Some background: Very many years ago someone bought me a copy of Paul Karau’s excellent “Great Western Branch Line Termini – Volume 2” (I never had volume 1). Reading this inspired me to the idea of one day modelling Princetown station in Devon. With retirement now not that many years away, I have started to embark on this project and am currently in the “historical research” stage. A key task for the holiday was to visit the site of Princetown
The main parts have arrived for my first wagon model for nearly 40 years! It is the Brassmasters Stephenson Clarke 6 plank with associated 1907 underframe. The body is resin, but as you can see from the photo the underframe – which is fully sprung – is brass. I still need to get some other associated parts such as wheels and buffers together with some more specialised tools so it will be a while before I make much progress with
Well, my forum contact has been back in touch and it looks like the kit is missing the etches for the chassis so it’s not a lot of use. I have let the seller know and suggested that he might want to list the wheels and motor as separate items. I might even bid for the wheels if the price is right.