Military diorama kit looks just the job for colliery motive power
Just picked up a smashing plastic kit from Mini Art that, although produced to 1:72 scale, I'm aiming to adapt for use on my 'OO' gauge (1:76) colliery layout. Marketed as a generic workshop, it actually looks perfect as a small engine shed. The main doorway is a bit restricted for mainline locomotives, but it should accommodate some of Maudetown's fleet of diminutive industrial shunters without too much in the way of modification.
The box is crammed full of plastic bits and lots of small details are provided, such as drainpipes, gutters, windows, etc. The quality of the mouldings are high and I'm looking forward to sticking the lot together as well as painting and weathering. However, I need to tweak my trackplan a little to fit it on the baseboard and, as the building has large windows for one side only, I need to make absolutely certain of its location before building can begin.
With another bank holiday coming up, I might have the perfect activity lined up. Especially if it rains!