A blog about making model trains, little boats and both real and model automobiles. Typed by someone with painty hands, oil under his fingernails and the smell of solder in his nostrils.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Killin Pug part 1 in Hornby Magazine
September's Hornby Magazine sees a first for my Parker's Guide column - a proper 2 part article. The reason is that the subject is a locomotive kit, Deans Sidings resin bodied Killin Pug.
What's clever (well I think so anyway) is that at the end of each article I finish with a complete model. Part one shows building the basic kit onto the intended Hornby 0-4-0 chassis. In part 2 I get a lot more finescale.
The kit itself is lovely. You get a top quality resin body with some well cast whitemetal bits. I reckon 5 hours would take you from kit to finished loco. Add in about 10 minutes for spraying black and a bit more for transfers. Hardly a huge job by any ones standards. Hugely satisfying too.
The bad news is that I make it into the magazine in person. Page 15 shows me gurning at punter attending Hornby Live. For those of a nervous disposition, you'll be pleased to know that I'm mostly tucked in the fold between the pages...