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A new life?

Posted by Kris , 09 September 2018 - * * * * * · 470 views

A new life? I never thought that I would be adding an entry to this blog again, however 7 years later here it is. Just over 6 years ago I moved away from South Devon, taking Avonwick with me. Whilst the main part went on display in a spare room the layout has not been run since. About 5 and a half years ago Avonwick was wrapped up and put into deep storage, I no long...


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Further on the fiddle.

Posted by Kris , in Fiddle Yard construction 03 April 2011 - - - - - - · 969 views
2mm, Avonwick, fiddle yard and 1 more...
Right, after several sessions of wiring and a session of fettling the new fiddle yard for Avonwick is nearly finished.




As can be seen I have ended up with 4 through sidings and a pair of sidings, one for each direction. Doing this has tightened up the minimum radius that I was using so I will...


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Rebuilding the fiddle yard, a work in progress.

Posted by Kris , 14 March 2011 - - - - - - · 692 views
2mm, Avonwick, fiddle yard and 1 more...
Well several weeks have passed since the last update and it feels like there has not been a huge amount of progress.
Part of this has been down to my own stupidity, placing an order for the wrong type of rail, thankfully getting the right type only took an extra week or so.
Since getting the extra rail a couple of other issues have taken my mind of...


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The point where you say enough is enough and cut your losses.

Posted by Kris , 14 February 2011 - - - - - - · 670 views

This morning I posted the following update in a previous blog

I have spent much of this morning looking at the fiddle yard to try to and

A) establish the cause of the problems.
B )resolve the problems.
C) look at the next steps forward.

I have establish the problem on one of the points and resolved this. I have also tested...


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Newbury a quick photo update.

Posted by Kris , 14 February 2011 - - - - - - · 897 views

Right photos are now on the computer so I'll pop a few of the better ones up here.




A quick view showing the front of the layout. I was in the centre and the layout could be seen from both sides. Lucky that I had modified it so that it was viewable from both...


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An exhibition update, the farmer Giles viewpoint.

Posted by Kris , 12 February 2011 - - - - - - · 590 views

"Weird it were, one day all was quiet, my view was normal and the next there was all these strange people looking at me, loads of trains were trundling through Avonwick and most stayed on the line, and some even didn't stall! Posted Image


Well, the exhibition finished...


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Ground frame huts and other odds and ends

Posted by Kris , 10 February 2011 - - - - - - · 776 views
2mm, Avonwick, bridge, station and 1 more...
By popular(ish) request this is a brief update on the preparations completed this week in the run up to Newbury exhibition.

1st Avonwick had 2 ground frames both covered by huts, my good intentions were to have had both of these built but work this week has meant that I only got one completed today. It's far from brilliant but it is about right. At...


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Exhibition countdown

Posted by Kris , 05 February 2011 - - - - - - · 979 views

Well the last month or so has seen less done on Avonwick than I wanted, Part of this has been down to me getting more work over Jan than before Christmas but mostly down to me being a lazy oaf.

What have I done?

Some of the spot lights that I put in before Christmas have been replaced with ones which have diffusers on them. This has significantly improved...


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More on the info board and other minor developments.

Posted by Kris , 10 January 2011 - * * * * * · 448 views

Well Christmas is over and the goose is decidedly not fat anymore.

I spent much of the Christmas and New Year period away from home so was unable to do any work on the layout, but I was able to work on the information display board that I talked about at the beginning of December. I think that I have come up with a final design.
My aim for this was to...


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Throwing a little light on the subject.

Posted by Kris , 16 December 2010 - - - - - - · 584 views
2mm, lights, Avonwick, bridge and 1 more...
The lighting at Avonwick has never been fantastic, a fact that was commented on several times at the 2mm Soc expo when it was exhibited. I had used 150 LED's to provide illumination, a good idea but not one that proved to be effective. With the layouts second exhibition rapidly approach I thought it was about time that I did something about this...






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