captainanorak wrote:That V2 is lovely, is it 0 gauge?
I've decided to leave coupling rods for now and go for Caledonian 123 to get some practise of building chassis without having to worry about lots of complicated walschearts valvegear.
Just need to decide on whether to make the LMS red livery or the Caledonian blue... I have a tender for each of them but only a set of old triang wheels for 1 engine... decisions decisions!
You may find that the decision is sometimes made when you look at the paint and transfers you have... Ok, I have an advantage with my narrow gauge in that some items can be any colour I like (Within reason). But I was building up a nice diesel, and I bought a tin of beautiful metallic light green. However, when I opened up the tin I spent ages and ages mixing it, as it still seemed a little watery, and when I eventually decided to apply it, it was so clear and watery, that it would probably take the thickness of a credit card in paint just to get a nice even colour. I wiped it off and my diesel became B.R. blue, which suits it.