Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Tinworthy- April progress report

I haven’t posted much recently but that doesn’t mean I’ve not been active.

Firstly I have built the footbridge which spans the two platforms between the end of the station and the goods shed.

It is constructed from Plastikard and is interesting in that the supports on the up platform end span the stone wall which goes along the back of the platform. The wall is still to be painted and weathered as well as the platform surfaces.

Secondly I have finished an LSWR A12 Jubilee from a 3mm Jidenco etched brass kit. This forms a Southern branch train diverted through Tinworthy due to problems on the Southern Railway line.

The loco is finished as one of the last of the class which survived just into nationalisation. It was allocated a new number but never carried it, being withdrawn for scrapping in December 1948.

Finally, I have converted a 57XX built for 12mm gauge to 14.2. The chassis was one built by the late Rodney Pearce and has a Portescap motor whilst the body is a GEM whitemetal converted to the later Collett style. I acquired this many years ago and have no idea who originally built it!

The model is finished as 3686 which was one of the panniers shedded at Laira shed in Plymouth. It is seen on a short pick up goods. The loco is awaiting some weathering.

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