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Monday, 1 March 2021

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Lighting update for Corona Quay

Finally, I have illuminated the last two lamps on the layout. You should read this posting first to understand what this is about and why it has taken so long to finish the lamps.

Today I went for my Covid 19 inoculation and the place I had to go to was within half a mile of the Poundland shop where last year I bought the solar LED lighting for the layout lamps and buildings. I went in there to see if they had set up the garden products display (includes solar lights) that they had withdrawn to make way for Christmas products a few months ago. Indeed they had! Only two solar lights of the type I used before were on display, both of which I needed and bought. One for the lamps (see photo right) and an extra one for the Paper Mill.

More about the Poundland solar LED lamps. 

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Friday, 5 February 2021

A Lorry for Corona Quay

My initial search only discoverd a couple of manufacturers of highly detailed British lorries from the 1950-1970 period.

I quite like the Shapeways offerings but when I found the IXO Ford Thames ET6 in British Railways livery I felt that would be ideal. I found and bought a new model from an Ebay seller at a price much cheaper than Hattons. In fact the range of prices for new models from a variety of Ebay sellers is quite wide at £30 to £70 for this truck. 

It looks the part but don't look too closely as it is left hand drive! Clearly IXO used  parts from their other continental models. I would like to swap the driving position but have not found how to remove the cab for access. Anyone know?

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I have provided web links below to suppliers that offer 1:43 lorry and van models, many of which fit the period.

 https://www.shapeways.com/shops/1.43transportmodels

 https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/O-scale-Diecast-Lorry-models--Retail-only-.html

 https://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/1000590/1000669/o_gauge_1_43_scale_commercial_vehicles/prodlistbyscaleandtype.aspx 

https://minimodelshop.com/model-lorries/1-43-scale?p=2

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