There hasn’t been any activity on the site for quite a while because on April 3rd yours truly had a 3 mtr fall from the garage roof when I managed to break my left femur and in the process ruin my good wife’s favourite Frangipani. As a result I was rushed to John Hunter Hospital Newcastle NSW by Ambo who were fantastic. After various pieces of metal were inserted into the bone I spent the next week in recovery and then transferred to HVPH (Hunter Valley Private Hospital) Sandgate NSW for 3 weeks. On returning home there have been trips to rehab at HVPH twice a week, where recovery is slowly but surely on the way.
I have just motivated myself into doing something, so as I don’t have any new projects to share I thought that something from ye olden days might be of interest. 20 years ago there was an article in the Branchline Modeller Number 4, probably at a hobby shop near you, that featured 9000 gal rail tank cars on 36ft standard underframes by H Armstrong, P Street and myself. So here are 3 tankers that I built from that time from the Tichy Trains underframe. With all the focus on ready to run 45ft tankers maybe one of these manufacturers will produce the shorter 36 foot type one day.