Almost there


The coach triplets are nearly ready for delivery. The picture shows them earlier on our putatitive 7mm scale layout (which will probably never be completed, sadly), undergoing running trials. The close-coupling and gangway connections needed some adjustment to negotiate the pointwork without derailing. The upshot is the coaches now go round corners, but aren’t quite as closely coupled as I’d like. I guess compromise is a fact of life sometimes.

So, some last details to do, such as handrails, door handles, various steps and so on, a little retouching of damaged paintwork, and then their official photos before delivery this weekend.

In some ways I’ll be glad to see them go. In other ways it means I need to find something constructive to work on while I seek that elusive job.