There are two ways you can get your club involved with the MRL Forums!
1. You can send the club's details to an administrator to be advertised such as where the club is based, when you meet up and what your website (if you have one) is.
2. If you want to go the extra mile, you can set up your club's own sub-forum! This will not only allow you to advertise, but also mean you and your members can have a forum of your own to use for your needs.
What ever you want, all you need to do is send an Administrator a PM to get your Club or Society added here, and outline what you would like from us.
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part B
This post covers one of the main logging railway networks in the Kiso Valley. .... The Otaki Forest Railway.
At Christmas 2018, a friend gave me a book by John Minnis entitled 'Britain's Lost Railways'. It would be natural to assume that this was a book about the different lines that have been lost throughout the UK. This is, however, a book about the lost infrastructure that surrounds the railway, particularly about railway architecture. I have written a short review of the book:
Loco building - old skool
This is lost in this box-opening world but some modellers still build stuff.
This is how it looked when it arrived
and this is where it is going except it will be BR 30548
Or rather where it should go except it needs a fair amount of re-working.
A new chassis and tender (the latter is a Bachmann N Class), the etched chassis is from SEF and a High Level motordrive
It will need to be stripped and dipped
It should be ready in a few months....
This link may explain a bit more....
The Petite Properties kit is fairly basic but it is robust, all the pieces fit and every example is utterly unique.
Some folk do some amazing things with a covering of air drying clay which they scribe to look like rough stone.
My favourite method is a render coat of cheapo ready-mixed decorator's filler, spread it on like butter, let it dry for 24hrs and sand it until smooth, then apply a thin wash of water colour.
The picture below is not my work, it is a bit too rough but you get the idea of what you can achieve...