Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Up till now I've been all talk and no action, and though it's not a bad idea to take time while ideas gestate there comes a time to get out the knives. As I already have a number of layouts on the go at the same time I thought it best to start small and fettle up some stock. The first victim is the stupifyingly cheap Joueff locotracteur featured in the title header. In it's raw rather crude state it has charm which I didn't want to loose with an overly obsessive finescale tart up. I determined that I'd try to keep what I could, use only hand tools and simple materials that I had to hand. It's a 'just enough' philosophy that I'll be following for the whole project. Here's where I'm at with the locotracteur.