducts well Hornby have re-released them and you can now buy them brand new lol
    Just shows how good they was in the first place

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