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Modeling a Celanese tank car I have always liked tank cars lettered for Celanese Corporation, and want to have a small fleet of them.

Saturday Film Club: Snaefell Number 4 by drone For the moment, we will ignore the recent issues concerning the Snaefell Mountain Railway and the hysterical contributions to the discussions by people who should know better. Instead, look at the very recently refurbished Number 4, turned out in Ailsa green livery and looking very smart indeed.

Single to Dystopia? For various reasons that I'll drone on about at a later date, I'd decided that the railcar needed to be a bit more 'used' than the model I built earlier in the year. Having managed, to my rather great surprise, to actually make some convincing looking rust in my experiments I got all motivated to try it on the real thing, as it were.

7 Steps To Laying Scatter + Help A Fellow Modeller Emailed in recently with what seemed like an easy question. "I'd like your suggestions please, on putting down the scatter correctly", he asked. At first, this seemed a relatively straightforward question with a straightforward answer.

Trapped! Holding planning meetings away from the office makes a lot of sense. Take everyone away from distractions and the team can focus on layout down ideas for the next few months.

Estate coach in 006.5: interior detailing… James Sent from my iPhone.

Electrical things in BRM plus cakes! The September issue of BRM has gone all DCC - which as all fules kno is the work of the devil. Nevertheless, I have had a bit of a look at accesory decoder modules, which I have to grudgingly admit could massivly reduce the amount of wire under a baseboard.

Estate coach in 006.5: fitting out… So the estate railway coach, based on the Motor Rail and Tramcar Co Ltd examples built for the Dalmunzie estate in Scotland, needs fitting…

Produce shipping boxes in HO scale There are two possible meanings to the title of this post: the individual HO scale boxes themselves, and a suitable representation of a stack of such boxes. I am going to write about the latter meaning in this post.

Scottish estate coach… Text to follow James Sent from my iPhone.

West Bay Day hailed as best one yet THIS year has marked the most successful West Bay Day yet, with hundreds of people visiting the coast. West Bay was filled with stalls, games and vintage cars, accompanied by live music throughout the day.

Rock Formation Himself was down in Wales a week or so ago volunteering on what was once known as 'Kids Week', the FR's pioneering, and long-run… The cocktail sticks and cotton are still threading their way around the layout.

Something to Model It's about 3pm on a Saturday afternoon and we're in Ipswich looking down on part of a stabling point for the western arm of the Brisbane suburban network. You'll notice that the yard here is long and narrow with part of the old town on one side and the double-track mainline to Toowoomba and points west on the other.

Warehouse Wednesday: More tea driver? Bet you can get a cracking sausage, egg and chips along with a good, strong cup of tea. There's probably even tomato shaped bottles on the table for red sauce. It scores well on Trip Advisor although there is concern at the sausages. Found in Hereford bus station, for some reason, this reminds me of the Wills SS67 Wayside station kit.

Memories stirred at model railway exhibition CORRIS Railway Society holds its annual model railway exhibition at Y Plas in Machynlleth on 26 and 27 August. There will be a variety of layouts in a number of different scales and one of the larger ones will feature Playmobil equipment and offer children a chance to drive the trains.

EiM and Garden Rail in the shops It's a big day - the first issues of Garden Rail and Engineering in Miniature magazines I have been responsible for hit the news stands. Starting in the garden, I've filled it with lots of construction articles, some of which cover topics that I've always wondered about.

Celebrate history and wildlife in Abbeyleix this Laois Heritage Week Laois Heritage Week is just around the corner with over 40 events coming together to celebrate the history and heritage of the county. A huge variety of events will take place throughout the week, August 19 to 27, suitable for all ages from history talks and walks, open days at museums and family fun days.

Oberon Gets Its Wood As long-term followers of our layouts will know, u… Our approach to scenery is reassuringly traditional and our favourite way of creating bumply and lumpy ground it's the tried and trusted… It hasn't taken Himself long to get the new house painted and glazed - including that rather fiddly conservatory.

Western Austerity While on holiday in Devon, I popped into Osborn's Models in Bideford and had a mini splurge on 'N' gauge buildings and rolling stock. I also picked up a 'OO' gauge laser-cut wood kit from Arch Models, depicting a GWR Austerity signal box.

Near disaster paint job Painting started with a coat of Humbrol 120. I'm not sure why I picked the colour other than it was late, I was a bit tired and working under artificial light. The next day, I knew I'd made a mistake. It wasn't terrible, but the colour just wasn't the one I'd envisaged when I'd been building the model.

The Green, Green Grass…. I have finally started to add some colour and texture to the landscape of my 009 project. At this stage the process is very much the same as I would do in 7mm scale so I thought I would share some images here.

Waybills, Part 60: more about resources In the long series of posts I have been creating about waybills, I have alluded in passing to many resources for those seeking more information.

Back along the back I have done enough work around the trestle now, so I looked for another area to commence on. The track has been laid and ballasted across the trestle. I decided to start on the 'left' hand side of the trestle. This section joins the rock section towards the waterfall on the right to the section that will run into Broadwater.

Queens Wharf Comes Home Something like 3 years ago I was in a situation where I had sold the house I was living in but didn't have the space to store my small portable layout Queens Wharf in my new home. I asked Phil, a modelling friend, if he could store the layout for a time and he agreed.

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