This month's "Parker's Guide" in Hornby Magazine's January issue covers the very useful CCT kit from Parkside.
After the previous issue with a loco kit this might seem like a step back but we all need rolling stock and a long wheelbase van can be challenging to get running properly. In an effort to make the build a bit more interesting and the resulting vehicle a better runner, I compensated it using a MJT etched brass rocking axle.
It's also the first vehicle I've finished in BR blue - positively modern image for me !
The magazine has a new look with much more use made of the photographs. I'd guess this is an effort to compete with others who have improved their use of imagery over the last few years.