..." Steamin' and a rollin'".
For those of a younger disposition this was a black and white western )one of many) from my youth, concerning the adventures of a railroad, its engineer (him of the title), Casey junior (his son), Fireamn Wally, redrock and the rest of the crew on the "Cannonball Express"..
All of the above preamble was so I could show my two railway set-ups for my Old West skirmishes. Railways and their robberies (invernted by Jesse James iirc) played such an important part in the OW that I had to have one.
[Contents of the Timpo set]
[Forty inches long]
[Engine and tender, the latter held the electric motor]
[Inside the carriage and parcel compartment]
[Parcel bit with opening door !]
[Caboose with sliding doors, but no other detail]
The second set I have is even mor toy-like:
[What you see is what you got - I bought two sets]
[My two sets]
The second set doesn;t come with tracks, but is a hefty model, well over five feet long if I added the flatcar.
In a week where I did very little modelling or apinting, I found half an hour on Sunday to put togther these models:
So that's it for another week, the good news being that I managed to get a post together despite doing very little and Blogger is almost like it used to be. I even put in photographs as I typed and re-sized one of them !
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope there was something of interest and of course, your commetns are both welcomed and appreciated.