Saturday, 20 April 2013

D.39 Brake Van at CD0GG

CR Pug on Carlisle & District 0 Gauge Guild layout
CD0GG's David Gibson built the fine station buildings and signal boxes that make a realistic backdrop for models running on the layout. Here my Caledonian 0-4-0 264 Class loco snakes her way through the goods sidings with a train composed entirely of  "Furness Wagon Works" stock, built by Mark and Jeff Dobson, proprietors of the wagon works. Ten fairly lightweight unloaded wagons with resin-cast uppers composed the train. It was only light work for a powerful little "Pug", in this case a largely scratch-built engine with an ABC gearbox and M1833 motor hidden away inside.

Unfinished but running well...LNER J36

Jeff Davidson's J36 is modelled as it would appear in its later days and will eventually be turned out in BR colours in well weathered condition. Here, with patched tender side she pushes a train of coal wagons through the scenic section of the Carlisle group's layout

Entries in the the April Modelling Competition.

The annual April CD0GG Modelling Competition was won on a vote by David Gibson's signal boxes and station buildings, which are in situ on the layout and form a realistic backdrop to the pictures I took today.

HR d.39 Brake Van brings up the tail.

A little light weathering at the last minute added a realistic touch to my d.39 van. Compared to the resin-cast wagons of the "Furness Wagon Works" train she's a heavyweight, weighing in at over 400g which I think adds to the realistic way she runs.

Bob Goodyear's late C19  Scottish Brake Van.

Bob shares my taste for early and rather obscure railway subjects and has indulged himself by adding a great deal of detail to the fairly basic set of etches which he used as his starting point for this model.

Pete's HR d.39 Brake Van at CD0GG today

HR d.39 

Towards the end of the CD0GG meeting my d.39 had her first taste of work at the tail of the "Furness" train.
There are new projects in the pipeline back in the studio, there's a new loco under construction and several more engines taking their turn in the paint-shop, all of which activity I'll feature on the Blog soon.

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