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It turned out all right

Posted by Crosland , 07 August 2015 - - - - - - · 940 views

Moving on from the old layout has allowed me to focus and actually contemplate doing something.

The "something" being my first DIY track in any scale or gauge. Not for me a simple turnout, lets build a crossover :)

Thanks to those who gave advice on the 2mm VAG and to all involved in the "Track" book http://www.2mm.org.u...ucts/trackbook/



Free for collection

Posted by Crosland , 26 July 2015 - - - - - - · 641 views

After very slow progress and a lot of dithering, I have decided this layout does not meet my requirements and am offering it to anyone who can collect it from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.

Please PM me for more details of the state of the layout.


Those Point Switches

Posted by Crosland , 07 August 2014 - - - - - - · 1,008 views

There are no more dead sections. The power was routed by the frog switches to a lot more track than I thought, but all the dead sections are sorted now.

Confession time. The permanent short was the classic error, that I really should have spotted, of there being no isolating gap between back-to-back points. Or, at least there was, but I didn't spot that...


Silent Running

Posted by Crosland , 03 August 2014 - - - - - - · 1,236 views

Not quite as much progress to report as I had hoped. The missing track has been replaced by easitrac.

The layout has been (re)wired for DCC, i.e., all track sections live. I had to fix a few loose sections and the point frog adjoining the Easitrac had to be fixed back down, but nothing too serious. These little blighters,

however, are becoming a r...


You've Been Framed

Posted by Crosland , 24 July 2014 - - - - - - · 1,045 views

I promise I will soon run out of ghastly title puns :)

The new frame is taking shape. The first picture is the end that had the "carbuncle" removed.

I decided the cross piece at the other end needed to be inset a bit to give the best support. I don't want to lose the building so this end will not be trimmed.

Hopefully I've got the pictures down t...


The First Cut is the Deepest

Posted by Crosland , 21 July 2014 - - - - - - · 1,017 views

The layout needs to be squared up a bit to be able to create a new frame. The bridge has been removed for reuse, possibly as a scenic break in more or less its original position.

Here's the first cut :O

Only two more sides to do.



The Name

Posted by Crosland , 15 July 2014 - - - - - - · 758 views

Thank you for the comments and encouragement.

I've settled on a name. But first, meet Arnold

Arnold was a much loved family pet who is sadly no longer with us.

Arnold was a rescue catand I now have a rescue layout (can you see where this is going?), so...

The layout will henceforth be known as Arnoldale . Playing fast and loose with etimology, it c...


The Beginning

Posted by Crosland , 14 July 2014 - - - - - - · 1,093 views

Through a bequest to the 2mm society and with help from the society (thanks to the Oxford area group for storing it) I am now the proud owner of part of the late Tony Andrew's 2mm finescale layout.

I hope to find the time to blog as I restore and hopefully enhance the layout. Here is an overall shot of the layout:

The baseboard construction is intere...

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