Christmas has come and gone and now, I should hopefully be able to settle back into a working routine on Murringo's rollingstock over the coming year. A small amount of work has been managed since the last update.
The paintwork on the Redfern Models BCH hopper has been tidied up where it has smothered some of the finer details and the provided bogies have been replaced with AR Kits 2BP bogies and a nummber of brass wire detailing parts have been fabricated in preparation for additional detail work to the end platforms and underframe. A scratchbuilt MRC refrigerated van is now making good headway with some work still remaining on the ends, underframe, roof and doors. The roof has been "canvassed" with masking tape strips.The next step will be to fit the ice hatches and roofwalks. The K wagon project has been put aside to allow more complete projects to be finished including the detailing of a small fleet of Protype S trucks and CV closed vans. LLV 9958 has now had the horizontal cross members on the underframe removed, thus making the van effectively an LLV. From here, only a minimal amount of work will be required to complete the van.
Hopefully, it will not be too long before the next update.
Murringo's shed foreman.