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a few more pics...

Posted by bcnPete , 22 May 2013 - * * * * * · 1,436 views

Good evening,

A few more pics to share courtesy of Chris, (eastwestdivide) who kindly sent a selection through.

These show a bit more of the layout as I was conscious that my pics from the show tried to capture the overall presentation.

What is apparent and was commented on during the day is the lack of backscene. You may recall, that when I first star...


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a week of dwelling...and some thoughts for the future...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 May 2013 - * * * * * · 1,032 views

Good evening,

Can't believe this time last week I was weathering the roof canopy, painting the track and adding brute trolleys to the ends of the platform :O

On reflection this week, I have been giving a lot of thought to the future of PWBIAB and indeed all my layouts with our impending move back to the UK. What is clear is that we will have to cutback...


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packed...unpacked...presented...repacked...epilogue...

Posted by bcnPete , 12 May 2013 - * * * * * · 1,383 views

Good evening,

An update on how the layout faired and some initial thoughts on my future modelling plans...

Yesterday, PWBIAB was launched at the BHMRC exhibition 2013, a one day exhibition which I exhibited KIAB at in 2010.

Time had run out on me last week, a mixture of work commitments, the untimely demise of the office laser cutter and a general over...


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keeping calm and carrying on...

Posted by bcnPete , 02 May 2013 - * * * * * · 1,258 views

Good evening,

With only 9 days to go, I seem to have found myself in a worse position than in 2010 when I exhibited KIAB :O

A dose of bad luck in that the laser cutter at work broke (and has just been reinstated today) has meant that a few things won't be done in quite the way I had envisaged them, however am trying my best to get a reasonable display o...


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the clock it ticketh...

Posted by bcnPete , 25 April 2013 - * * * * * · 1,025 views

Good evening,

Work has been progressing as and when I can mid week and weekends but with not long to go I start to wonder what compromises may need to be made to get things done...

With the laser cutter at work still out of action until some time next week (projected) I have trying to progress other bits and pieces. Last weekend I started to lay the pcb...


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get back in your box...

Posted by bcnPete , 14 April 2013 - * * * * * · 927 views

Good evening,

Full on deadlines at work have affected progress of late and to say I am behind is an understatement, but having given the exhibition manager, Chris R, a commitment a year ago, I intend to honour it, so some how things will get done.

My brother has kindly made me the sub structure on which the layout would sit as I couldn't see a way of ge...


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ballast...

Posted by bcnPete , 02 April 2013 - * * * * * · 955 views

Good evening,

The target this weekend was to undertake the ballasting - as usual, a tedious exercise, despite given the relatively small size of the layout.

As usual, I use the Woodland Scenics fine grey chips and these were applied onto pre spread PVA using a mixture of paint brushes and cocktail sticks.

I had pre painted the sleepers and chairs with...


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You've been framed...again...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 March 2013 - * * * * * · 1,185 views

Buenos dias a todos :sungum:

Actually, its been raining here all weekend...can't win em all...:(

Slightly flimsy blog content this one, but just a small update as I secured the new platforms in place yesterday and have been pondering the next move to make. Rather than rush into the ballasting today I have decided to leave that until the Easter weekend.....


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keeping the platform at bay...

Posted by bcnPete , 12 March 2013 - * * * * * · 1,220 views

Good Evening,

Last night I managed to complete the new platform which replaced the first one ripped out...not sure I will ever get to make a layout where something doesn't get ripped out :D

The previous one was in card and was probably going to fall my usual 2mm approach of card carcass followed by a sheet of fine wet and dry on top to represent the aps...


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lights...camera...but no (tr)action...

Posted by bcnPete , 03 March 2013 - * * * * * · 1,916 views

Good evening,Work got in the way of LDN modelling this week so I managed to complete a small task originally started in BCN this weekend whilst spending 42 with the family.Namely, the colour light signals. Firstly, does anyone know where I can get a small 4 way rotary switch from? The Gaugemaster one is too big to allow the hinged flap to fold and the oth...


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cassettes...revisited...

Posted by bcnPete , 21 February 2013 - * * * * * · 940 views

Good evening,Two blog updates within a week :O Whilst trackwork mods and sparx has been ambling along in BCN, whilst in LDN I have been working on the replacement cassettes needed. To recap briefly, a simple folding affair was made using a wilko hinge, some thin timber sheet and some brass strips, as per this: Whilst the concept worked, they were too shor...


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play : pause : fast rewind : play...

Posted by bcnPete , 18 February 2013 - * * * * * · 1,034 views

Good evening,A bit of a quick entry this having arrived late from my evening's commute - when the train journey from Gatwick to Victoria takes longer than the 1hr 55 flight, then that really says it all :angry:Haven't posted for a month or so but work has been progressing on the cassettes during the week days as this can be done relatively low key in my r...


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raking it in...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 January 2013 - * * * * * · 1,131 views

Good evening,Unfortunately the title is not a comment on my financial status...its nice having an income again after 5 years of fluctuating circumstances, but those new Dapol releases are dangerously giving rise to impure thoughts :no:It of course refers to my rake of wagons which I began the other week and thought it would take me an evening or two to cr...


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a (blatant) plug for signals...

Posted by bcnPete , 13 January 2013 - * * * * * · 1,519 views

Good evening,A productive start to the New Years modelling as with the Landlady away all last week I snuck in 4 consecutive nights of modelling...never managed that in BCN :O The work centred on the ARC wagons from my last post but more on that later this week...Tonight I wanted to talk about signals...but not semaphores as have been demonstrated excellen...


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Wagon(s) roll...

Posted by bcnPete , 19 December 2012 - * * * * * · 1,378 views

Update

A very good evening,

Almost six weeks into my new job now, my weekends of commuting and re-adjusting to colder climes, I finally found time to do some modelling this evening. I must confess, although I had snuck a small basic kit of tools in my luggage when I first arrived, it took another few weeks to work out what to tackle here. Its going to be...


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ch ch ch changes....

Posted by bcnPete , 11 November 2012 - * * * * * · 1,709 views

Update

It's been a while...and there's a few things to share.

Firstly, my circumstances are changing, namely that after 5+ great years here in Barcelona we have decided to relocate back to the UK next year...at the end of the boys School year. It's proving too difficult for us to work in Spain and it hasn't been helped by us arriving 3...


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getting the point (blades) across...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 October 2012 - * * * * - · 1,499 views

Update

Good evening - The electrics are continually slowly...but I am trying not to rush it and make a complete dogs breakfast as usual.

One thing that had been troubling me for a while was how to deal with the turnout control for the layout.

Normally, I use good old fashioned wire in tube as namely my sparks skills are pretty basic, I am still on DC...


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cassettes...in short...

Posted by bcnPete , 10 October 2012 - * * * * * · 1,275 views

Update

Good afternoon - Wiring has continued on the layout and most of the droppers are now in place, just the turnout to wire. Then I need to work how I am going to connect them all. No pics of this as its relatively boring and nothing has changed much visually.

Whilst this has been ongoing, to relieve the pain I have been working up ideas for the...


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bust my buffers (stops)...

Posted by bcnPete , 05 October 2012 - * * * * * · 1,576 views

Update

Good Afternoon - There's been progress of sorts, but most of this week down have been down with man flu...and reading that Scaleforum thread hasn't exactly been medicinal :O

To begin with, the turnout is virtually complete, bar wiring and mechanism (more on that in another entry) Note to self: When using an item of rolling stock to...


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you've been framed...

Posted by bcnPete , 24 September 2012 - * * * * * · 1,587 views

Update

Good afternoon - some more progress this week in terms of trackwork and fascia.

Firstly, the start of the sole turnout on this layout and remainder of the siding(s) has been started. More easitrac sleepers were prepped and prepainted as previously described and individual sleepers were then cut, trimmed and stuck onto a B8 turnout template on the...






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