A couple of pictures of my first Gn15 models - a loco, wagon and coach.
After 34 years of modelling in 009 scale, it has been a bit of a learning curve, mainly grasping with the new scale. A friend of mine said that if I was sliced in pieces, I would have “009” written all the way through me. What started it all? ….. I saw a picture of the Smallbrook Harlequin loco in the Railway Modeller and just had to have one.
I have always modelled steam locos, so at the moment I am relying on Smallbrook locos to start with. I find them enjoyable to build, apart from the problem of getting the boiler to fit on the footplate with the chassis attached. I had to bore out the boiler so that it cleared the motor. The name and number plates were from Narrow Planet, and I don't want to attempt lining the loco, it's always gone wrong for me! The wagon was easy to build, but the coach was a different matter. I could find no suitable kit for my new fictitious railway, so I scratch built this one, a prototype for the line.
I had been building many 4mm scale buildings using the Wills sheets, they were quite strong and if cut accurately I thought they could produce a coach body. So I used Tongue & Groove Boarding and Sheet Roofing sheets along with plastruct angle, microstrip and plastiglaze to come up with this. It is mounted on a re-wheeled Lima PTA bogie wagon chassis. The roof is detachable to fit seated passengers inside at a later stage. I would use thicker glazing if I built another one.
I have always exhibited, so I am gathering various items and planning an exhibition layout. Meanwhile, I will build a small module to experiment with the materials and for photographing new stock etc., also a Columbine loco is under construction.