Here are a couple of new additions;
Firstly is an ex L&Y Pug for use on Lakebank. This is a 3mm Society kit originally built to 12mm gauge by the late Don Hanson, a member of the South Western Group. I have converted it to 14.2mm gauge by moving the wheels out on their axles and also moving the outside cylinders further out to give clearance. This is a very characterful loco complete with a ‘waddle’ as it moves along. The two wagons are also the work of Don.
Secondly is a model of a GWR 850 class saddle tank, now awaiting painting. This is from a kit produced by Andy Shillato of the 3mm Society with additional hand turned brass dome and safety valve and buffers from a plasticard version I built about 20 years ago. The chassis is compensated and driven by a high level gearbox mated to an open frame Mashima motor. This loco is destined to be part of the standard gauge stock on my new diorama layout ‘Lananta’.