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back to the backscene...

Posted by bcnPete , 12 May 2018 - * * * * * · 410 views

Afternoon all, 
Following Kyle’s exhibition last weekend, it’s time to crack back on with Meeth. I will be redoing the turnouts on Kyle (mentioned in the last post) but I want to think that through a bit first. 
Following a number of tests with the photograph, David (Kylestrome) kindly offered to take the photo I had and extend it and do some ph...


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don’t grass me up...

Posted by bcnPete , 11 March 2018 - * * * * * · 664 views

Afternoon all, There’s been a bit more progress on the layout recently. David kindly offered to help out with the backscene image so am currently awaiting to do another test print and fit at work before I commit to vinyl. I have also been working on the track adding chairs, cut from the easitrac sprues and adding to the PCB turnout. These and al...


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setting the (back)scene...

Posted by bcnPete , 25 February 2018 - * * * * * · 468 views

Afternoon all, 
A little progress since the last post has concentrated on trying to sort the backscene early so I can dress the scenery into it. 
I started to look at a number of readymade backscene available but felt none really suited the context. My fallback is to paint the sky pale blue as there will be trees in front however I first did som...


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scenics started...

Posted by bcnPete , 11 February 2018 - * * * * * · 445 views

Evening all, Following the decision to drop Thurso and move the Exeter mock up to the garage has allowed me to refocus and concentrate on the one project again - Meeth. Having wired it at the last entry this weekend saw the installation of the backscene former. I decided to crack on and glue it in place as otherwise I would have faffed about :ye...


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phase one - check...

Posted by bcnPete , 01 January 2018 - * * * * * · 432 views

Happy New Year all, Quick update on progress and perhaps the point to draw a line underneath it...for the moment. To recap, following my track building incapabilities on Thurso, I decided to build the track for Meeth to act as a test bed for a way forward. After experiments I decided I would return to build turnouts in PCB and use easitrac for t...


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a few experiments...and a way forward...

Posted by bcnPete , 10 December 2017 - * * * * * · 515 views

Evening all, Quick update on Meeth. Having condemned all the trackwork on Thurso (a regular episode in my track building :rolleyes:) it was time to stand back and re-evaluate. I decided the best way was try a few experiments and the simplicity of the Meeth layout lends itself to this. Firstly, a return to turnouts made from PCB and code 40...


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putting on a brave fascia...

Posted by bcnPete , 22 October 2017 - * * * * * · 546 views

Afternoon again from me, Whilst I had eluded this project would be a slow burn, it has been escalated up the priority list to combat my current track building crisis emerging from the Thurso layout. Being very simple in track layout, it seems the ideal place to start my trial of the Versaline track system using PCB sleepers, etched chairs and ra...


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peeling back the layers...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 September 2017 - * * * * * · 593 views

Afternoon all, 
Firstly, many thanks for all your interest and kind comments regarding this project - that helped me realise that it is indeed a goer...once of course matters Thurso are dealt with. 
That doesn't mean I can't tinker around with it mean time though :jester: especially as I really enjoy the research period for a new project. ...


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hat thrown into the ring...

Posted by bcnPete , 10 September 2017 - * * * * * · 779 views

I think I can thank...or blame ;) Ian (Scanman) for this as his recent blog entry got me thinking. Am currently building Thurso and entering it into the MRJ Cameo layout competition so when the 2mm Association recently announced their 60 years Jubilee layout competition I had decided not to enter. Then Ian's blog made me realise that the MRJ competit...





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