Saturday, July 31, 2010

Home from holiday

The last week, the family spent a week in a house in Blean, near Canterbury. We where planning on going into London and Canterbury through the last week but dad hurt his back and couldn't drive, luckily there was a 'spine center' down the road. Anyway, luckily enough, mum could drive, so we did go around a bit. I managed to find a few fairly good model shops. There I bought some paint, scenic stuff and some copper bus bar.
The paints are;
Red – Passenger Locomotives
Dark Green – Passenger Locomotives
Yellow (Flat) – Ffestiniog P.W lining + Welsh Highland Tamper
RAF (Ocean) Gray – Ffestiniog P.W Locomotives and Stock
Metallic Brown – Goods Stock
Black (flat) – Goods Stock Detailing + Roofs
The layout is now steadily being converted to DCC, although I’m still unsure what to do with the points. Also in other news, I have accepted an invitation to two exhibitions, The Porthmadog Narrow Gauge show 2011 (which I attended last year) and also Warley in the NEC in 2012. Hopefully the layout will be fully operational and scenic will be nearing completion.
Unfortunately the planned visit to the Kew Bridge steam museum and Flair Rail in Burnham-on-Crouch didn’t happen because of dad’s back. Doesn’t matter, Mum and Dad has promised we can go on a weekend away somewhere (York Railway Museum?) because it was a (in their words) S**t holiday.

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