Friday, 30 May 2014

So, what's next?

The Q1 is currently out of my hands and in the perpetual dungeon of Beta testing, and the next project is well under way so it's probably time to start teasing you all about what it might be!

I'll post a very peculiar image early next week that will be a big clue but for now I can tell you that it contains a bright pink version of the 56xx and a bright pink version of another piece of my stock!
Ponder on that if you will  :-)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bulleid Q1: Wheel Slip Video

Apologies that this has taken so long - but I've finally got around to trying out Fraps, movie editing and YouTube and getting this video done!

It's pretty well captioned and there is a previous blog post with all the technical details so without further ado..

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Bulleid Q1: Stock, Part 2

Last time I showed some of the stock coming with the Q1, and now it's time for the rest.
This time it's a little less war based, and a bit more furniture and wood related.

First of all are Southern conflats with 5 different Southern Region marked containers.

And what's better than 1 conflat.. well 2 of course!
Rather than being 2 conflats just coupled together these are actually articulated in pairs and designed to carry much longer loads. They have a rotating bracket on each to hold the load which also pivot and keep the load straight when the wagons are on a curve.

The dual conflats come with a tree trunk load, a large stack of planks as well as an empty set.

And just in case you thought I'd forgotten about the Q1's being conceived in war time, they also come with loads for a large gun barrel and a Spitfire frame.

Next time will hopefully have a video, and then it'll be time to start teasing about the next loco.. which is already well under-way  ;-)