No, not Christmas shopping, but Model Rail jobs to do over the festive period... First up is this wee Caley Pug 0-4-0T, using a Hornby Railroad model as the basis. I've already spent a day stripping the bodyshell and adding various new details. In fact, I'm just waiting for my shed to warm up enough for me to go and spray a coat of primer over it (we had a bit of snow up here in the Pennines this morning - not much, but a bit!).
While that paint dries, I'm going to look into improving the look of the chassis, without making any drastic mechanical alterations. It's the cylinders that may need the most work, I fancy. The full project will be described in the Feb 2010 issue (MR140).
A few other things are cluttering my workbench this morning, to be slotted in around drying glue and paint on the Caley Pug: Some C-Rail containers, more 21t mineral wagon kits and some Q&As to catch up on.