Every modeller no doubt has a ‘wish list’ of locos he or she wants to buy. Usually they are very long wish lists and of course I am no different. Every model I have reviewed thus far had previously featured on my list of desirables. Today, however, something different… Something of which I’m sure every other modeller has done too… The Impulse Purchase!
Let’s see if it’s any good…
I’ve always thought the OO Gauge resin buildings (like those in the Skaledale range) look rather splendid.
But now I’m starting to add more lighting features to my layout – like street lamps and retro fitting rolling stock with LEDs, some of those cracking looking buildings are starting to look a little left out.
Recently I undertook a little project to breathe new life into some old Hornby coaching stock. This was mainly focused on painting and coupling but I did briefly mention the possibility of adding lighting to bring a whole new dimension to a model with out-of-date tooling.
Lima Class 121
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen my continued effort to freshen up my old stock in my undertaking of recommissioning a Lima Class 121:
So I realise there hasn’t really been a layout update since May! The last you will have seen is the work I undertook to permanently fix my two base boards together by building a new underframe.
This enabled me to properly complete the ballasting over the gap between the two boards as seen here…
You may notice that there are two types of ballast here. The reason behind this dates back to the expansion project I undertook last year when I happen to use a different type of ballast on the outer loop. For consistency purposes I’ve re-ballasted the entire layout using this new mixture.
I have recently been on somewhat of a ‘modern image’ binge. As well as the Class 67 previously reviewed I’ve added to my collection by having a go at recreating the Virgin Charter Relief ‘Pretendolino’ (R2955) formation.
This was quite a well anticipated model and pack when it was originally released so let’s find out some more…