Monday, 11 July 2011

37003 enters the workshop

In association with the Class 37 Locomotive Group (C37LG), I'm currently working on a limited edition Bachmann 37, produced exclusively for the Group. Using the latest Bachmann Cl37/0 tooling, the model represents the preserved 37003 in its late 1970s/early 80s condition and it's a superb rendition in its own right. However, with a few Shawplan and PHD Designs bits, I'm aiming to achieve the 'Ultimate 37'.... I hope I can do it!

Look out for the feature in MR160, on sale on August 11th. Meanwhile, here are some initial progress shots from the weekend.

Oh, and don't forget that MR159 is out this week and it's another packed issue with some beautiful Somerset & Dorset-themed layouts....

Every 70s loco should 'ave 'em: A driver and secondman ensconced in the cab! These are fairly new diesel crew from Dart Castings.

Taking a saw to an exclusive limited edition model... I was a bit nervous at this point, as I only had one chance to get it right. The stereo was turned off, the phone taken off the hook, the dog put in the other room, a deep breath taken and full concentration engaged...

Is it too smug to say it was perfect first time? Well, I've had a bit of practice with these new Shawplan bits.

The new Shawplan windscreens look great when they're painted and glazed. Definitely worth the effort.

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