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Narrow Gauge Adventure Pt. 3

Posted by Ruston , 01 July 2018 - - - - - - · 369 views

It is done. Well, not quite; it needs works plates and name plates, which are on order from Narrow Planet.

The cab has been lowered by 2mm and the chimney replaced with one that looks a little better. The tank filler lids looked a bit plain, so I finished them off with iron balls that are "liquid gravity". Probably the best use for that stuff that I hav...


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Narrow Gauge Adventure Pt. 2

Posted by Ruston , 28 June 2018 - - - - - - · 309 views

I bought this http://www.rmweb.co....auge-adventure/ Minitrains Bagnall wing tank, last year and although I was initially pleased with it, the more I looked at it the more I realised how wrong it was, especially after getting hold of a second hand copy of Baker & Civils Bagnalls Of Stafford (the ne...


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GORDON'S ALIVE?

Posted by Ruston , 15 May 2018 - - - - - - · 468 views

No, not Flash (Aaahhahhh) but Kitson Long Boiler Pannier Tank of 1885 and named after Gordon of Khartoum. 
 
Built from the Judith Edge kit. It's probably far too large a loco for the needs of the CVC&CC but I like the look of these locos and it's my trainset (Well, it will be if I ever get around to building it).


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Narrow Gauge Adventure

Posted by Ruston , 12 February 2018 - - - - - - · 478 views

The CVC&CC is to have a narrow gauge line as part of it's operations. I decided this after seeing a Minitrains model of a W.G. Bagnall wing tank, at the Stafford Exhibition. This will be the first 009 that I have had anything to do with since 1987 when 009 was, to be honest, crap. Locomotives that were body kits, running on the poor N gauge chassis of...


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The locomotives of the CVLR and Calder Vale Coal & Clay Co.

Posted by Ruston , 04 February 2018 - - - - - - · 396 views

Hired from Isaac Watt Boulton, of Ashton Under Lyne, is No.11, a rebuild of a Sharp Roberts 2-2-2 express passenger loco, originally built in the late 1830s.

This model is built from whitemetal castings by 5 and 9 Models, with a scratchbuilt chassis and saddletank and is driven by a Mashima 10/20 motor and High Level gearbox. Also hired from I.W. B...


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Coaches Pt.5

Posted by Ruston , 09 January 2018 - - - - - - · 405 views

Another coach, this time the basis is the Ratio GWR all Third. I've made a few alterations to try and make it appear different but also more generic and older as the Ratio kit is for a type of coach built in 1905, which would still be new in the period in which my railway is set. The first thing was to cut it down in length.

Then the end profile wa...


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Coaches Pt.3

Posted by Ruston , 04 January 2018 - * * * * * · 315 views

The next thing was to add some steps on the plain end.

These are just simple strips of plasticard. And then on to adding some interest to the paintjob by filling in the recessed panels with a contrasting colour and finishing the droplight frames as varnished wood.
 Then to add some rudimentary representations of brake gear.

The brake blocks...


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Coaches Pt.2

Posted by Ruston , 03 January 2018 - * * * * - · 367 views

The next thing to do was to replace the footboard with something a little more to size, and to add a second one below it. 
The boards themselves are strips of 10 thou. plasticard that has been cut to suit. To add some rigidity to these, and to give strength to the whole assembly, lengths of scrap etch were soldrered to short lengths of .5mm brass wi...


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Coaches

Posted by Ruston , 02 January 2018 - - - - - - · 401 views

The coaches of the CVLR would be cast-offs from larger companies and of the 4 or 6-wheel variety. For my first coach I started with something that isn't a particular company vehicle. Not that I would know anyway as coaches really aren't my thing and I have very little knowledge of them. What I want is something that looks the part and of the period a...


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People

Posted by Ruston , 02 January 2018 - - - - - - · 302 views

As a Christmas present I recieved a number of figures for the new layout. They are cast in pewter by Andrew Stadden and here are some of them that I have just finished painting. The supposed matt varnish still looks a bit too glossy for my liking, so I'll have to varnish them again.



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A new beginning

Posted by Ruston , 02 January 2018 - - - - - - · 199 views

Welcome to my new blog. 
This is about the planning and building of a new 4mm scale/OO layout and all the things that will feature on it - locomotives, rolling stock, buildings etc. 
This layout will be slightly different from anything I have done before as it is not a purely industrial railway and will also be set in a time period that I have n...





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