These are the tales of the creation of the model of the Isle of Stoner Railway. It is a 009 model being 4mm to the foot or thereabouts.
Monday, 14 October 2013
Lucy in green with handrails
After all the excitement of the weekend I had a day off today so apart from sleeping and washing I found a couple of hours to do some modelling. I decided to finish off the detailing of Lucy my big Hunslet. This was mostly fitting handrails, first I did the curved one around the smokebox door. This has three handrail knobs which for once I managed to get symmetrical. The cab door ones were fantastically fiddly and involved a good deal of swearing and bodging but I got them ok in the end.
Little and large
A bit of rod to operate the sanders and a paint touch up and it was done. I still can't decide on varnish, I tried some satin on Burnmouth and it looks ok but maybe a bit too shiny.