November 18, 2012

"A bit of Movember fun!"

Behind the scenes, I have been working on bringing The British Railway Stories back to YouTube. It is taking much longer than anticipated, but I have been having a bit of fun working out all of the bugs and doing a bit of modelling.


This model is intended to form the new "Allen" model for the new series, when and if it gets made.

The eyes have a remote control mechanism that allows them to go from side to side. This particular bit of modelling has taken me well over five months to get to a prototype stage, and I am hoping that early in the new year, we'll have a few more of the mechanisms made to allow Stephen, Sir Ralph and Geoffrey to be made for the opening episode (intended to be "Tale of the Unnamed Engine" and be in line with the books).

Based on Bachmann's first edition A1 model, all that has been changed is the removal of the smokebox door (undamaged and in safe storage).  The only other change made to this model was to remove Bachman's awful split moulded chimney in favour of one of Graeme King's excellent resin mouldings.

And a bit of Movember fun! A request from a fan, and how could I refuse?

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

 Please donate a few quid to Movember United Kingdom if you can. It's for an exceedingly worthy cause.

That's all for tonight, have a good Monday if you can. I have a very important meeting this week...possibly about a certain book. More as it comes!

Until next time.



Dave at Locoyard said...

Fantastic support for the Movember cause and it's really great that you are taking part! Just a quick note to say that at I've been running a competition and had a few other "mo"'s on trains that followers of your blog are only too welcome to contribute to (see for more)

Thanks for this marvellous Movember entry!

Best wishes,


Copley Hill said...

Hi Dave, my pleasure. It was through your friend Simon that I decided to have a go myself. Please feel free to share Allen's Movember photograph on your blog! :)

Unknown said...

Has the Website Changed? And if it has it looks really good!