Quarter 1 2007

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We have started the year well working on two of the large buildings. Chris has moved on from redrawing the plans of the station building to modelling it – a true labour of love; The circular tower will be built on a wood core made by a friend.

Steve, meanwhile, is using the perspex shell technique with the Ironworks – currently looking much cruder (but wait and see!). The dark-blue window frames have been printed out onto overhead film to make the windows and then painted on the inside with thinned grey enamel to simulate dirty factory windows. They are attached to the plasticard wall with liquid poly with the rough side (printed onto) outwards. For once the walls were painted before assembly.

Paul has been fettling the freight cars – specifically replacing all the wheelsets with metal wheels and getting the Kadees sorted. An important if tedious job.