South Coast Railway News
3rd Quarter 2009
3nd Quarter News 2009
Pushing into autumn and I have used all the timber I bought for the extension on other projects, but never mind, as with all model railways there is no rush to get it done.
It has been a quiet few months on the railway because of the nice weather I have spent time walking on the North Yorkshire Moors and playing golf. Too nice to be in a hot stuffy loft.
I have, however re-built Peaks Summit station with new buildings. In the Ian Allen “Hornby Magazine” they have been giving away free buildings. These are what I have used as the basis for the new buildings. The two story building is the station building from the magazine with and extra floor added in Photoshop. Then printed and glued to the card base. This was very easy to do and I think has produced a quite good result. These buildings were all designed by www.scalescenes.com and are available on their website, this is well worth a visit. I have also added behind the station what I will be calling The Peaks Summit Railway Museum. Inside you can just see the A3 tender inside from a miniature railway! I still have a lot to do on all of this area to get everything blended in and all the scenery put back.
I have got some really good new stock this quarter. First I have had the re-building of the Lima Class 37 D6755. I have had the body for quite a while now and a chassis came up for sale at a good price and then some Flushglaze windows and she runs great and looks really well against the Hornby Class 37s.
Then came a Class 33 “Crompton” D6524 again Lima. The last diesel is another Lima loco the Class 52 D1016 Western Gladiator. Then just to make sure it wasn’t all diesels came the little 0-4-0 steam loco number 43209, and last but not least is the large Prairie Tank Ex GWR 61xx Class No. 6187 from Exeter Road Junction.
One video this quarter, a short film on how Peaks Summit use to be. The old pictures of the station are all on thier own page. Just click the link on the Stations page!
Pictures (top to bottom)