Well, I’ve taken my time. I’ve looked at countless pictures of TTA wagons online. I’ve used some but not all of the transfers that I have and I am done.
I do feel I need to seal the transfers with a light coat of gloss varnish before turning them matt again but I shall do that later. At the moment, the transfers are quite delicate so I am handling the wagons with great care.
Now it’s just enough to pose and feel happy.
If you spot an error – don’t tell me, I’m far to sensitive at the moment!
The building of the SPV took a turn for the worst recently when the transfers I was applying disintegrated in front of my eyes as I applied them to the model. I thought I had done something wrong, however, I discussed this with my modelling chums and took some comfort from knowing that I might not have been the only one to experience this.
Feeling that I needed to carry on, I ordered a set of CCT transfers from railtec models and some alphabet sheets to finish the job. Their service is excellent and the transfers were soon with me.
To be honest there are a couple of little transfers missing such as the vehicle weight. If I find some of these in due course I will add them to the model.
I now need to weather the SPV and will add it to the list of other models awaiting some weathering.
We were privileged to take Morlock Heath to the annual Norwich model Railway Exhibition held at Hellesdon High School.
After a few outings with pre-tops rolling stock and engines, this outing saw the layout returned to its normal dutch livery stock and maintenance wagons. I did however, sneak a few other items onto the layout later in the day when operating got a little more self-indulgent!
I was also pleased to receive my BR Parcel DMU back from Kelvin Barnes who did a stunning job weathering the model for me.
Here’s a few pictures taken today – 7 April 2018
While we were all together, Kelvin and Graham also sat me down and informed me of their next project. I was very surprised to hear what they had in mind but I didn’t go mad. The last thing we need is a war zone…
Morlock Heath will be at this event in Norwich with Graham and myself. I have no idea what we will be running on it but I will make sure it’s interesting. It will probably feature lots of pre-tops diesel engines and stock. Come and see how to fit a lot of O gauge detail into a relatively small space.