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Kyle - Further update...

Posted by bcnPete , 09 December 2018 - * * * * * · 259 views

Evening all, Following on from the last entry I have since managed to simplify the wiring and the new turnout is in place and trains run through it - a couple of locos need a check on their Back to Backs before I start tweaking the frogs...which was a downfall of the previous ones I think. With this in mind I decided to build the second replacem...


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Kyle - Up the (Spaghetti) Junction...

Posted by bcnPete , 11 November 2018 - * * * * * · 697 views

Evening all, Viewers alerted by wiring nightmares should avert their eyes now...:laugh: As per usual with my blog entries they are a mix of positive and negative experiences but it’s all about the process and how we get there, right? This weekend I looked to test the turnout in situ before spraying and glueing in place. The loco ran smoothly up...


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Kyle - further PW progress...

Posted by bcnPete , 04 November 2018 - * * * * * · 623 views

Evening all, 
The trip to Wycrail yesterday allowed me to make a few purchases and undertake some further work today on the new track insert(s) - A set of Xuron track cutters, new soldering iron 2mm chisel bit and a soldering iron cleaner were ticked off the shopping list. 
First thing today I finished the tie bar started with Mark the other wee...


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kyle - makeover III...

Posted by bcnPete , 25 October 2018 - * * * * * · 606 views

Evening all, 
Something I mentioned in my last blog update was that I wanted to replace the turnout(s) which had intermittent faults. The more troublesome being the turnout in the station having power issues as well as the odd derailment when running around. The other suffers the occaisional derailments when reversing wagons. 
Mark Fielder of th...


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Kyle @ Billericay...and next steps...

Posted by bcnPete , 06 May 2018 - * * * * * · 852 views

Afternoon all, An update from the Billericay show yesterday. A nice small friendly show set in 3 buildings joined by a garden...the Mayor arrived for a scheduled 30 minute visit...and ended up staying 2 hours! His driver was well impressed by the sounds from the 37’s just as he remembered them. Overall, the layout behaved although some stock has...


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Kyle goes to TOWIE...

Posted by bcnPete , 22 April 2018 - * * * * * · 901 views

Evening all - smashing weather the last few days :sungum: Last year I accepted an invite to the Billericay Model Railway Group one day show on 5th May 2018, so Kyle is Essex bound. It’s a small one day show which is my preference at the moment juggling the hobby with work and family commitments as many of us do. I wanted to try and do some...


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Oxted debrief...

Posted by bcnPete , 09 July 2017 - * * * * * · 812 views

Evening peeps, Back from the one day show at Oxted School today. Nice little show with a mix of layouts although as my youngest son couldn't attend today I didn't get to see much. Nice Spanish HO/009 layout San Maria Gandia. Overall the layout behaved itself and as always a couple of little things for the 'to do' list prior to the next show (DG...


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upon inspection...and Oxted...

Posted by bcnPete , 02 July 2017 - * * * * * · 877 views

Good evening, 
It's been a while since I posted on this blog as I have been developing Thurso as an entry to the MRJ Cameo layout competition. 
Back at the Tonbridge show, I was invited by Dakota Dibben, to a one day show he is organising next Sunday 9 July 2017 in Oxted. Details as below: 
http://www.ukmodelsh...ents_detail....


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24124...and down to business...

Posted by bcnPete , 05 March 2017 - * * * * * · 918 views

Evening all, In between work deadlines, I have been trying to finish my 24/0 conversion to a 24/1, in this case 24124. This is essentially the Farish 24 with Alan's (etched pixels) nice set of etches allowing a 24/1 or 25/0 conversion. 24/1's were a staple of Kyle and more regular than the 24/0 so it really needed doing. It didn't quite make the...


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reflecting on a day in kent...

Posted by bcnPete , 19 February 2017 - * * * * * · 939 views

Morning all, Yesterday was the one day show at Tonbridge with the layout operating to the paying public for the first time on dcc and with the sound chipped 37/4. Nigel Ashton and I were flying the 2mmFS flag at the show, each with a corner slot although I think Nigel faired a tad better in his location in one of the main halls ;) Fair play to t...


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now I get what dcc ready means...

Posted by bcnPete , 12 February 2017 - * * * * * · 967 views

Good morning, 
Just a quick plug to say KoL will be appearing next Saturday at the 1 day exhibition in Tonbridge, Saturday 18 February 2017. 
This will be the first time (other than a preview at the 2mmFS AGM) that the layout appears in DCC mode and since then 37414 has been sound chipped. Have been testing the fleet and big thanks to Pixie who...


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37/4 and 24/1 - sound + vision...

Posted by bcnPete , 06 November 2016 - * * * * * · 1,075 views

Afternoon all, 
After the AGM the other week, 2mmFS mojo has been topped up and it was time to start looking at the rolling stock for KoL. I had always had the intention to have a class 24/1 as they were more frequent on the line than the 24/0 and the Etched Pixels etches were getting a little fidgety in the gloat box. 
Following some filing awa...


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(nearly) been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

Posted by bcnPete , 16 October 2016 - * * * * * · 1,126 views

Good morning, An update on the 2mmFS AGM yesterday and KoL's appearance. Whilst presenting at exhibitions is still a relatively new thing for me, putting your work on show to your fellow 2mmFS peers with a common interest is a somewhat slightly nerve racking experience :o This was my first attendance at an AGM, mainly due to AWOL in BCN but it w...


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dcc arrives in kyle...

Posted by bcnPete , 14 October 2016 - * * * * * · 880 views

Good evening, 
The layout is due to appear at the 2mmFS AGM tomorrow...in fact it's the first AGM I have ever managed to attend having joined the Association just before departing for BCN. 
Having made the break to DCC at the end of last year, chipped a few locos, then got distracted by the senior scale, it was time to try and get it working.......


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kyle 2016: a new hope...

Posted by bcnPete , 06 December 2015 - * * * * * · 1,293 views

Afternoon all,

Firstly, many thanks for the kind comments received on the Model Rail article this month. I was really pleased with it and it was good to meet the MR team at Warley last weekend...although CJL was always busy when I tried to speak with him in the short time I was there. I have also picked up a couple of show invites on the back of the arti...


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kyle 2015 - exhibition post mortem and way forward...

Posted by bcnPete , 24 October 2015 - * * * * * · 1,172 views

Good afternoon,

A quick update on last weekend and decisions going forward.

Really enjoyed to exhibit at the Uckfield show last week, the first two day show for KoL...must admit I was knackered at work on Monday - might be better to take the Monday off in future rather than the Friday.

Overall it didn't perform too badly and it received some nice comme...


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kyle 2015: uckfield mrc show 17/18 october 2015

Posted by bcnPete , 11 October 2015 - * * * * * · 1,181 views

Afternoon,

Just a quick entry to highlight that KoL will be appearing at the Uckfield MRC show next weekend 17/18 October 2015 - Details of the show can be found here:

http://www.rmweb.co....h-october-2015/



The support structure has had approximately one metre trimmed from it...


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kyle 2015: short back and sides...

Posted by bcnPete , 18 August 2015 - * * * * * · 1,262 views

Afternoon all,

3 months since last post :O Actually have been suffering the post exhibition dip, loss of mojo and snowed at work...however, am on hols for a couple of weeks now so might try to make some headway. My two boys also want me to progress their 4mm shelf layout too which I promised I would do.

Following the one day exhibition at Burgess Hill I...


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kyle 2015: show...and tell...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 May 2015 - * * * * * · 1,272 views

Evening all,

A resume of the day yesterday where KoL 2015 had its first exhibition since it was flown over as a box file layout in 2010 - same venue BHMRC one day exhibition.

The first show resulted in a number of changes to be made namely, viewing height, lack of lighting, redoing the back-scene, build the station building, build a fiddle yard, more ap...


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kyle 2015: 10 -10 -10

Posted by bcnPete , 15 May 2015 - * * * * * · 996 views

Evening all,

Just a quick update to say that work on the layout has now seized ready for the one day exhibition at BHMRC tomorrow.

Today the layout was erected on its support structure and last minute jobs ranging from works to the front fascia including a few descriptive images and storyboard to the rear fascia track plan diagram with notation for the...






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