Monday, 23 September 2013

MAUDETOWN SHED OPENS

MiniArt kit looks at home on Maudetown Colliery


As mentioned in previous posts, I've been working on a MiniArt plastic kit, ostensibly representing a European workshop building. Now, though, the assembled structure has been painted, weathered and 'planted' into a small corner of Maudetown Colliery. The kit has been modified ever-so slightly and can now house any of the colliery's indigenous traction, albeit one loco at a time.

It hasn't been fitted permanently yet, however, as I want to improve the interior, add a small workshop and maybe even sink an inspection pit between the rails. Combined with the Ratio  lifting gantry, Maudetown's workshops are looking more purposeful these days.

You can read about the building of this kit, along with the Hornby MPD, in the next issue of Model Rail magazine (MR188), out on October 3rd.


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