Today, I spent a good day with a good friend at Scalefour North.
Always one of the high points of my year, it was, as expected a high quality show with a host of lovely layouts and useful suppliers. Some useful etches for this year’s planned wagon production were acquired along with a set of Mike edge’s handy little etches, designed to convert Bachmann’s Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 to the BR Standard version. These latter are a very, very ubiquitous feature of the 1960s’ ScR scene, being as they filled the boots of the Jumbos, 812s, J35s and assorted four-coupled types on the lighter end of the region’s operations. This kit and its host model are planned to assume the mantle of 78026 on ‘Beatles-era’ Culreoch.
Subsequent kits may portray Hawick’s 78047 and one of the Stainmore locos of the 1950s.
The above images show the host of lovely layouts on…
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