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Under The Bench – Part II

Under The Bench – Part II

PAINTING & COMPLETION

Progress constructing the Barrett kits for the Midland 2P and GW Grange had progressed well and it was time to consider painting the models.

Recently, with tears in his eyes, a friend of mine showed me the twisted remains of an ‘0’ Gauge Milk Wagon.  The plastic kit had been beautifully made, and the primer sprayed on.  The top coat had been applied and was not compatible with the primer coat resulting in a poor paint finish.  Undeterred he attempted to remove the offending coat with paint stripper.  It removed the paint but attacked the plastic with disastrous results.  It literally melted before his very eyes!

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ALSRM at Reading Review

ALSRM at Reading Review

The Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers held their Annual show at the Rivermead Centre in Reading last Saturday. It was a must see show for the followers of the larger scales, with a splendid array of layouts, more than seventy traders present and a good selection of societies and demonstrations. The show was split over three halls, one for layouts, one for traders and a smaller one for demonstrators and society stands (Bring and Buy). Continue reading

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G1MRA Exhibition Shepshed

G1MRA Exhibition Shepshed

Some of you may think that Gauge 1 is only for the rich, with an express locomotive and it’s train running around a large garden, but this is not the case having seen the cost of kits and ready to run rolling stock. It is amazing that you could purchase a Mark 1 ready to run coach for £200.00, while in 0 gauge you would be lucky to be able to purchase a kit for that amount. Wagon kits were about the same price as our 0 gauge equivalents.

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The Festival of Railway Modelling – Alexandra Palace

The Festival of Railway Modelling – Alexandra Palace

Going to the Festival of Railway Modelling brought back memories of my father taking me down to London to visit the Easter Show at either the Central Hall or the Great Horticultural Halls in Westminster. I always looked forward to these shows as a child and I can honestly say this was no exception. The line up of layouts that were published lived up to my expectation, it was a superb show and Warners and the Model Railway Club must be congratulated on their choice of layouts.

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