South African Class 16DA

Not everybody can claim to have built a live steam model of a South African Railways 16DA pacific on their dining room table.  Richard can!  His recently completed model is due to make its debut at the Strathaven Model Society’s 2018 barbecue steam up.  Enjoy the selection of photographs showing the progress of the build Read more about South African Class 16DA[…]

If Water Runs Through It…..

From our Roving Reporter, a short progress report……. The main focus was drainage work around the perimeter of the building. This entailed the cutting and fitting of the main pipes to the septic and clean water tanks. Digging and backfilling the pipework to appropriate heights finished the work.   “What do you mean, he went Read more about If Water Runs Through It…..[…]

Architect Model?

As model engineers we like to turn our hand to most things and Robert is no exception.  The other week, taking time away from ‘Maude’, Robert decided that it would be an interesting idea to translate the 2d plans of the Heritage Centre and Museum into a 3d version.  After much drawing, precision cutting of Read more about Architect Model?[…]

What A Difference A Week Makes…..

Work started in earnest on the 9th August preparing the ground works ready for the contractor to commence building work.  Click on the images to enlarge. The first job was to assemble the kit. And was it impressive!  State of the art too, even had a key code before it would start. The second job Read more about What A Difference A Week Makes…..[…]

Come Into The Workshop ‘Maude’…..

Robert emailed a line or two and some photographs setting out progress with his 7¼” gauge J36, 0-6-0 tender loco based on ‘Maude’ (which is preserved at Bo’ness).  With two inside cylinders of 2” diameter it should be every bit as powerful as the full size. Robert writes ‘This model is a “one off” and no Read more about Come Into The Workshop ‘Maude’…..[…]