As Thomas and Sons is completed I’ve been asking myself ‘What’s next?’
Well, I could spend hours and hours operating the layouts I’ve already built… but I like making stuff.
So there has to be more ‘making’ 🙂
The plan has always been to restart on The Granta Valley Railway.
After all I’ve made the baseboards, laid the track and done the electrics. Two years ago in fact (Gasp!).
However, as so much time has passed I’ve forgotten where I’d got to.
I needed a ‘stock take’ or, more accurately, a rummage through my boxes of half finished and unmade kits.
- some half finished coaches, in two different liveries (!)
- a rather nice Avalon Lines 3D printed ‘Exmoor style’ loco body with chassis
- a couple of O9 loco bodies that I brought second hand because they were only £5 each
Plus, totally unrelated to the Granta Valley Railway:
- a ‘Hornby’ pug bash, loosely inspired by the Kerr Stuart ‘Pompey’ class locos
My challenge is that I feel torn in two directions: I want to make the GVR, but I like the idea of an estate railway with stock inspired by 18 inch gauge industrial lines.
So I’ve decided to make some models for the GVR and the unnamed estate railway … and see where this takes me.
Oh, and I may make a decision about what livery the GVR coaches will be.
Or can a miniature railway run two different liveries?