By John Stephen
In early 2015 I was looking for something simple to build as practice for the skills needed to attempt a bigger project I had in mind. Searching the internet I came across a German narrow gauge loco that looked interesting; it had a simple body shape plus a jack shaft,cranks and connecting rods.
A combination of visible moving parts and a bright colour would, I thought, be something interesting to watch as it ambled around the garden layout. Building an exhibition piece was never the objective, it was to be a ‘best I can do’ standard beginner’s model that turned out better than expected, or maybe it is just an excellent example of the covering power of a thick coat of paint.