Group Blog

Nechelles Government Railway

Julien Webb Writes:

Whilst the regular monthly meetings of the West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group are on hold, as are all the events (both full-size and model railway), due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we thought we might try blogging about what group members are up to with all the free time we find ourselves with.

So, for our first post welcome to my workbench – and yes, it is tidier than usual! 

So far I’ve been trying to catch up on some things that need finishing and one of these is the Nechelles Government Railway (my “freelance colonial 2′ 6″ gauge railway” that I’ve yet to build…) that was converted from a Dundas Eisteddfod coach kit for one of the 009 Society’s Chairman’s Challenge AGM competitions a number of years ago. Whilst well detailed inside it lacked any VIPs so I’ve spent the past few days painting and fitting some…

These have come from the Monty’s Models range from Dart Castings (no connection other than a satisfied customer), and I’m also working on a Steward figure (converted from a ‘Station Staff’ figure by carving off his hat) to go into the galley kitchen.