Tuesday, 20 January 2009
The ultimate model of a diesel?
In the new issue of Model Railway Journal there is the first of a two part article which could be one of the most significant articles on Diesel and Electric (D&E) modelling. Chris Pendleton has taken a Bachmann Deltic and transformed it into the best four millimetre scale diesel I have ever seen. It's not the first time I have mentioned this model; I had the pleasure and honour to see it on Brian Hanson's stand at Scaleforum in September.
This is how D&E modelling should be; not people competing to see who's got the newest Bachmann or Hornby release. This article takes the kind of modelling and puts it on a par with the best steam modelling.
The final photo is 'borrowed' from MRJ and to me shows just how good Chris Pendleton's modelling is. He's one modeller I greatly admire and just wish my modelling was half as good as his!