Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My new PCO with thanks to North West Models

I recently took delivery of a PCO van from North West Models. It was PCO 2 in the West Coast Railways livery and I could not be happier with this model.

The model is of excellent quality, both the casting and paintwork are impeccable as is the level of detail. The bogies and wheels all run freely and the model came fitted with Kadee 148 equivalent couplers.

The roof detail is also very impressive, as can be seen from this photo.

I must commend North West Models for producing such a nice model. In addition to this, their level of customer service was very high and delivery time very prompt.

Spare time modelling takes the slow route....

The title of this post is true in many respects. Sadly of late, not alot of time has been spent on modelling due to the many commitments that come with a busy life; work, travel, family and other activities. None the less things have slowed down just a little bit recently and the modelling may begin again.

Construction of the layout has been slow, mainly due to shifting house (another time-sapping activity) and having to re-jig the track plan a little to fit the new location, but these things have been over come and I am again satisfied that I have the basics of a track plan that I am happy with. I will dedicate a future post to the track plan and more layout construction.

Through all this, I have made some new acquisitions, both of these will run "under the wires" on my Victorian Railways themed layout - an E Class electric in VR Blue & Gold as well as a Single Ended Dogbox Pilot in the unmistaken and unmissable Met Colors of Green & Yellow.

E 1108 in Victorian Railways Blue & Gold.

Just another photo of this lovely little locomotive of the Victorian Railways.
113M Pilot in The Met Green & Yellow

This will be sure to add some extra color and spark to the layout on a typical cold "Melbourne" day.
Both of these lovely & striking models were purchased ready to run from Sam's Workshop.