Friday, December 14, 2012
Something big in Hornby Magazine
Not only that, but it's and etched kit so about as far from the mags normal RTR BR steam/diesel era focus as possible.
Am I mad?
No. I don't think so anyway and presumably as it's in print, neither did editor Mike. What we have is a nice introduction to etched kit building. All the soldered joins happen inside the body, so it doesn't matter if you aren't perfect with them. The kit is in easy to solder nickel-silver. A short vehicle, there's no problem forming the tumble home in the sides.
And it certainly is a bit different!
Elsewhere I introduce a major project I'm carrying out, building a 7mm scale layout called "Clayhanger Yard".
Working on the basis that the Dapol 08 and Ixion Hudswell Clarke will cause the birth of a slew of shunting plank type layouts in O gauge, we're getting in first. I've always wanted to build one of these too.
Unlike most of my magazine projects, I'll be mentioning this on the blog from time to time, so keep dropping by to get an idea of progress. Full details will be in future issues of Hornby Magazine, next time I'm building baseboard, and you can be sure that not everything will be going to plan. Don't worry, this won't be hidden from you either as fixing problems is as much a part of model making as getting things right in the first place.