CAS Weekly 01/06/15

Sierra Leone Railway Museum

Modelling

UK Rail

World Rail

From The CAS Team

Compiled by Edward Kendall and Andy Carter.

Conserving a model wagon

This article from the National Railway Museum…

National Railway Museum blog

This is a post written by Museum Volunteer Philippa Beesley.

Volunteering in the National Railway Museum’s Conservation Department is exciting, challenging and essential for professional development. Despite being a qualified objects conservator, the work involves the new challenge of large objects of a technical nature. There is also the chance to deal with ethical issues such as operating stock.

Philippa working on Railway Models Philippa working on Railway Models

A current project involves the conservation of three ‘0’ gauge railway wagons, all of which have suffered areas of damage or loss. One of these is a London Midland & Scottish Railway 12-ton open wagon. The model wagon has a wooden body and underframe; interestingly using materials similar to its full size counterpart.

Before Conservation Before Conservation

As part of the national collection the procedure includes written and photographic analysis of the current condition. Issues identified with the LMS wagon include surface dirt on the interior base and…

View original post 94 more words

Initial Thoughts – location and scale

Loco Yard on the opportunity to start from scratch…

Loco Yard

Locoyard Southern Railway 00 scale models - 850 Lord Nelson, W11 Newport, 736 Excalibur & 925 CheltenhamWhen everything in your model collection is packed up and boxed and you are in a new home, you are given a rare opportunity to rethink everything.  And in my case, a lot has changed, not just in terms of the new home, but also plans for the future.  Previously I had a small section of a spare room to use for the locoyard model railway, but that’s no longer the case.  The new layout will be located in one of three places, the first being the attic/loft.  However, head space is too tight for this to be a viable model railway location.  The second choice would be a shed, but at present there is no shed!  Option three is the most feasible – to use the garage.  This isn’t without it’s challenges.  One challenge will be improving its security, another checking the electrics are ok.  The garage will not…

View original post 621 more words

Side Tracked: The Great Train Robbery in O Gauge

The Great Train Robbery modelling the Class 40 hauled Travelling Post Office train has been recreated by Luton Model Railway Club in O gauge. This report from the BBC.

Embed from Getty Images