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Posted by Charlie_k in Strive for progress, not perfection., 20 August 2018 - - - - - - · 57 views

I like to make look functional if possible, so I’ve added a door for vehicle access in a suitable place. Some examples show a sliding panel in front of windows, so I’m going for that. Most of the windows are now in place and all but the roof levels are glues in place. End panel tomorrow, sliding door, roof and corners to cover yet followed by down pipes a...


Clapham Manor Road

Posted by Metman1933 in Factory Junction, 20 August 2018 - - - - - - · 224 views
Clapham Manor Road, NSE, Connex and 2 more...

After being stuck at work, not much has progressed on Clapham Manor Rd. but a breakthrough has occurred with it. The platforms are starting to take shape and I would like some opinions please.  
Many thanks, 


Dean Goods take 2

Posted by Brassey in Brassey's Blog, 19 August 2018 - * * * * * · 181 views
Dean Goods, High Level, GWR and 1 more...

It's been over 6 years since my first blog on the subject so here finally is an update on the Dean Goods situation. 
Two have been seen testing goods trains on my track as I needed tender engines for the job. Both have recently acquired tenders. They are in the fiddle yards awaiting the next task. 
The first, number 2306, features the rods from...


Model shops and work on J20

Posted by Fen End Pit in Fen End Pit's Blog, 19 August 2018 - - - - - - · 166 views

I consider myself to be very lucky to live in a town which still has a shop with a worthwhile model department. Ely is lucky to have City Cycle Centre as it holds a very respectable range of paints, raw materials and tools as well as the usual RTR/RTP models. Also relatively locally a day of shopping with the family usually involves going to Bury St Edmun...


Shades of Green, 2018 Version

Posted by Silver Sidelines in Sixties Snapshots - 00 scale, 19 August 2018 - * * * * * · 157 views
Heljan 47xx, 4705, Heljan 7405 and 4 more...

This Post is made in response to the appearance of Heljan’s latest BR Green 47xx. Heljan’s choice of colours for both the engine green and the lining has evoked a certain amount of correspondence within the railway modelling community. I thought it might be useful to bring together some of my pictures. Some have already been posted elsewhere showing the n...


Making tracks

Posted by milkman matt in milkman matt's Blog, 19 August 2018 - - - - - - · 155 views
Rivet counting, Track laying and 4 more...

Hi folks, remember me?  You know it's been a long time between blog entries when you have to go back and read your own blog just to see where you left off! :scratchhead: I suddenly realised that it has been nearly 8 months since my last entry.  However, it doesn't seem that much has happened in that time so I have had very little to write (prat...


8 - Wiring and controlling double slips

Posted by deepfat in Notes from the loft, 18 August 2018 - * * * * * · 151 views
DCC Concepts, DCC and 2 more...

If you have been following this series you'll know my DCC based loft layout uses Peco 75 Electrofrog points, DCC Concepts Cobalt point motors and Hornby RailMaster for control.  Elelctrofrog double slips are interesting and about £65 to setup (point plus two motors), and in this post I wanted to show you what I did do get one of these working as I w...


Window ledge figure of 8

Posted by YorkshireLad in YorkshireLad's Blog, 18 August 2018 - - - - - - · 138 views

It's been a while since I've updated because I've been finishing the TV unit I started. My livingroom is slowly taking shape like I planned. Here's the TV unit finished
 Today my plan was to get the baseboard sorted for the figure of 8 on my windowsill. It doesn't look very tidy but I'm happy with it because I've done it myself with only a litt...



Posted by markfsmith3132 in Sutton Dock, 18 August 2018 - * * * * * · 156 views

I have finally made some more progress. A while ago I came across this photo of the GWR facility at Poplar Dock and so I thought I would try and recreate it. 
Let me say that I never tried to make an exact copy but to get something similar to the original.  
I also tried using card kits and papers frpm Scalscenes - this was my first att...



Posted by ddoherty958 in Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, 17 August 2018 - - - - - - · 182 views

A test section of ballast has been laid in carndonagh station. I’d like to hear your thoughts! I used woodland senics fine grey ballast and modge podge glue watered down and applied with a spray bottle. Once I get 4 more point motors I’ll ballast the whole section. Comment!


Delph - Std Class 2 tank - Progress at last

Posted by Dave Holt in Dave Holt's Blog, 17 August 2018 - - - - - - · 202 views

Well, it's cooled down somewhat recently and I've finally got down to a bit more modelling after nearly two month hiatus. The final details still outstanding were the lamp irons and fixing the smokebox front.
I actually did the latter a couple of weeks ago during the hot weather and failed to spot that some Araldite has squeezed out and covered some of th...


TPO Modelling for 1998

Posted by The Fatadder in The Fatadder's Modern Workbench, 17 August 2018 - - - - - - · 91 views

A while back I started work on building a TPO rake, as part of my continued efforts to tidy up old half finished projects I have dug it out to finish off.  Research from when I first started on the project gives details for formations:
Penzance > Bristol
NFA, NSA, NTA, NSA(t), NFA, NBA, NBA it doesn't specify what the t signifies o...


Laying Track with Super Elevation.

Posted by Charlie B in Charlie B's Blog, 17 August 2018 - - - - - - · 58 views
Super Elevation, superelevation and 1 more...

I thought that I'd try my hand at Super Elevation. 
Regards Charlie


ICI hoppers and a 4MT

Posted by Barry O in Barry O's Weathering Blog, 16 August 2018 - * * * * * · 114 views
oo, ici, hoppers, weathering and 2 more...

It is always nice to do something different. A set of four ICI bogie hopper wagons for Chapel-en-le-Frith arrived from Nicktoix. Not many colour photos of these so from the one "in service" one I have found...



AA3 Toad conversion to P4

Posted by ullypug in Ullypug's tales from the tinking table, 16 August 2018 - * * * * * · 274 views
p4, Oxford

I was doing a demo at the recent Railwells show and was pleased that I managed to do virtually no modelling. Always the sign of a successful 'demo' weekend.
I did get as far as dismantling an Oxford models AA3 ex GW Toad in BR livery.
Several people pointed out the errors in the model (apart from the chassis being supplied in the wrong scale as the wheels...


Slaters Dean D14 Clerestory

Posted by The Fatadder in Stock for Brent 1947 GWR, 15 August 2018 - * * * * * · 280 views
Coaches, Dean, d14

Today I have been trying to tidy up the workshop today (which has become a total state over the past few months).
As part of this I have been trying to sort out unfinished projects, one of which was the D14 break van needed for my workmans train on Brent. After painting it last year it has sat waiting for final fittings. So today I set about adding t...


Lugsdale Road - A load of old Cobbels - OR - When the Domestic Overlord finds out I'm dead

Posted by paulprice in LUGSDALE Road (LMS), 14 August 2018 - * * * * * · 1,064 views
n gauge finscale, lms and 7 more...

Well this could be my last ever blog update, (I can hear the cheers from here already), because if the Domestic Overlord ever reads this I'm DEAD. Did you read that Mikkel my tragic demise may be imminent and I blame you for all of this, thanks to the encouragement I have managed to get a little modelling time, and I spent it playing with my cobbels....


More pre group wagons for Trench sidings and some WIP.

Posted by Norton961 in Norton961's Blog, 14 August 2018 - - - - - - · 244 views

I have been progressing some more pre group wagons, with these 3 just completed and weathered. I have also repainted and re numbered a Brassmaster G2 that I bought in a few months ago, bringing my fleet of these up to 2. This was the first kit that I and Jim Barnes developed to start the Brassmasters range. I have a prtially built one to complete a...


Latest pictures from the past few weeks

Posted by anroar53 in anroar53's Blog, 14 August 2018 - * * * * * · 267 views

The latest selection of pictures from my little slice of 70s West Coast Main Line 
To the south of Harrow

Racing northwards at Linslade

The Manchester Pullman passes an Inspection Saloon south of Harrow

Southbound Express raises the dust as it passes Harrow & Wealdstone

Peeping over the Hoardings at Harrow

The Widnes to North Wembley B...


D3721. Step 21.

Posted by Mick Bonwick in Mick Bonwick's Blog, 13 August 2018 - - - - - - · 223 views

The oily locations need to be made oily. 
I have used AK Interactive Fresh Engine Oil through the airbrush to add the oily shine to appropriate areas - axle boxes, bodyside filters and chassis areas. The photograph shows the application while still wet - it will lose some of the shine by the time it dries. 

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