Vintage LMS

I’ve said it before, but I do have a thing for LMS Vans. The high sides and shallow roof profile make for a distinctive looking van. These two are both kits from  Cambrian Models. Both of these van’s represent slightly older variants of rolling stock, than the more common ratio van diagram. First up is […]

The LMS Brigade

Like many things, variety is the spice of life as they say. I find that I go through phases of what I enjoy modelling. Occasionally I fancy working on a Pannier, other times rolling stock and currently, it’s vans that have my attention. I find Vans in particular interesting (I blame that Pennine chap!), in […]

A Filthy LMS Brute!

I’ve just finished this leviathan, an LMS Garrett….quite fitting that this is one of the last commissions I intend to do. The main challenge is the fact the loco is in one piece, so handling wasn’t quite so easy. Two ariel photographs in ‘The Book of Garratts’ have shown an interesting deposit of coal debris […]

An interesting journey: Blaenau Ffestiniog-Bala, 1959

Trawling the worldwide web regarding Trawsfynydd and the Branch to Bala, has revealed some interesting snippets of information. One of which is this below that I found HERE! Written by an Eddie Bellass, regarding a rather interesting journey from Blaenau to Bala, in September 1959. My 7 months pregnant wife and I were waiting to catch […]