Thursday 31 December 2009

Laying some bushes

Not had much time to do much over the holidays, but the rest was nice too!

I did however manage to find 1950's maps of my entire route, and I now know where the turntable was at Wearhead!
(My wife is not really impressed at my findings!)
Here I have been using the map to lay hedges around the South Church area.

While getting the detail how i want it is time consuming it is rather enjoyable and very much like oil painting. I look forward to getting some time to complete the route.


Wednesday 23 December 2009

Permanent way

The Permanent way building that use to be opposite the Station (just off Escomb rd).
We use to call it the 'blue' building because in the 80's all doors were blue, creative stuff!
I have to hold my hands up, I smashed a few windows in that building in the 80's (and more besides, but we will not talk about that!)
Doing my best to rebuild it.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday 10 December 2009

Tornado Edition

It is always nice when you come to the end of a mini project, there is a great sense of accomplishment!
The Tornado was started many months ago but could only really move on once we had been on the resource trip.
The guys have worked hard on this loco and the beta team have all been key to the quality.

So on the eve of launch of a limited addition run of RailWorks which includes the Tornado addon the team are due a little Rand R for a couple of weeks. (after a few beers!)

It's been a long and hard year for the guys, but RW's is going from strength to strength and I am very proud of the team and what we have all managed to achieve.
On a personal note I'm glad the class 37 made it out, and it looks like the 101 and 03 are well on the way too.
Hopefully further progress will be made on the WVR, that and the grand plans we have at we will have another busy and creative year.

There have been some wonderful works by the able talent from the community too, great projects going on around the world and more to come next year.

I'm looking forward to 2010 more than ever and it may well be open season on the dinner nannies.


Sunday 6 December 2009

A1 and Bishop Auckland North Signal Box

Just a little fictional scene with the Bishop Auckland North Signal Box.

Saturday 5 December 2009

Twister hits Bishop!

Just doing some testing on my WVR line. I think the Tornado will be here many times in the future.