12-inch to the foot

I’m spending more and more time playing with big trains down at Didcot Railway Centre (where there are plenty of two bolt chairs!). I’m usually either looking after the ‘display’ engines in the engine shed (cleaning, lubricating, beautifying),  or helping out with the overhaul of pannier tank 3650. Below are my posts about real (preserved) trains…

Blog posts about preserved trains

  • A quick repaint… Sunday 19th August, 2018 - I’ve not made much modelling progress of late, partly due to lots of work travel, but mainly due to over-committing myself to too many home, club, and 12″-foot projects… and here is one of them, a quick repaint of a small prairie over the past week at Didcot Railway Centre.  The paint on 5572 has … Continue reading A quick repaint…
  • True scale Saturday 3rd February, 2018 - When you need 5/8″ BSW bolts, it’s probably not a model…  Spent today crawling around the front of 6023 (King Edward II) bolting on various bits as she warmed up. Ready for some tests runs later in the afternoon, she looked great thumping up and down the demonstration line at Didcot – and there was … Continue reading True scale

 

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