Friday, 14 March 2014

Percy Runs Away

To avoid a nasty accident Percy runs away, but without either driver or fireman how is he ever going to stop? For this story both Thomas and Percy have been converted to battery power with radio control. They also now have sound and smoke units.
The video is based on the story 'Percy Runs Away' from the book Troublesome Engines (Railway Series Book 5) by the Rev. W. Awdry first published in 1950.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A New Signal Box for the SVR

The signal box from T & M Models has finally be put in position overlooking Birdlip Junction. The filming of 'Percy Runs Away' can now begin.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Embankment Cladding

The extension to the SVR was completed in 2012 in time for the open day on 28th July, but several areas were left looking quite raw. One of them was this corner where the blocks were left exposed. With the date for the next open day agreed with the management for Saturday 16th August it is time to rectify this situation.

I've recently clad the lower section with a wall section from Cain Howley Structures and weathered stone edging from B&Q. For the upper section I'm trying something a little different. I'm not sure exactly how it will work out yet. I'll post more photos as it develops. The aluminium 'I' beam section is from L.A. Metals of West Bromwich - the same company that supplied the aluminium for all of the SVR bridges.