Autoferro #28

The bus arrived in this morning’s post, not bad considering it’s come from China, and the first thing to be done with it was dismantling.

The bus is slightly too short for the chassis I had in mind but an Athearn SW7 chassis fits perfectly so the next thing was to see how it will look as a railcar.

It is just a tad smaller than #27 but the two will not often be in the same place at once so this comparison doesn’t really matter.

The main thing is that it looks OK when placed on the layout.

The Athearn mechanism means that it will be a very good runner, even on dirty track, so it should prove to be a favourite.

That’s the back of #28 for now because I’m half way through a major reorganisation in the garage. I started when I got up at about half past eight this morning, it’s now just turned one and I’ve not even had my breakfast yet.

UPDATE – 4pm

The garage is still a tip. I’ve finished shifting stuff around but have yet to tidy up the mess created. An amazing amount of junk has been cleared out from on and under Charlie’s layout. The layout itself (designed to be portable) has been taken down and stored behind my tool boxes underneath Cuarto de Pulgada. This has freed up space to move Grande over about three inches to ease the aisle between the terminus and Jones River/Centrales. Grande now stands on three of the four trestles which supported Princes Road and is now a lot more stable than it was on the old wooden pallets that previously supported it.

That’s enough for one day. Time for a shower then taking Harvey for walkies to the pub.


About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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