Re: New W&L enthusiast from Germany
- Welcome to the group Klaus, it is good to know that there is another W&L modeller out there. As for any information you may want I suggest that you join the Welshpool and Llanfair Yahoo group run by Andrew Charman.
- Hi Klaus
Hope this information below maybe of help
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Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 10:35 PM
Subject: [7mm NGA] New W&L enthusiast from Germany
first I'd like to apologise for my poor English. It's not my native tongue, so I hope that you don't mind.
My name is Klaus Krueger and I'm from Wuppertal, Germany. I am in 7 mm NG-modelling for a long time (German prototypes) and member of the "Spur 0 EC Köln" (Gauge 0 Railway Club Cologne). Those who are interested can have a look at the activities of our NG-Group at
About two years ago, inspired by the Middleton-Press W&L-Book, I took a closer look at this lovely railway. When I found out, that most of the rolling stock is available from Dorset Kits and Mercian Models, I made my decision. And to learn more about british NG-modelling, I've joined the 7mm NGA.
My aim is to build a (nearly) true to scale model of Llanfair Caereinion in the late GWR era. The new book from Wild Swan was very helpful and has become my "bible". Last September I could finish some investigations, when I visited the WLLR (my first trip to the UK). I met some really kind and helpful people there at Llanfair Caereinion.
In the meantime work is in progress. The first white metal kits of the open wagons from Kevin Trim / Dorset Kits were assembled and are now waiting for the airbrush. Currently the small goods shed is under construction. For the first time I have used 3 mm sheets of FOREX (PVC foam) instead of plywood for the body shell and I'm very satisfied with this decision.
Very disappointing for me was the statement from Trevor Cousens (Mercian Models), that he will not produce the later version of the W&L Brake Van, so I have to convert this significant vehicle from the original version.
But there are still some questions left:
I'm looking for adequate models of the Cambrian point levers and the ground frame.
What about an adequate (or at least similar) model of Cambrian carriage body? (not the later added ones)
And what was the colour of the prominent "Silcock's" sign on the wall of the former booking office?
Does anyone have some advice?
To be continued...
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