Getting there with Charley

The paperback copy of Travels With Charley arrived in the post today, it has a completely different front cover illustration from the one shown on Fleabay, the camper is not in the image, but at least it is still a desert scene. The model camper for the diorama will be in the post some time next week so a suitable American gas-guzzler is deputising for it in the photo below.

Scenic work is progressing nicely. I’ve made some crossbucks this afternoon, suitably weathered to a silvery grey colour after years of constant sandblasting. Taking the weathering to extreme, one of them has collapsed and is being gradually buried in the wind-blown sand.

Meanwhile, on the FCPyF, I’m still unable to run trains because the cold weather is delaying the drying of the glue on the ballast at both Bodjio and Lago Cumbre, this has not been an issue with the Travels With Charley diorama because most of the work has been done indoors where it’s (slightly) warmer.


About Bob Hughes

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