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the build, part 1

Posted by Virago496 in Virago's railway, 24 April 2018 - - - - - - · 17 views

the build, part 1 This morning I finished glueing the last bits of track underlay in place bends are all pinned on place and all it needs is fitting, cutting and laying the straights made from flexi track.
Some pins are needed to keep the underlay in shape as it wants to straighten out and the various sections don't always connect seamlessly but I'm hoping to cure that wi...


Another Rubbish Scrap Of Ply

Posted by Dad-1 in Dad-1's Blog, 23 April 2018 - - - - - - · 90 views

My last missive was creating a suitable interior for my Wills greenhouse - nowhere to put it, just
a bit of creative fun.
Move on a few days and when in the garage I uncovered a scrap of ply, slightly mouldy and warped.
It crossed my mind to make up another diorama using the greenhouse and a cottage I'd built out of
plasticard for a club-night 'How I Do I...


Bridge heading to the finish

Posted by Charlie_k in Strive for progress, not perfection., 23 April 2018 - - - - - - · 56 views

I thought today's target was optimistic but got to stop while the ballast dries. Mixed thoughts about the coach now, might act as a bonus storage siding for a few wagons.

Busy day...thanks for looking.


Furness Cattle van and Great Eastern 5 plank

Posted by Furness Wagon in What's new at Furness Wagon Co, 23 April 2018 - - - - - - · 90 views
Furness, Great Eastern, 5 plank and 1 more...

I have just finished building two Great Eastern 5 planks, for a customer and the Prototype of the Furness medium cattle van. Also the furness 2-4-2Ts have had there first coat of red so I will give them another coat this afternoon and finish them off tomorrow. I will post photos once they are finished. 


Little brown vans

Posted by John57sharp in Paint your wagon, 23 April 2018 - - - - - - · 125 views

Little brown vans Working on some 2mm Association kits for standard BR vans, there is a brake van etch in the box too. Having stood in front of the wonderful Canada Street for some time at the Liverpool MR show this weekend, I have a clearer idea about where I want to go with my modelling, and there will be wagons...  
I also have an 08 in the works, more of that in l...


50002 Supurb nearing completion

Posted by The Fatadder in The Fatadder's Modern Workbench, 22 April 2018 - - - - - - · 139 views
50002, 31466

50022 has now been fitted with the majority of transfers, along with a set of Fox nameplates (bought a very long time ago when the loco was still in revised NSE. There are still a couple of jobs left before I can reassemble, the black paint did not work well with the masking tape around the windows, so this needs to be touched in by hand. In order t...


43xx part 1 - chassis with CSB

Posted by ullypug in Ullypug's tales from the tinking table, 22 April 2018 - * * * * * · 170 views

In between lurching from crisis to crisis at work, I've been making progress with the 43xx chassis. Or is that as respite from the crisis at work...
The kit is of Mitchell vintage and must be fairly old since the label on the box has it supplied by Slaters. That's going back a bit. The prototype will be 5311, since I've a very nice photo of it at Wells.


Thumping good afternoon!

Posted by Fen End Pit in Fen End Pit's Blog, 22 April 2018 - - - - - - · 132 views

On Saturday 21st Hastings Diesels tours arranged a tour from Hastings, via London and Cambridge to Ely and King's Lynn. Billed as 'The West Norfolk Wanderer' it was intended that folk would travel to Ely and King's Lynn for a fine day out and included a quick run out and back on the Middleton Towers freight line. My enterprising brother (he has his uses a...


Kyle goes to TOWIE...

Posted by bcnPete in kyle of lochalsh , 22 April 2018 - * * * * * · 270 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...


Tidmouth-Vicarstown Hybrid Plan and Norramby Control Panel

Posted by Knuckles in Knuckles' RWS, P4 & SCC Blog, 22 April 2018 - - - - - - · 72 views
Tidmouth, Vicarstown, Norramby and 4 more...

If anyone can help with the above great, if not no worries.

So what is this massive 00 gauge layout I am building in the loft? I haven't revealed much about how the plan looks, suffice to say I have been planning Knapford Junction and Tidmouth on and off with a thousand revisions since around 2010 due to the lack of space. It is also why I cannot do it...


Sproston - CTC GB special train. (or passengers by the coachload...)

Posted by sigtech in sigtech's Blog, 21 April 2018 - - - - - - · 142 views

Hello Everyone, - this is the first blog entry of the year- so you can see there has been very little to write about in Sproston!.- After a nasty attack of 'lack of modelling mojo' I have completed a long outstanding task painting, installing and detailing two coach loads of passengers. (don't laugh!) This consisted of 35 'little people' from my store, ob...


Lambourn’s new loading gauge

Posted by RichardW1 in Maxstoke, 21 April 2018 - - - - - - · 150 views

Lambourn’s new loading gauge Has now been made. Brass sections, the mast and main beam silver soldered for strength. Paint and planting required.


Verne's Tower - Flying Machine

Posted by snitzl in snitzl's Blog, 21 April 2018 - - - - - - · 186 views
Snitzl, 4mm, Verne

Verne's Tower - Flying Machine As part of Fun Town, I was thinking of modelling a hot air balloon that revolved around the large tower, but in the previous blog on Mike Sharmans vertical boiler steam traverser, Mikkel commented that the traverser was very much in the stye of Jules Verne in appearance. This got me thinking about maybe modelling the hot balloon baised on something Jules...


Ivor gets dirty - RTC Class 08 in n gauge

Posted by jonas in jonas' N gauge Blog, 20 April 2018 - - - - - - · 137 views
Class 08, weathering, n gauge and 5 more...

I’ve recently picked up the old limited edition Class 08 produced for ModelZone a few years back by Farish, 97800 Ivor in its unique RTC livery. It’s a loco that only existed in this livery for a very specific time but it looks smart and I’ve kept my eyes peeled for one at the right price for a while! I’ve given it my usual weathering treatment of...


Dean Goods

Posted by markfsmith3132 in Sutton Dock, 20 April 2018 - - - - - - · 171 views

I have also started on a a Dean Goods. I got on ebay a partly build K's whitemetal kit. I had to dismantle it as nothing was straight. I soon learnt that whitemetal can be easily bent and broken......ah well. In addition, the motor was fried and I had to convert the chassis to EM. At the moment I am working out how to fit a Hilevel gearbox and motor in it...


Soldering on Model Railways Part 1.

Posted by Charlie B in Charlie B's Blog, 20 April 2018 - - - - - - · 39 views
Soldering, soldering points and 2 more...

Regards Charlie


NDHR meet the fleet #2 plus a name for the station

Posted by Pannier Tank Man in Pannier Tank Man's Blog (My First Layout), 19 April 2018 - - - - - - · 111 views

L&YR 2-4-2 Tank 10713 LMS Crimson - This loco was one I was going to get on multiple occasions but either the model shop did not have it in stock or I saw something else to spend my money on at an exhibition. Then last year I went to a local exhibition and saw this at the kernow stand and saw it was at a very reasonable price. The livery on this loc...


1361 at Pantyfynnon Junction.

Posted by davey4270 in Chronicals of Crymlyn 'A shop' , 19 April 2018 - - - - - - · 111 views

The Crymlyn A Shop foreman is pleased, for a change, with the reliability of his locomotives.  Unfortunately everyone else is aware of this and regularly borrow them to help out.
1361 is seen here working an empty goods through Pantyfynnon Junction.  We are not sure of their destination, perhaps they will be exchanged with the LM...


Exhibiting Buchshee

Posted by Sun Street in Sun Street's Blog, 19 April 2018 - - - - - - · 87 views

Well, it is coming to the end.
A group of us have been exhibiting Buchshee on behalf of our club, Redditch MRC ( www. redditch-mrc.com ) since March 14 on a daily basis at the Redditch National Needle Museum (forgemill.org.uk
We have treated it as a social event, taking the hobby out to the public throughout the school holidays.
We have even recruited new...


Finney7 Rover

Posted by Funtleyworks in Funtleyworks' Blog, 18 April 2018 - - - - - - · 203 views

A little more work done. Not happy with the splashers at the rear so will redo them.

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