Just Like The Real Thing kit almost complete.
Here's a quick peek at progress on the 7mm scale JLTRT kit of an ex-War Department 'Rectank'. A set of scratch-built wooden bolsters has been installed and a load of 'steel' section created from Evergreen styrene. The excellent Railtec transfers have just been applied and, once they're dry and sealed with varnish, I can finish the weathering job and secure the load with miniature chain.
As mentioned previously, this is a superb kit and I'm almost sorry that it's nearly complete - I haven't enjoyed building a wagon kit so much in ages! Look out for the article in Model Rail magazine, issue 226, on the shelves in the UK on 25 August...
|Railtec offers 7mm scale transfer packs for ex-LMS, LNER, GWR and SR Rectanks (packs 7200-7203). Being a loyal Midland Region modeller, I opted for the LMS pack.|