Firstly – thanks for everyone who voted for the YDMR in the Hornby magazine awards – the layout won!
A quick update on what’s been going on in the loft over the last couple of weeks. Two new parcels vehicles have been built and painted. These are the Parkside kits and were painted crimson, with some additional weight added to improve running.
Secondly, I’ve weathered and modified the rake of six Bulleid coaches. This involved re-painting the roof with Tamiya grey, weathering the underframes with Tamiya brown and modifying the couplings to Kadees. For this I had to cut off the tension locks and glue Kadee no 5s at each end. I also added gangways which are available on ebay:
Finally, I weathered two new locomotives – a Hornby schools class and Great Western 42xx. I gave these the usual treatment.
As always, thanks for watching.