In my last post I said that it’s always worth completing a project rather than leaving it unfinished.
This made me think. In the back of a drawer I have a partly built O9 loco. This ‘pugbash’ had stalled because I couldn’t think of a way of making the spectacle plates.
Now, the solution was obvious. I 3D printed them and stuck them onto the cab. They’re not perfect but they are far better than I could cut by hand.
I added some resin cast tool boxes that will help to mask the motor and I’ve gathered together a range of other detailing parts for the loco.
The loco has had a first coat of primer. It’s amazing how primer brings a model together and makes it look much better. Primer reveals any imperfections too, and it’s clear that some more smoothing is required.
I’m pleased I’ve restarted this build.
It hasn’t been touched since August 2019, that’s nearly two years ago. Gasp!