Monday, 23 April 2018

RAF Misarah completed-almost!

The arch and title have been completed at long last!
The lettering will be described in the next post- and will surprise you as it did me.
So, the lighting arch has been made from some material which mostly came as packing on our new gas cooker- so no cost there!
The photo below is an example of experimenting with the new camera.





Monday, 16 April 2018

Dundas Models DM19.

 This wagon, a W.W.1 War Dept. Class E Dropdoor Well Bogie Wagon, I found at an exhibition . It had not been painted , some of the wheel flanges were missing and one of the strengthening stays had gone missing as well.
The stay was easily rectified with microstrip and a new pair of wheels to replace the flangless ones obtained from Dundas.
A tightening up of some joints and a coat of primer gave it its finished colour. A pair of Greenwich couplings and just transfers to complete.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Scale Link Wolseley Hornet.


Tisis one of my finds from the 009Sales Table.
An excellently made Scale Link model that has been expertly finished.
This one will will be part of Woody Lane which has just hadthe baseboard completed.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Narrow gauge South 2018-more images.

 Some more images of 009 layouts at Narrow Gauge South 2018.
lack of time prevented me from noting all the pics to layouts i'm afraid.













Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Narrow Gauge South 2018.



 Hillbrow was privileged to have been invited to Narrow Gauge South at Barton Peveril College , Eastleigh organised by Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers led by Tim Couling.
A total of 60 stands were accomodated in, for NGS South, a new venue for this years show.
There was so much to see, please excuse the lack of credits in the following photos.
I will publish more in the next few days plus hopefully describing the assembly of some of my purchases.




The above are a selection of 009 layouts which have given me food for thought whilst planning a new layout- more in the next few days.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Bachmann 009 Baldwin runs on Hillbrow.

 At narrow Gauge South 2018 on Saturday 7th April Hillbrow briefly played host to the new Bachmann Baldwin.
This was the pre-production model used for the forthcoming Railway Modeller appraisal due to be published in the May edition I believe.
Almost at the end of the show the loco was given a very brief run and its performance is wonderful.
This is the heavily weathered version- I have ordered pristine examples in black and red.
I look forward to release .