No I am not in trouble, no dog house for me! I thought I may have been as I bought a bergs 57 class on Friday night. It’s funny because the timing could not have been any better! This weekend Danielle's parents met my parents for the first time. Probably about time as we have been together for almost seven years. I think the long awaited meeting worked a treat, overshadowing the latest purchase! Apart from receiving an ear bashing over marriage, I have had no "how much was it, what do I get now, you already have one" discussions. May have to plan another meeting - real soon ha ha!!!
The 57 is currently pulled apart and I am hoping Al from AR Kits can help me out with a few spare parts. I will leave the 57 project for another post though.
Not much has happened on the layout this weekend. The weather was no good and one of my mates borrowed most of my clamps. I seem to be always buying clamps however never seem to have enough! For anyone interested, Bunnings have four packs of Irwin clamps for $29.00.
|Basic Bogie Frame|
|Completed bogie side frames ready to be attached.|
|Side frames added. No comes all the finer detail parts. Can't wait!|
This afternoon I sat down and started one of my Michael McCormac LFX cars. Seven hours later a have two basic bogie frames completed. These kits, so far are amazing. I don't think I have enjoyed putting a model together quite this much for a long time! I know it sounds crazy but Mike has actually made these things fit together! The instructions provided are first class and unlike building some other kits you really do have to follow them! Above are a few photos of the afternoon’s achievements. Wouldn't it be nice if the MMM range expanded to cover R cars, RUB cars, HCX, CX, BX, CHO and a few twelve wheelers, hint hint. I know it's wishful, most likely completely unlikely however I am always the optimist ha ha.
Now to start planning the next distraction. A round boiler 36 is really needed ha ha.