Thursday, July 11, 2013

Clyde Puffer and Boiler House in Hornby Magazine

Hornby Mag arrives this month and inside I'm hard at work in Clayhanger Yard installing a boiler house and several feet of factory building.  This end of the layout is looking good now, which is a relief as it's off to a show this weekend.

BoilerHouse

Parker's Guide sees me heading out to sea with a Clyde Puffer. You might wonder why we are building a boat in a model railway magazine, but only if you've never seen my layout Melbridge Dock. A pair of puffers adorn the layout and it's a very practical and popular ship for railway modellers.

Being only 60ft long in real life, they are small enough for your average layout. The real things are surprisingly large.

PufferBack

2 comments:

Philip Anderson said...

Question
Did you use real or fake coal for this scene and where did you get it?

Phil Parker said...

Real Welsh Steam coal. Bougth in a big bag at a model engineering show. A lifetimes supply for a tenner!