Hobby Night comes a day early this week
As I've other plans for tonight, my now weekly Hobby Night Thursday was brought forward 24hours and saw some work on this old LNER Thompson BG. Built from a Mail Coach kit that I picked up from Pennine Models in Haworth about 10 years ago, I've added some Comet detail bits and pieces, plus a set of Bachmann Gresley bogies of the correct 8ft wheelbase (6in shorter than the Thompson passenger stock). After an inauspicious start, the model is looking OK. Due to it's age, the parts needed quite a bit of work before construction could begin, with acres of flash to file away. The roof was the main problem, though, being much thicker on one side than the other. But, these things are sent to try us, as they say, and my perseverance has paid off. It's a long time since I've built a plastic carriage kit, so a bit of practice is never a bad thing.