Saturday, February 11, 2017

On the way to England ....

A new german spy is to be sent into England to join the ones on the south coast, she will carry new instructions and provide some extra help which they badly need. Rosa Muhlfeld had worked with men who were currently  in and around Frezingham before.  Her cover was to be Mrs Robinson, wife of an assistant traveling salesman. She had made her preparations and was being taken to catch her 'drop-off' plane ...

At the airfield the ground crew were finishing getting the Storsch ready ...
 she arrived and got ready to go, receiving some last minute instructions ....
 The plane moved off and revved up its engines .....
and was soon in the air and on its way ......
after flying across the channel the plane will land to drop her off 'Somewhere in England'  ...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scenics: Station Buildings ...

Have done up a couple of old plastic buildings I picked up at a Toy&Train fair.

An old Triang station building to be used for a french station ...
 this just had a quick paint job and a couple of french 1930s poster adverts added...


For a british station building I found an old Airfix item, I added extra height of about 1cm and made a few repairs ...
then a simple paint scheme with the odd advert poster,

these buildings will make a good addition to my gaming and story line scenic items.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

British Valentine Mk1

Picked up an old Revell kit at a local Toy& Train fair recently, fun to build but the tracks were a bit fiddly. A simple green paint job with a bit of muddy weathering...

Friday, January 20, 2017

British bofors gun, being towed...

Another useful item from Oxford Diecast military 1/76 range, the british bofors gun - a little light weathering done on it. Here shown with the Airfix tractor....

Thursday, January 19, 2017

British Road Transport - Tanker

A nice little road tanker from Oxford Military 1/76 diecast range, just given this one a bit of light weathering

Thursday, January 5, 2017

German Panzer IIIs ...

General von Tiddenheim is out on another inspection, this time to see some Panzer IIIs which one of his panzer divisions have received ...

[ new items - 3 Panzer IIIs from Plastic Soldier Company]

Friday, November 11, 2016

Building a small railway station - WIP

One thing missing form my scenic railway items is a small station. I have enough OO/HO rolling stock for a small continental or british train.

I went to a model railway exhibition last weekend and got some cheap bits to make the station with,
- Ratio platform fencing
- Peco platform edging
- Hornby platform station building extension.

Pieces cut to size as needed and a trial layout done
Bases for the station made, on MDF base with cardboard riser - a thin piece of cardboard overlaps the railway line section base ...
 Platform edging stuck to section boards and thin card used to make a platform surface, on top of which will be stuck some Metcalfe paving sheet ...
 Need to pick up a few item:
- station building, if possible a french style one as well as a british one
- line side fencing
- a couple of signals
- some telegraph poles
A nice little shopping list for the next local Toy & Train fair.