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Biennial Update

Posted by Bryn , 26 June 2016 - - - - - - · 644 views

 Another two years have come and gone, without much to report! Colwyn now sports a new fiddle yard and legs and was invited to the recent 2mm Scale Association's Super Meet. This wouldn't have been possible without the help of Steve and Matt, both who travelled great distances to move my layout the short trip to the show! It was great to catch up wi...


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Colwyn Bay goes to Nottingham

Posted by Bryn , 13 March 2014 - - - - - - · 670 views

After nearly 2 years of inactivity Colwyn Bay Goods has finally seen some progress! Not much, but progress none the less. The track weathering has started and all the baseboard wiring has been completed.

This weekend it will be on display at the Nottingham show on the 2mm Finescale Association stand as a work in progress.

http://www.nottingham-modelr...


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Fish Plates and Fences.

Posted by Bryn , 19 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,200 views

Just a quick photo update to catch up on a few of the smaller jobs that are on going around the layout;

First up is the fitting of chair plates, 2mm Scale Association part 1-092, to fix them I dipped the whole fish plate in thin super glue and held then in position with the tip of a pin until the glue...


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Track and Ballast Experiments

Posted by Bryn , 17 April 2012 - * * * * - · 826 views



After following TomE's approach I've been playing with some test ballast examples. Above shows what I have finally decided on using on Colwyn, it's a 50/50 mix of Treemedus Earth power and Carrs fine ash ballast, all fixed with (still wet and slightly glossy) Kleer. I will do a more indpeth write up when it...


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Back with a Back Scene.

Posted by Bryn , 23 March 2012 - - - - - - · 721 views




Finally some progress on the layout! I've finally got on with trying out CNC cut ply wood, as previously done by Missy on her excellent fiddle yard. The top beam is designed to turn the single sheet back scene into a structural support for the forth coming lighting...


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2FS 3 Way Test Run

Posted by Bryn , 14 January 2012 - * * * * * · 698 views

http://youtu.be/ewmjCyi2JSk  
Just to prove I have got something running and an excuse to play with my new camera. Sorry about the quality, but good lighting has always been an issue. I am currently playing around with methods to treat Easitrac ready for painting, more on that next time. 
EDIT: By clicking the video you have the option to se...


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Many More Minerals

Posted by Bryn , 28 August 2011 - - - - - - · 581 views



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Just a quick post to show I actually get things painted! The Stephen Harris minerals I have been working on are nearing completion, with some finer weathering to add at a later date. 24081 still soldiers on and has now become part of a game of...


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Bogie Bolster C

Posted by Bryn , 14 August 2011 - * * * * * · 1,058 views




Now this wagon has to be a personal record for the longest work bench tenant. At about 4 years from the start of the build and one of my first etched kits, I built the major body bits and left it be. This weekend I decided to finally get on with it, only to discover half the chassis trussing...


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Herring Mk IV

Posted by Bryn , 11 August 2011 - - - - - - · 351 views



The on going saga of my first attempt at etch design lumbers forward once again. Modifications include -

1) Finally I created some axle boxes and springs. Layer etch, Stephen Harris style.
2) Brake rigging/rib issues have been resolved. They don't clash anymore!
3) Beefed up wire on pivot bar, 0.5mm wire from...


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Chain Link Fencing

Posted by Bryn , 28 July 2011 - - - - - - · 410 views

Today I received a sheet of etches from PPD, from my recent doodlings.






Seen here in its raw form. I created the posts from 3 layers of 0.25mm nickle silver and the stainless steel mesh was brought from BLMA (an American import). I have also etched some small slots on the heads of the...






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