Finished in time for display at Warley, 37606 is ready for service

With a post-Warley hangover in full effect today, I've been taking stock of all the great kit and component samples collected over the weekend and planning when and how best to showcase them in Model Rail in the coming months. Stuff like motion-sensing illuminated tail lamps, 3D-printed tractors, N gauge farm diorama sets, laser-cut glazing packs have got my creative juices flowing. Other goodies included an etched brass kit of something that will look perfect behind this here DRS Class 37. The paint had just dried in time for the model to be boxed up and lugged down to Brum, along with the Railroad Class 31, for display on the Model Rail stand at the NEC. Thanks to those who sought me out to say nice things about both models (and the mag in general). Indeed, it was a good weekend all round and nice to catch up with some familiar and some new faces.

There was a raft of new models on show too, although I didn't get much of a chance to see them all. I did try some bicep curls with the Heljan O gauge Class 40 (it's BIG!) and Hattons/Heljan Bayer Garrett looked promising. Oh, and the Danes are going to do a BR Class 05 shunter, which I'm excited about. The Bachmann Lanky tank looks good, as does the Dukedog, while Dapol's sand-liveried OO Western looked the business.
Ben and Chris Nevard, got all the gen and images of everything of note and all will be revealed in detail in Model Rail 178. In the mean time, check out MR's Facebook feed (linked on the righthand side of this page)...

Another project chalked off. Now to start a J94 and an etched brass industrial shunter...


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