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You've Been Tangoed - GWR Modelling Cliché No. 1 - Part 1

Posted by richbrummitt , in Goods Rolling Stock 25 March 2014 - * * * * * · 1,869 views

After an offer to Rabs of a file to try on his (then new) printer rather a lot of time passed and after an almost near miss with the postal service a little package arrived through the door recently with a bright orange one of these in it.

The detail is comparable to some of the finest stereolithography that I have witnessed from professional bureaus....


Seven Up

Posted by richbrummitt , in Goods Rolling Stock 24 February 2014 - * * * * * · 1,784 views

I felt I had free reign when I set up my workbench again to get out and start or re-start whatever I liked. The bench is temporary for the moment, because I want to rearrange the furniture to move my groaning bookcase next to a supported wall. I have been good though: most of the items on it were part finished when I packed them. The only 'new' items out...


Nothing to See Here

Posted by richbrummitt , in Miscellaneous 16 January 2014 - - - - - - · 694 views

Previously there was a 'workshop'...

and then there was none...


Don't worry: most of it ended up here just before Christmas.

What didn't is in the garage. :yes: Once it's unpacked and sorted out I'll be back to it. I'm keen to do so but other areas of the house have taken priority. Fortunately there are no big jobs to undertake so it shou...


Time Travelling Equine Transport - Back Dating and Detailing The N Gauge Lima Horsebox - Part 4.

Posted by richbrummitt , in Non-Passenger Rolling Stock 16 October 2013 - * * * * * · 1,422 views

What might have been the last vaguely sunny evening of the year was used for getting the undercoat sprayed out in God's own paint booth. I am still working on a representation of the lake livery, which I personally think should be darker than most renditions I have seen. A mixture of a dark brown and deep red from the citadel range was used in this case....


Time Travelling Equine Transport - Back Dating and Detailing The N Gauge Lima Horsebox - Part 3.

Posted by richbrummitt , in Non-Passenger Rolling Stock 04 October 2013 - * * * * * · 1,114 views

It's been a while due to reducing this sprawl

to something that was presentable. There was a concession to keep one desk for now (by the window) and so I have this week finally manage to squeeze a few useful hours furthering the odd project not currently mothballed.

The horse boxes had a number of parts made or cut from the frets with the potential f...


Packing Up and Moving On

Posted by richbrummitt , in Layout 25 July 2013 - - - - - - · 1,166 views

Despite the lack of posts I have got some work done. Much of it has been drawing bricks and stones but I still haven't got anything finished enough to print out and put together as a final version. Various draft station building have been trialled however. I have also made a pair of signal posts that await fittings and assembled some MSE arms to go on the...


Time Ticks By

Posted by richbrummitt , in Layout 21 June 2013 - - - - - - · 728 views

After more procrastination than really should have been necessary a somewhat productive afternoon finally occurred with the final pieces of the switch operating mechanism fabricated and fitted allowing the lever frame to operate the switches for the first time.

I reused the telescoping square section motion limiters linked to the new TOUs and had the ope...


Joined Up Thinking

Posted by richbrummitt , in Layout, Miscellaneous 18 May 2013 - * * * * - · 1,463 views

A lack of posts over the last few weeks has been down to a lack of progress worth sharing. I've spent quite some time trying to get a system of operating the TOUs going over and over the options, trying and failing and re-thinking.

Initially I used wires linked directly from the switches to the TOUs and when these were removed in favour of the lever fra...


Bricking It

Posted by richbrummitt , in Buildings 24 April 2013 - * * * * * · 907 views

Aside from running out of ideas and being in desperate need of linking a lever frame with my TOUs so that I commence scenic work I have been slowly putting brick after brick individually in various walls.

I have a plan to produce my own brick paper 'kits' for the three station buildings (station building, signal box and weighbridge hut/goods office) on t...


Some Tricky Soldering

Posted by richbrummitt , in Layout 04 April 2013 - - - - - - · 1,172 views

The TOUs are finally finished. A little jig was made up to quickly and easily bend consistently sized dropper wires in left and right hand forms. These are long enough to fully engage the brass tubes fixed to the moving sleeper (no longer visible) but not so long that they have any chance of causing a short by touching the brass housing of the TOU. They a...

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