Narrow Gauge

First (real) tests with the periscope lens

Tonight, I breath a sigh of relief at results that aren’t even that good – but I’m just relieved that the whole disaster of getting the periscope lens mounted to the Canon EF mount is behind me. Truth be told, the “RAF Camera” EOS-to-Arri “B”/Bayonet mount adapter from eBay is still loose¬†(the allen set screws […]

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Motorizing the Bandai TECS Skarloey

Shortly after motorizing the Bandai Sir Handel model, I decided to motorize a Bandai Skarloey I had on hand.¬†However, not content with the appearance of the Bandai Skarloey out of the box, I modified the Skarloey model extensively. As with Sir Handel, the build is on YouTube, and I’ve added a gallery of photos from […]

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Motorizing the Bandai TECS Sir Handel

For the new series I’m working on, I needed to recreate the narrow gauge models from Season 4. Due to space limitations and ease of access to models, I chose to build the characters from pre-existing, Japanese Bandai TECS models; motorized with Bachmann drivetrains. The first of these models was Sir Handel. The build is […]

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