I'm afraid I've been away from the forum for a while feverishly preparing Bratton Lane for its first exhibition on Saturday in Minehead. So I'm afraid this is a shameless publicity bump with a few update pictures of the recent detailing:
First here are the 'grafters' grabbing a break:
And I've also added some Knightwing point levers:
Some clutter at the back of the factory (a skip is being filled and dirtied to also go here):
And I've also acquired some scenecraft yard lamps - ready to plonk down I'm afraid, but they are very nice:
I reckon I've got around 12 ish wagons to play with - as most will know I will need 8 at a time for my inglenook puzzle. Here is an iron ore wagon weathered, kadee'd with load:
I've spent a lot of time getting the kadee's set right and the right running resistance on the wagons (sponge glued against the axles). But having twelve or so will mean I can discard any troublesome wagons on the day.
I plan to take my green 33, blue 24, green 08, blue 35 and perhaps a blue 20 to the show - that is a mix of DC and DCC. I find the sound 25 a bit of a pain with the kadee shuffle so I might leave it at home!
Here is my newly dirtied class 35 - I'd already airbrushed some acrylic sleeper grime, but I've now discovered weathering powders and had a go on this one after practicing on the wagons - all sealed with some humbrol matt varnish:
If you are in the Minehead area on Saturday please pop by and say hello.