Playing about with details….

Since finishing the build of the tender truck at the weekend I have spent some time playing with additional details. I have also primed and started the top coats of paint but I haven’t taken any photos yet (not much to show to be honest).

First I got a bit carried away and made a few more shunting poles…. I found that the pin shanks bent so much better without annealing first.


Then I had a rummage in my scrap etc box to see what if anything I had in the way of tool boxes or something that could be made into them.

First off I came up with this it was a bit fiddly to make up and the first wash lost some of the bits of rod on the sides…. The oil can is one of the Peter Roles castings.

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Next up I really wanted an open toolbox. A spare etch and some scratch built straps etc. gave me this which I am quite suited with.

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With tools inside…..

Jim also supplies a few cast details in the form of buckets, upright oil cans and shovels so I made a start on painting some of them.


I am not too sure about the buckets……