Jump to content






Photo
- - - - -

Boxfile Kyle - 2mmFS

Posted by bcnPete , 12 November 2009 · 1,855 views

Good evening - The other project that is in progress at the moment is a model of Kyle of Lochalsh 2mmFS ... in a boxfile. Drawing upon inspiration from both fellow 2mmFS Modellers and the Boxfile layouts of the previous forum, the idea is to construct a small extract of the station with both boards, fiddleyards and backscenes contained within the constraints of one MUJI boxfile. There will be one other boxfile, but purely for the rolling stock, controller and a few tools.
?  First a mock up was built in corrugated card to test the sketches for dimensions, then a second was built in 1mm card with further detail and now the construction will begin having taken on board issues arising from the mock ups.
?  The layout will use the latest EASITRAC system available from the 2mm Association and the model already has its first invite for a small local show in Sussex next May 2010 - hopefully I will be flying it in my hand luggage which is less of headache than transporting Coombe Junction.
?  There are various ideas for rolling stock which will be outlined in future posts however at present I am converting a Bachfar 37/0 to a 37/4 to represent 37420 in large logo livery.
?  As with Coombe Junction, here is a 10 slide refresher of the project...

With thanks to Andy Y and Mod 6 for helping me through my recent 'Blog' crisis!

Feel free to add any comments,

Pete

Attached Images

  • Attached Image: SK1 - new.jpg
  • Attached Image: SK2 - new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB-3-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_1-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_4-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_5-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_7-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_8-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB_9-new.jpg
  • Attached Image: KIAB-10_new.jpg
  • Like x 1





its nice to see an old favourite back pete... how long til you finally succumb to building it? :lol:
Thanks modfather...well the clock is ticking, I now have all the EASITRAC components and the blog is up and running...watch this space ;)
Now this is interesting!! I was at Kyle last week, every time I return from a holiday in that area I'm tempted to model it, but space has always been a problem. Will be following with interest! ;)
Thanks Invercloy - Kyle certainly has a lot of appeal, even in the rationalised track layout of later years.

Although this layout will have limitations in terms of operability, I do like the concept of being able to set it up in 5 minutes, run it for twenty minutes and then pack it away in 5 minutes - 30 minutes better spent then watching a soap on TV me thinks!!
Absolutely! I've got a layout built on an ironing board, that takes about 5 mins to set up too... It's great for exhibitions, 5 mins then I can have a quick wander before the show starts! :D
Photo
James Hilton
Feb 03 2010 12:15
Seeing more recent progress on Kyle got me nosy and back here - this really looks a fantastic concept.... my mind is again wandering to new project ideas! N gauge? Hmmm N gauge?! :)

Recent Entries

Latest Visitors

  • Photo
    GJB
    Yesterday, 13:59
  • Photo
    nick_bastable
    06 May 2018 - 17:36
  • Photo
    jbg
    02 May 2018 - 12:55
  • Photo
    Strathwood
    23 Apr 2018 - 07:55
  • Photo
    luke the train spotter
    21 Apr 2018 - 18:37
  • Photo
    sammmm
    17 Apr 2018 - 05:50
  • Photo
    Kylestrome
    16 Apr 2018 - 21:34
  • Photo
    jollysmart
    13 Apr 2018 - 17:47
  • Photo
    Les Johnson
    13 Apr 2018 - 12:23
  • Photo
    andy stroud
    11 Apr 2018 - 10:40
  • Photo
    PeteT
    09 Apr 2018 - 14:47
  • Photo
    carlwooduk
    07 Apr 2018 - 20:24
  • Photo
    waggz
    07 Apr 2018 - 14:14
  • Photo
    meanach
    01 Apr 2018 - 21:23
  • Photo
    RandyWales
    28 Mar 2018 - 20:00
  • Photo
    class40Danny
    09 Mar 2018 - 23:46
  • Photo
    jackrob
    02 Mar 2018 - 15:45
  • Photo
    kevblokey
    28 Feb 2018 - 18:42
  • Photo
    westhighlandline
    26 Feb 2018 - 21:10
  • Photo
    fraserh86
    23 Feb 2018 - 11:06
  • Photo
    TomJ
    17 Feb 2018 - 17:35
  • Photo
    Wavs-tractor
    13 Feb 2018 - 20:23
  • Photo
    PaternosterRow
    10 Feb 2018 - 22:19
  • Photo
    ColHut
    10 Feb 2018 - 09:16
  • Photo
    Kettlebaur
    08 Feb 2018 - 23:53
  • Photo
    red death
    07 Feb 2018 - 15:46
  • Photo
    bazzer42
    05 Feb 2018 - 07:57
  • Photo
    mdvle
    04 Feb 2018 - 16:08
  • Photo
    Wallofsound!
    03 Feb 2018 - 20:38
  • Photo
    TheQ
    01 Feb 2018 - 07:54
  • Photo
    Pyewipe Jct
    29 Jan 2018 - 09:33
  • Photo
    Ben A
    28 Jan 2018 - 23:25
  • Photo
    Richard Battersby
    23 Jan 2018 - 20:46
  • Photo
    TomE
    20 Jan 2018 - 18:12
  • Photo
    James37501
    19 Jan 2018 - 15:11
  • Photo
    muddy water
    16 Jan 2018 - 11:45
  • Photo
    AlexFord
    14 Jan 2018 - 11:50
  • Photo
    NordicTerminal
    13 Jan 2018 - 16:03
  • Photo
    Mikkel
    12 Jan 2018 - 05:49
  • Photo
    James90012
    06 Jan 2018 - 15:10
  • Photo
    cal.n
    03 Jan 2018 - 11:01
  • Photo
    46444
    02 Jan 2018 - 12:15
  • Photo
    NinOz
    01 Jan 2018 - 03:06
  • Photo
    bluedepot
    29 Dec 2017 - 23:43
  • Photo
    Mike T
    27 Dec 2017 - 11:25
  • Photo
    R16v
    25 Dec 2017 - 13:57
  • Photo
    class37418stag
    17 Dec 2017 - 16:54
  • Photo
    dcross22
    14 Dec 2017 - 18:37
  • Photo
    Lacathedrale
    12 Dec 2017 - 11:53
  • 10 Dec 2017 - 18:55