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Brafferton @ Shipley 2012 The Video

Posted by Tony Simms , in General 13 September 2012 - * * * * - · 1,004 views

Not likely to win any Oscars:


Shipley 2012

Posted by Tony Simms , in General 10 September 2012 - * * * * * · 857 views

A most enjoyable weekend in the wilds of West Yorkshire. Shipley is a lovely little show, a good handful of excellent layouts and a satisfying range of traders. Topped off with a Chilli chez Sissling on Friday and a Curry with Ed, Sue, Mick and Yvonne on Saturday night, we really did have a good time. A few pics (on camera phone; bit duff, sorry), with some...


ORMESBY HALL - I'm Going Slightly Mad

Posted by Tony Simms , in General 30 July 2012 - - - - - - · 871 views

A very nice gentleman rang the other day to invite me to the show held at Ormesby Hall. I took his details to check the date and ring back.

The piece of paper (the back of a letter from my son's school) subsequently went into the recycling unactioned. Sorry!!

If the nice chap, or anyone who knows him, reads this, I am interested and can make...


No Weigh Back

Posted by Tony Simms , in Scenic, General 25 March 2012 - * * * * * · 901 views

Well! A thoroughly enjoyable time was had at Nottingham. Thanks to the show organisers for all their hard work; I don't envy them at all.

Although Brafferton didn't thoroughly disgrace itself, I have come back with quite a to-do list. There are some fairly substantial tweaks required in the trackwork, especially in the yard area to ensure that...


Downtime and the Past

Posted by Tony Simms , in General 15 November 2011 - * * * - - · 928 views

Little progress on Brafferton right now. :(

Most of the house is now boxed up with an impending move in a week or so's time. I just hope that the layout makes the move unscathed; it is all packed down into it's carrying cradles, but there is the matter of a week in storage between leaving house #1 and arriving at house #2. Fingers crossed.



Putting a foot in it

Posted by Tony Simms , in Technical, General 26 October 2011 - - - - - - · 520 views

Work continues apace (well continues, we'll leave it at that) on the lighting gantry.

I needed some system to fix the five pieces together. When we were constructing the baseboards, Edward came up with some bolts with large knurled plastic knobs on. These screw by hand to a captive nut on the next baseboard and give a solid connection without the need for...


A Grand Day Out - The Platform For Further Progress

Posted by Tony Simms , in Scenic, General 14 June 2011 - - - - - - · 1,053 views

As others have previously posted, last weekend was Expo 2mm; a lower key event than last year's Golden Jubilee Expo, but an excellent day nevertheless. The big advantage of these days is getting to see members from across the country, old friends and new alike and have a good chat about all things 2mm in a relaxed environment.

I especially enjoyed...


Chocks Away!

Posted by Tony Simms , in General, Motive Power 30 September 2010 - - - - - - · 361 views
yes, 90125
The layout was dismantled today ready for showing at the AGM on Saturday. Prior to this, however, I did receive the reprofiled wheels for my Cl24 from Gordon Solloway; thanks Gordon!

The loco was reassembled and had a good couple of hours just circuiting Brafferton with two coaches in tow. Despite still having Rapido couplings, this train can now run...


A New Home

Posted by Tony Simms , in General 02 August 2010 - - - - - - · 302 views

No, not for me. For my blog.

I've decided to move my missives on building Brafferton here.

Previous wafflings can be found here: 2mm NEAG

Hopefully I'll keep it up to date and keep the layout moving forward.

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