Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We're off to the races!


It’s been many months since last posting. However, I’ve made a lot of progress on the J Class; it’s finally running smoothly.

As can be seen from the images below, a lot of detail must now be added. This ‘prototype’ is my model. But I can now finally move forward with confidence onto the second J Class kit modification, which I have promised a mate. Thanks for your patients, Damian!

Actually, there must be something in the water for 18.37mm broad gauge Prooto87 steam locos. Firstly, Damian is anticipating delivery of another Victorian Railways (VR) steam loco. While a mutual modelling friend is close to producing a South Australian Railways (SAR) steam loco kit. But I’ll let the respective modellers provide more details…

VR and SAR broad gauge Proto87 steam locos? We’re off to the races!



renegourley said...

Congratulations, Julian! It's looking great! I remember getting to this point with my own locomotive, and thinking "it's just modelling from here on." Of course, then it took me almost two more years ;) I'm sure you're going to blast ahead no problem now.

I'm looking forward to coming down and seeing it run.

Julian Watson said...

Hey Rene',

Thanks for that. Thanskfully, I wont be fabricating every part (like you had to) so it should be a little quicker...! I look forward to you seeing the beast run too!