Friday, 21 September 2018

Super Duper Barn

I did get some modelling done in the days before we left for Wales, in fact there was quite a burst of activity on my latest superbarn 120.

In the last post about the carriage I had just begun the process of cleaning the flash from the windows, and I managed to get that completed, made up the corridor connections out of styrene (a fiddly job I'm not fond of) and glued them together into a basic bodyshell.

Once that's done, and in order to protect the rather fragile superglue-on-resin joints, I try to make up the floor and false roof so that they can help to keep the carriage square and stop it flexing about too much.

Incidentally, while I was in Wales for Superpower I learnt a new nickname for these carriages which amused me.

The first three were designed with regular droplight windows in the middle of each bay of seats, in line with the tables.

They became known as 'Super Barns' in a nod to the original series of Centenary carriages build in the 1960s.

The most recent four carriages have been revised with much larger windows with hopper windows set into the toplights, which a friend referred to as 'Super-Duper Barns'

I rather like that.

The official name for them, I should point out, is Super Saloons - but I've never heard anyone call them that in conversation and I'm not about to start here.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Rebel Without A Tender

Even though we've worked for 20 years to create a layout of very ambitious scale, one which is also as accurate as we can make it, we're not above having a little fun with what we run on Bron Hebog at exhibitions.

We've always quite enjoyed making a cheeky reference to the politics of the railway or happenings, such as the model of the crashed car at Bron Hebog crossing which - as I expected - was a talking point at weekend among those 'in the know' who came to look at the layout.

Another irresistible target was the appearance of the replica Lynton and Barnstaple Baldwin Lyn at the Superpower event, which was appearing on the Welsh Highland for the weekend under the strict understanding that it would never been seen near the FR's resident Manning Wardle Lyd.

(That moment is to happen for the first time in Devon.)

With Himself having burned some midnight oil to get our new Backwoods Lyn to the stage where it can run the temptation was too great...

The model itself is still requires a lot of running in, producing a rather dramatic squeal if given too much juice, and it still has a rather pronounced waddle at this stage, but it managed to put in a few laps of the layout, some of which were caught on camera.

The real loco was only running top and tail with Taliesin between Caernarfon and Waunfawr, and we had the chance to take a ride behind it courtesy of the free Rover tickets which the railway provided for all exhibitors.

Ours ventured a little further south to Beddgelert.

We will, of course, post updates as construction is completed.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Delightful Dinas

We've returned from a terrific three days showing Bron Hebog at its second home - the goods shed at Dinas Station - during WHR Superpower 2018.

It was great to see so many familiar faces and also get to meet a number of fellow modellers who we've only ever had contact with in the virtual world until now - a couple of them even brought along some special guest locomotives which had a cheeky run around the layout.

There'll be more to tell you about in the coming days but for new here are some extended video highlights for those of you who weren't able to come along, and to enjoy again for those who did.

Thanks again to our friends on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway for inviting us along and looking after us so well over the weekend.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Ready To Go

Bron Hebog is all packed up and ready to head 'home' to the top left hand corner of Wales this weekend.

The layout is supposed to be up and running in Dinas goods shed from lunchtime tomorrow (Friday) which means we're going to have to hit the road early in the morning for the 350 mile journey.

We're talking radio breakfast newsreader early, so it's a good job I'm used to it.

We're both very much looking forward to it.

Will we see you there?

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Ashes To Ashes

The new BZ wagons will be ready to make their appearance on Bron Hebog this weekend.

Himself has been busy over the last few days painting and lettering them.

The lettering incurred some unfortunate, unforeseen expenditure.

You may not have considered it before - I know I hadn't - but on most sheets of lettering you don't get equal numbers of letters, and certainly not many Z's.

Which is a bit of a hinderance when each of these wagons requires at least 4 of them.

Thanks to the modern marvel of internet shopping Himself was able to get in fresh supplies in time to get the wagons ready for the show at Dinas.

They've also been filled with a removable load of locomotive ash, which is how they were being used when we photographed them at Boston Lodge last year, and this is quite often tripped along the WHR to be spread at various locations so they at least have a prototypical purpose for appearing on the layout.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The Third Baldwin

I mentioned in passing on here a few weeks ago that we have a new locomotive project - a Backwoods kit for the Lynton and Barnstaple Baldwin Lyn.

The real sized replica will be running on the Welsh Highland next weekend so I guess that provided some inspiration for Himself to dig it out of the box and see what it was all about.

This model is unusual for us because it comes part-assembled.

It came into our possession as a quid pro quo from a good friend of the layout in return for Himself taking on some advanced troubleshooting on a couple of other locomotives.

Now, with second-hand Backwoods kits the best advice is caveat emptor and it's very much the case here.

(Apologies, this post keeps drifting off into Latin.)

Himself tells me that the person who'd started the kit had broken the golden rule of following the instructions to the letter.

In this case they'd jumped ahead a few stages in putting the frames together meaning it was now impossible to insert the wheels, and their associated compensation mechanism.

Fortunately it was not so far advanced as to prevent him unsoldering parts and reconstructing it as it was designed to be put together.

Himself tells me he regards all this as a very good warm up exercise for taking on one of the new Garratt kits we obtained in the summer, which I anticipate will become his main winter project.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Hole In the Wall

A challenge for all layouts which have a distinct scenic area and a fiddle yard is how to make the break between the two.

Typically this is done with an overbridge or a tunnel.

In this respect Bron Hebog is quite unusual because we have our tunnel in the middle of the layout and you get to see both ends.

What we don't have is an obvious scenic break at either the Portmadog or the Rhyd Ddu end of the layout.

I suppose at the southern end we could have employed the Bryn Y Felin road bridge but that would have been stretching things a bit.

So instead we just have the line disappearing into the trees - just as we do at the upper end as well.

The difficulty we had was that the entrance to the fiddle yard was just too much of an obvious mouse hole, so we've tried to disguise it with a few carefully placed trees, although we can't have too many otherwise there's a danger that the board will no longer mate with its opposite number for storage and transport.

There's always a compromise in this game.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The Car's The Star

There's a lot that's been done to the layout since the last time we showed it at Dinas, three years ago, and a lot of new stock to run on it too.

I expect, however, that one of the star attractions when we're at Welsh Highland Superpower next weekend - at least among those in the know - will be looking for the crashed car at Bron Hebog crossing.

One of the perils of making a layout of a real place, and a reasonably contemporary one as well, is that there is never a shortage of people to tell you whether or not you've done it right, and even more so when you go and show it a few miles down the road from the actual place.

I'm expecting that the Oberon Woods estate scene will be getting a through going over because each time we've taken the layout to Dinas we've had people coming up who live there and asking us if we're going to be making a model of their house?

Well, now we have.

The big question is, will it pass muster?

Monday, 3 September 2018

Falling Behind

I've let Boston Lodge get ahead of me in the carriage-building stakes again and this autumn I shall have to play catch-up.

I've had these castings for super barn (sorry, super saloon) 120, set aside for quite a few months but the motivation to put it together was lacking whilst all the while the real carriage was commissioned and put into service.

It's a terrible thing to say but sometimes you can get a little bored (just a tiny wee bit) of making similar models - even if the carriage works crew are always keeping me on my toes with their sneaky alterations to the design.

By my reckoning this will be the seventh super barn saloon I've built, and the fourth of the revised design with the big windows, so you can maybe understand why the novelty has worn off.

However, there's nothing else for it, I need to man up and get on with it, so I retrieved the castings from the photo album where they've been safely squashed all this time, and begun the process of cleaning up the flash from the casting process.

I got the first one done and then, as they used to say on kids summer holiday telly when I was young, I went off and did something less boring instead.....

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Backscene Bandwagon

Himself has taken an executive decision that a plain background to the layout wasn't good enough and surprised me last week by announcing that he's invested in a batch of self-adhesive photographic backscene sheets.

These are becoming quite common now and the ones he's picked are produced by International Models.

It's a compromise, of course, because the scene is not exactly the same as the slopes of Moel Hebog which rise above the Beddgelert S-bends but I have to say I think it looks effective enough in the shot above.

One of the things which pleases me most is the shades blend in, which is always the concern I have with using these type of backscenes.

What's for sure is it's certainly way better than anything we could create ourselves with a paintbrush.

It may be in due course that an opportunity presents itself for a more authentic, bespoke solution, but this will certainly do the job for going to Dinas in a fortnight.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Pipes And Hoses

I dropped the BZ wagons off with Himself at the weekend for finishing off the brake pipes and the couplings and told him there was no hurry.

Works a treat, every time.....

As you can see, the pipe run, which is visible from the side view of the wagon on the track, has a lot of bends in it and the vacuum hoses on these wagons are very long and curvy.

Unlike most other ones which hang vertically these curl around horizontally so that the end doors can fold flat and connect when the wagons are being used in drive-through mode during engineering works.

Apologies to devotees of fast food joints for spelling drive-through properly.

On second thoughts, no, actually.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Fully Loaded

Himself has decided that too many of our BZ wagons have been running around empty for too long.

So for the show in a couple of weeks time at the Welsh Highland Superpower weekend he's made up some loads.

These large utility wagons are given all sorts of jobs around the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland system and these show one being used to carry loco coal with another couple full of scrub from a lineside clearance train.

We'll probably fill some other ones up with loco ash, which is how many of them are deployed.

All of the loads are removable.

They sit on a false floor made from sheet styrene which is raised up on stilts.

And if you're wondering how he got the coal in there (which is real coal, by the way) he put a layer of cling film inside the wagon before inserting the false floor, spooning in the coal and then pouring a diluted PVA mix over it all.

That way the inside of the wagon was undamaged.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

One Careful Owner

I've had a go at distressing the model of the Ford Puma to try to make it look like it's had an argument with a Garratt.

Does that look convincing?

The technique I used in the end was a heat one of my spoon-shaped scribing tools over a gas burner on the stove and press it into the panels which look the hits.

The area was weathered using a dry brush to try and pick out the shape more and then the previously shiny plastic was given a coat of matt varnish.

I'll take it over to Himself's place later today and see what it looks like abandoned by the lineside.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Just Brake Pipes To Go

As far as my part in them goes the two BZ wagons are done.

The main thing that they're still missing - apart from colour, of course - is the brake pipe runs and the vacuum bags, but that's Himself's speciality so I shall pass them over to him to complete that job.

As is quite often the way I never really appreciated how different the two are until I studied them in detail for making the models.

Not only are there very different side door solutions on the two designs but they have their brake cylinders on opposite sides.

I've also come to the conclusion that the one nearest the camera is derived from a cut down B wagon while the one at the back, with the remains of the hinges on the frames, was built up on the chassis of a DZ wagon.

Oh yes, one more task I forgot - fitting couplings to the bogies.

That might help.....

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

A State Of Distress

Vandalising models doesn't come naturally to me, but that's what I'm going to have to do for a very up-to-date scenic feature on Bron Hebog.

Recently a car had an 'argument' with a Garratt - and came off second best - on the occupational crossing, also called Bron Hebog, which is at the back right hand corner of our layout.

The vehicle involved was a Ford Puma and it got me wondering whether there were any suitable scale models available on the market?

A quick internet search turned up one of these, conveniently in red, the same colour as the car involved in the incident.

This particular model is to HO scale, which is smaller than the 4mm scale of OO9, but there is also a useful modelling dodge to have things at the back of a layout smaller and so add depth by making them seem further away.

As this will be indeed be placed at the furthest away point on Bron Hebog it should work well.

The challenge now is to make this pristine plastic Puma look a little more like this....

Monday, 20 August 2018

Last Of The B Wagons

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a picture of the final Worsley brass B wagon which Himself had finished tarting up, now it's been painted and is ready for lettering and a coat of varnish.

It's the extra little details he adds which really make these models for me, such as the footsteps which hang down and are picked out in yellow, and all the grab handles along the side of the frame.

Put together with all the resin Mk2 designs I've produced we now have a very long string of SAR freight wagons which look very impressive running together behind one of our Garratts on the layout.

Come and see for yourself at Superpower next month - all the details are on the Exhibition Diary page.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Harold The Second

We have a number of duplicates in our fleet, mostly this is because we've made an improved version as our techniques have improved, or because a better kit has come onto the market.

In the case of the Boston Lodge works shunter Harold (better known by it's nickname 'Shitty the shunter') we're having to make another one because our original one was stolen.

That's right, it was nicked - and I still feel very angry about it.

It was taken, many years ago now, while we were exhibiting Dduallt at a specialist Narrow Gauge exhibition in Leeds - most probably by an 'insider', because it was parked in a headshunt in the middle of the layout so it was not as if a member of the public visiting the show could lean over and swipe it while the layout was running.

That suspicion that it was a fellow 'modeller' - I use the term advisedly - has always cheesed me off more than the fact it was pinched.

Anyway, it's always been a long term ambition to replace it, and recently Himself started putting together the body which we adapted from a Chivers kit.

Our first version ran on a Farish DMU power bogie but it was a little bit of a squeeze, so for this incarnation I suggested to Himself that we use one of the spare Arnold 'Kof' chassis I had tucked away for a rainy day.

As I say, it's a long term project, so don't expect to see it appearing anytime soon.

And when it does rest assured that I will be keeping a very close eye on it!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Ready To Run Revisions

Himself likes to tinker - it's been a lifelong habit.

As soon as we received our Bachmann Baldwin 590 he was pulling it apart - as much as he dared! -to see how it worked.

So it was little surprise to me when he said he wanted add some extra details to make it look more authentically like the Col. Stephens hand-me-down.

One of the features which stands out in the photographs from the time, and isn't included on the Bachmann model, is the homemade cab back sheet, which was no doubt added to provide protection from the liquid sunshine in the top left hand corner of Wales.

In the spirit of (I presume) the fitters at Dinas, he's knocked up something in styrene which can be clipped into position.

He hasn't been able to figure out a way of doing the same for the side extensions without permanently fixing them to the body, but a quick search of the web brings up pictures where it only had the rear part fitted.

My main concern is that it looks far too clean and shiny for 590, but then we are modelling the railway in the present day when the locomotives do, by and large, look immaculate.

(Although it has to be said the WHR Garratts do tend to look a little more 'honest' in daily service than the pampered fleet on the FR.)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Happy Couplings

Himself is on a mission at the moment to standardise, as far as possible, all our couplings.

This has gone so far as to fit brass Greenwich couplings to the lead and tail waggons of our slate train where they couple up to the locomotives.

Previously these were fitted with chunky plastic BEMO couplings which for a long while were the standard in OO9.

The most vital thing with couplings in any scale, but especially this one, is that they are aligned properly for height with one another and you can see in the picture how we use a little jig knocked up out of styrene to set the height of the bottom of the coupling face.

The advantage that the Greenwich design has over all overs is that because the shaft is made of brass it is easily bent either upwards or downwards to make fine adjustments - the key thing is to make sure it is fixed very firmly to the model, otherwise you will pull it off when you go to bend it.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Black Spot

I'm ready to make the first casts of the Mk2 BZ wagon.

The side piece has been finished off with its rivets.

These are tiny resin dots fixed onto waterslide transfer film, produced by the American firm Archers, and they very simple and effective to use.

I brush a coat of clear varnish over them before I cover the whole thing in RTV to try and stop them being pulled off when I removed the cured mould, which mostly works.

As with the first wagon the ends are going to be a two-stage process because of the differences in the hinges / supports where they fold down flat on the real wagons.

I will cast two copies of this piece - which has all the details common to both - and use them to make another pair of masters.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Bogie Maintenance

More fettling of the stock has been going on this week over at Himself's place.

Our Merddin Emrys has had its bogies out so that the couplings can be changed from the chunky ones we used since it was built for the brass Greenwich design which is standard fit on all our carriages and wagons now.

There have also been a couple of bogie upgrades for the Barns.

Observation Car 100 and its one time running mate 124 have been treated to a pair of my own design of brass and resin modern FR bogies.

There are still a lot of our older carriages which need these so I will have to pull my finger out and cast a few more soon.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Looky Likey

Well, up to a point..

Over the last few days I've been getting on well with the second of the BZ wagon sides.

It's got to the point where all it needs before it can be used as a master is to add the resin rivet transfers along the bottom of the frame.

(Yes, I'm afraid I do count them, but it's only a handful of them.)

The FR currently has two of these hybrid wagons but - inevitably - they're very different from each other, meaning I need to make separate masters for each of them.

In the picture below they're posed one above each other.

So how many differences can you spot?

Monday, 6 August 2018

BZ Together

I've been gluing the first set of castings for the BZ wagon together.

All went very smoothly.

The crucial thing with a wagon with different ends is that you get them on the correct end of the chassis - this is because the vac cylinder and reservoir are on different sides beneath the chassis.

In the picture above you can see the slanted struts which I added in styrene.

I fix both the end pieces on first and check they're sitting centrally and vertical before adding the side pieces.

These days my adhesive of choice for working with these resin kits is 60 second superglue - you get a decent amount of adjustment time without the long wait - and the risk of slippage - which comes with even the most rapid two part epoxy.

I think I shall set this to one side now and start work on the masters for the other type of BZ wagon, which looks a lot less straightforward.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

BZ Progress

Because one day somebody had the great idea of making the new variant BZ wagons 'drive-through' they have asymmetric folding ends, which means people like me can't get away with making just the one master.

I started off by making one basic end with no hinge details - cast two copies of that - and added the parts which make them different from one another.

The only bit that it's not really practical to cast is the triangular bracing struts which go on the one with the longer hinges - or more that it's not doable in a one piece flat mould like I use.

So I've had to form these up out of styrene strip, which was a rather fiddly job which I will not look forward to on the second one.

At this point I have the basic kit of parts to form the wagon body.

I've cast a second side section and added the grab rail at each end.

Time to see how it goes together now,

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Multi-Media B Wagon

The last of our Worsley Works brass B wagon kits is ready to be painted.

It had been sitting for a number of years in its naked state with the etches soldered up into a box but none of the details added on.

Himself finds putting on all the angle section pieces rather fiddly, with lots of burnt fingers along the way, and is quite determined that this will be the last of them!

Many other details have been added and this is now a truly multi-media model.

In addition to the brass body he's used plastic strip on the side doors and the brake cylinder and the reservoir tank are spare bits I cast from my resin kits for the later style of wagon.

He's also chosen to use the bogies we developed in conjunction with Narrow Planet with the brass frame and the cast detailing pieces.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Battle Of The Bulge

Himself has been working hard to sort out the last of the baseboard joints after some issues cropped up during the show at Bressingham last month.

Eventually, after a lot of measuring, we discovered the problem was that the boards at the Porthmadog end of the layout were ever-so-slightly shorter than the ones at the Rhyd Ddu end.

Although it didn't stop the layout being put together it was having the effect of putting a  strain through the structure (which forms a large square) with the consequence that some of the boards were being pulled apart a little.

And with the tiny wheels of 009 even gap of a couple of millimetres will affect the running. 

The discrepancy probably occurred as a result of the boards being built many years afterwards in a place where there was no opportunity to erect the layout to check how it fitted together.

The fix he decided on was too add a 9mm fillet to the joint between the lower fiddle yard and where it joins the first scenic board.

This also had the effect of moving the edge of the fiddle yard out by 15mm and so the tracks had to be slewed to match and the locating dowels repositioned as well.

The effort has been worth it, though, because the board joints at the front of the layout, in the station area, have closed up nicely and it's been tested by propelling a long rake of B wagons (the stock most vulnerable to derailing) all the way from the station into the fiddle yard.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Baldwin At Beddgelert

There was something very exciting in the post while I was away on my summer holidays, something that until very recently I never thought I would see - a stunning ready-to-run 009 locomotive.

Usually there's not a lot to look forward to when you return home but this time I was full of anticipation for getting to take a look at our Bachmann Baldwin 4-6-0.

Most of Bron Hebog is set up for testing and fettling of the board joints at Himself's place at the moment so we've actually had the chance to give it a proper test and have some fun taking a few snaps.

It's been 80 years since a Baldwin was last seen at Beddgelert.

I do hope it won't be too much longer before either 778 or the pretend 590 being restored for the WHHR can play out these scenes for real.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Utterly And Ruthless

It's not usually my style but sometimes, if you're ever going to achieve your goals, there is a moment where you have to be ruthless.

For us that came a couple of weeks ago when we secured what I know to be the last pair of Backwoods 009 NGG16 kits produced.

To say that these are sought after since the business was closed down is a Garratt-sized understatement.

When, by chance, I discovered a seller who had these up for grabs it was clear to me that I had to ensure we secured them for Bron Hebog.

The layout, you see, has been a 20 year project, and we've never rushed or hurried.

We'd been merrily going along collecting the locomotive and rolling stock no faster than we were building them, so when Pete called time on Backwoods we were caught napping having only built 3 NGG16s, with only 2 of them finished as WHR examples (87 and 138).

This left us stuck in the herd chasing the finite number of unbuilt kits which very occasionally pop up for sale.

(Because, as friends of ours have discovered to their cost, you can never be sure what you're getting if you purchase one that someone else has completed....)

In this case the seller was getting out of model railways - indeed, getting out of the country - and having seen the prices that other Backwoods kits had sold for in online auctions was intending to throw these to the wolves on eBay as well.

Now, as well having a well-hidden ruthless streak I will also admit to not being too proud to beg.

I had to find a way to tie down a deal for these kits before they went on the open market, not only because there would be no limit on the price but also because of the jeopardy which goes with the timed-auction situation.

To cut a long story short, it was to my immense relief that the seller was eventually persuaded that the most fitting home for the last two Backwoods kits was for them to be completed to a high standard and run on Bron Hebog for everyone to enjoy at exhibitions, rather than gathering dust in a drawer or exploited for profit.

We still paid a very inflated price (compared to the nominal box prices for the kits) but we have no complaints - that's the reality of the market for them these days.

And can you put a price on getting the opportunity to see through a project you've put 20 years of your life into?

So what will we be doing with these two?

One of them will certainly be finished as 143 in its current green livery.

The other, depending of developments on the real railway, may be turned out as 130 which is coming towards the end of a major restoration at Dinas, or it could be that we convert our original ACR black-livered Garratt to represent it.

In which case the final kit could potentially be finished as 140 or 109, if either of them ever turn a wheel on the WHR.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Being Bee-Zee

I hope you've enjoyed the posts showing off some of my favourite models while I was away on holiday over the last few weeks.

Now I'm back I haven't wasted any time in getting on with the BZ wagon project.

I'm starting with the simpler of the two which follows the same pattern of struts as a B wagon with a small central door.

I've made the masters for the side pieces and also a first stage for the ends.

I say first stage because the ends on the BZ wagons - which fold flat to form ramps between them when they're coupled together - are not identical.

So what I've done is made an initial master with the details which are common to both ends, then I shall cast two copies of it and add the extra bits which are unique to each end, and use them as the final masters to cast from.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Brown Paper Packages

You never forget your first Pullman!

When I was first shown the design for this carriage in the early days of the WHR project I really did wonder how I was ever going to manage to copy it in miniature in styrene, especially with those oval window and door frames.

So that fact that I did, and I remain rather pleased about that, is the reason I've chosen it as the last of my favourite things for this series.

(Sound of Music fans can breath a sigh of relief now.)

Although I've now seen quite a few of these made using the Worsley Works scratch-aid kit in brass I'm still rather chuffed that mine was the first and entirely scratch built.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Wild Geese That Fly

A very important part of the fleet in the weather we've been having so far this summer is the water tank wagon.

In South Africa vehicles like these were towed behind the Garratts to extend their operating range, in Wales its role is as a strategic, mobile store of fire-fighting water in case of a lineside conflagration on one of the more remote sections of the WHR.

I puzzled for a while about how to build the tank before I discovered the diameter was pretty much a match for plastic pipe I could by at the local DIY store, and for the domed ends I adapted parts from that old faithful, the Airfix / Dapol four-wheel oil tank wagon kit.

The whole thing was mounted on one of my resin cast DZ wagon chassis.

On special occasions the wagon does get a run and performs another useful purpose as a barrier wagon between double headed NGG16s to prevent any strain on the heritage bridges on the WHR.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Schnitzel With Noodles

In this case the noodles definitely come in a tomato soup sauce!

I love everything about this model, except the colour, but I can't blame anyone except myself for that.

Himself did a fine job converting the Backwoods LT kit to look a little more like DLG, especially with the much wider cab opening.

It's just a shame it's so orange.

More DJT than DLG!