For discussion of the issues faced when building a model or layout - how to replicate wood, what glues to use, exactly how much weathering can a Gnat take, a good source of detailing accessories - you get the picture, I'm sure.
The Friars Ambling Rail Traction Company has at last improved the previously tedious task of 'walking the line' for permanent way inspections by investing in a motorised inspection vehicle.
A rare photograph of the original test run, with ex-pilot Septimus Whey at the controls has been discovered with a pencil note on the back which reads "passed creek at reduced revolutions but brought her back on song and touched 95 twice", the only other paperwork available is a faded laundry bill.....
Sadly construction pics were not taken .... the machine is a 1:24 scale Moto Guzzi with the wheels removed, the donor Hornby 'Emily' for the Milk Train loco provided the wheelsets. Septimus is made from a wire armature and Milliput, I will photograph the next one if there is an interest.
I gave up on the propulsion aspect after the 35th 0.0003" drill bit broke as I was machining the cylinders (all that work on the crankshaft wasted!).
Sadly Septimus was retired from the RAF due to chronic hair loss which displaced his flying helmet and he now wears a hairpiece (pictured). This is his work hairpiece and so, attached to it he has his regulation hat, as you will note, the strap from his goggles secures the whole assembly in place.
Latest creation progressing well - vertical boilered beach hut ....