Sunday, June 16, 2019
So, there I am at the Accucraft UK open day with may Garden Rail jacket on. The stand of bargain factory seconds includes a Dora and IOM Pairs coach.
Now, I've always wondered if Dora could be turned into the power unit for a steam railcar. A quick re-arrangement of the shelves helped my thinking.
It's not such a stupid idea. The first change I'd make is to go for a shorter and taller coach.
My choice would probably be something from the IP Engineering range as plywood withstands heat better than plastic.
There's also the issue of Dora being a bit flighty (I'm told) so the model might benefit from some sort of inertia control. A Slo-mo wouldn't fit, but there must be a way.
It's very much a back-burner idea at the moment, but then it's nice to have some of those burbling away in the back of your head.
Posted by Phil Parker at 5:30 AM