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The layout is merely an exercise to prove that anyone can build a reasonably plausible SDJR layout in a modest space WITHOUT having to resort to scratchbuilding, instead easily available models were repurposed to suit the supposed location.


Sunday, 12 January 2020

Edward the compressor

Sorry about the pun but it was a long-standing workplace 'joke' that all compressors were called 'Edward' although the significance of naming a noisy piece of machinery after the penultimate Anglo-Saxon king of England is lost on most (if not all) 

The compressor was towed to the worksite and used to power whatever air tools were employed. It was certainly not man-portable.

There is a paucity of suitable models of 50s construction machinery so a Matchbox #28 Bedford was sacrificed.

Before
After

With tow truck but not finished

It needs a two-bar, hitch and details.

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