OO9 train ready for service at Maudetown
With a few hours to spare, my little narrow gauge train is complete and ready to be packed up for transport to the NEC tomorrow. It'll be on display at the Model Rail stand (B7).
The loco is virtually complete, but still lacks a pair of steam whistles. Also, the interior needs a bit of extra work to hide the Farish motor unit from view, although it already boasts a full set of controls at each end and a footplate crew. It also needs a pair of couplings, but I'm hoping to pick up a set at the Warley show.
As for the rolling stock, the open wagon has received a load of pit props (cut from kebab sticks) and I'm looking out for a few other OO9 scale kits to complete the train. At the very least, I could do with some sort of brake van and, perhaps, some side-tipping wagons. Hopefully Parkside Dundas will have something suitable on its stand.
Anyway, I'd better pack my bags ready for tomorrow... maybe see you there!
|NCB No.2 Doris, is ready for action with a suitably dusty and careworn appearance.|