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Well, I’ll start by saying that if you are reading this at some point in the future – I’d better set the scene. It’s Easter Monday 2020 – a bank holiday – the sun is shining & all should be well with the world. But it isn’t - the world is in the grips of the global corona virus pandemic and Britain, like many countries is in ‘lock down’. So I’ve been isolating with SWMBO for three weeks now – doing our bit to STAY HOME / PROTECT THE NHS / SAVE LIVES. In normal times I’m sure that a three week break would have seen me knocking out a good few kits – what else is there to do… Life isn’t that simple though – for with my usual knack of making a bad situation worse – I managed to break my ribs right at the beginning of all this. That left me propped up in a chair for almost two weeks, drifting in & out of consciousness – racked with pain. In the last week I’ve actually made it up to bed at night – but I haven’t had any motivation to sit at the bench & butcher some plastic. That has to stop!!! So yesterday I took a good long look through the stash – for something simple to build. Something easy, something almost ‘disposable’, just something to get me going again. In the end I found a couple of farm buildings that I picked up when my LMS was closing down a couple of years back. From memory they were £6 each – but after a 25% sales discount I think I paid about £4.50 each for them. So, may I present a couple of WILLS KITS – distributed by PECO… The Stone & Timber Barn & The Village Forge They are designed for railway modellers & come in at OO/HO scale – making them around 1/76 or 1/72 – which make them perfect accessories for my ‘toy army’.
Here is my build of the Dapol OO/HO Stephenson's Rocket (C046) I built the Airfix version in the Seventies and rather than build the one I have in my stash, I bought a Dapol version for a "just for fun" build. As turned out, it was fun! Dave