At one time I had a extensive collection of locomotives, but as time passed by I found myself using just two, 1455 and 4678. Not only did they look at home but they were ever so reliable, which on a small layout is essential. In later years they were joined by 7416, all … Continue reading Locomotion
Over the years I’ve adapted and changed my modelling methods as new ideas, materials and techniques have appeared. During the early 1970’s I frequently experimented with ‘Pyruma’, a type of fire cement once sold by many model shops. The idea was to cover the shell of a building, wall or other structure with it, … Continue reading Station buildings, past and present
Progress has been rather slow this year, perhaps that is because Llangunllo is nearing completion and I’m beginning to lose a little interest. That is usually the case were I’m concerned, for I tend to get sidetracked with plans for my next project(s), try new ideas out and end up doing a little … Continue reading Llangunllo today.
In the early days of planning Llangunllo I wasn’t sure what to do with the former site of Penhydd goods yard. My first thoughts were to keep things simple and model an area of rough, unkempt grass. Then, following an interesting discussion with a friend I explored the possibility of modelling a small hamlet, or … Continue reading Filling holes, and growing your own.