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Thursday, 16 May 2013

RIP Paul Shane - 1940 to 2013

Paul Shane, passed away aged 72  

BBC actor Paul Shane, known for his roles in sitcoms such as Hi-de-Hi, Oh Doctor Beeching and You Rang M'lord?  has sadly passed away toady after suffering a short illness in a hospice in Rotherham. 

He was a well-known and loved actor, playing many leading roles during the years he started his career. Most of which were comical, working alongside other known actors such as Su Pollard, Jeffery Holland, Stephen Lewis.

He will be missed by many fans, but always remembered for his wonderful acting!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

150th Anniversary of Frank Hornby!

Frank Hornby 150th Anniversary - Today the world celebrates the man who invented a miniature world of nuts and bolts in a box, from Clockwork Model Trains, to Dinky Toys and Meccano.

Franks work dates right back to 1901, before model railways were even thought of, if it wasn't for him, we would never have known the joys of building replica model railways, like we do today!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Complete model of Paxton, now available to view in gallery!

We are pleased to announce that the completed model of Paxton from the Sodor OO Works, is now available to view in the Gallery.  Click the link above to head over to the Sodor OO Works gallery to see this recently finished model.

The model was made using a Bachmann Thomas 'Diesel' with a trackmaster Paxton face donated for the model, for the paintwork, Humbrol 88 is a close enough match for the body, Humbrol 154 Yellow was used for the hand-painted lining.

And for the finishing touch of weathering, Tamiya Weathering Master was used to give him a grubby look. Overall, the model is much better than the original, smoother running and highly detailed.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Paxton MK II - Lining Finished!

The lining around the whole of Paxton's body has been completed, and only now requires a slit touch up here and there to neaten it, other then that, it is going nicely.

Paxton MK II - Progressing Well!

The recent project has been coming along better than i had hoped, the paintwork has turned out nicely, which means i can now move onto the next part of the body, which will be the lining that runs around his whole bodyshell.

Don't worry to much about the little patches of primer still showing, these will be dealt with. :)