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Brake Van Special - Toad B

Posted by Yan in Tredethy Wharf, 21 January 2018 - - - - - - · 24 views
P4, Tredethy Wharf, Brake van

To add a little variation to the rake of brake vans for the Brake Van Special, I decided to dig out a Parkside's kit of a Toad B. I believe that some lasted into the 1960s in their original state so thought one might have found its way down to Cornwall. This is probably unlikely but as a Toad E was used on the Wenfordbridge Branch it might have happened.....


Sunday tv (2)

Posted by rockershovel in rockershovel's Blog, 21 January 2018 - - - - - - · 24 views

Saw the trailer for “Biggest Little Railway”. Still feeling mellow after three episodes of Onedin Line followed by gammon and veg for dinner, opted for a hour in the garage and a soak in the bath while the wife watched Call The Midwife..


Western Region Blue Pullman - test running of complete rake

Posted by Barry Ten in Barry Ten's Blog, 21 January 2018 - * * * * * · 43 views

I've posted a few updates on my Blue Pullman project over the last couple of years, but I really thought I ought to get my a*se in gear and finish the thing! One of the sticking points (other than the boredom and laziness instilled by a very repetitive, drawn-out project) was a lack of suitable decals, but on a recent ebay search I found that suitable Bri...


Hornby Pendolino Problems

Posted by drew13 in drew13's Blog, 21 January 2018 - - - - - - · 52 views
Hornby Pendolino

ok so im new to the hobby and i like to get my hands dirty. i recently bought the RTR Hornby Virgin alstrom Pendolino set. i was really impressed with the set when i opened it and couldnt wait to use it. but i soon noticed that the drive loco would derail alot. i got frustrated and put it away. but i had a thought, why not work out the problem and fix it...


Cheddar P4 - another board wired

Posted by ullypug in The Strawberry Line, 21 January 2018 - * * * * * · 91 views

Nothing particularly exciting to write home about, but the next board has been wired up in fairly short order. Only logical as there were no points and as I'm getting towards the end I'm running out of things to have wire up!
The good news is that just leaves one to go. Then I can start assembling things and testing in earnest.
I'd discovered since I buil...


All Change at Chadwick TMD

Posted by Charlie B in Charlie B's Blog, 21 January 2018 - - - - - - · 47 views

All Change at Chadwick TMD After much contemplation, I've decided to revamp my small exhibition layout and build a larger tail-chaser at home, any advice is welcomed. 
Regards Charlie


Fen End Pit - Tipping Dock

Posted by Fen End Pit in Fen End Pit's Blog, 20 January 2018 - * * * * * · 138 views

Progress on the works end of Fen End Pit continues and one of the last features to reinstate was the tipping dock and mechanism. Where we previously had a much larger concrete pad which the conveyor magically sprung from (how anyone ever did maintenance on the bottom end of it was a mystery) we now have a much smaller concrete area and some rust plate doo...


Problems with valences.

Posted by Dave John in Kelvinbank, a Caledonian Railway project., 20 January 2018 - * * * * * · 151 views

I have been looking at valences. Why ? Well, I have got on a bit with constructing the platform buildings. The roof would have ended about an inch or so over the ogee cast gutter. Between the gutter and the end of the roof supporting girders would be the valence. So in order to get the roof overhang right I need to know how thick the valences are going to...


The Long Drag to Garsdale – South End Baseboard Module One

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 20 January 2018 - - - - - - · 160 views

Having built bridge 115 and before contemplating undertaking the construction of Dandy Mire viaduct, a start on the baseboard modules needs to be started. This is so I can prefit the bridge for the station approach and the stepped railway cottages to suit the diorama needed for future development. Having read horror stories about baseboard warping an...


Vacuum cleaner and hot air gun - the saga continues

Posted by whart57 in Fact and fiction in the railway room, 19 January 2018 - - - - - - · 182 views

Another short progress report. 
I have determined that 15thou Plastikard gives the best results, 10 thou thickness is too prone to blowing through before the full shape is taken up. I have also learned not to panic while using the hot air gun. What happens is that the Plastikard first bubbles and deforms, then it flattens out again. If you keep apply...


More centenarys

Posted by The Fatadder in Stock for Brent 1947 GWR, 18 January 2018 - - - - - - · 370 views

Last night saw further work on the Centenaries, which are now rapidly approaching priming.  The first task was to fill the joint between the doors and sides with a couple of applications of Squadron White Putty.  Attention then moved to the ends of the Restaurant pair. Unfortunately when working with the sides I based the conversion on minimisi...


The End.

Posted by Pugsley in Bisley Junction, 17 January 2018 - - - - - - · 319 views

In the immortal words of Jim Morrison:
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end. I'm never going to complete this layout - I've lost enthusiasm for modelling in general and 4mm scale in particular. If anyone is interested in buying an EM layout that is virtually complete track-wise, ne...


Locos for sale on Ebay currently

Posted by DBC90024 in Johnson Street locos for sale, 17 January 2018 - * - - - - · 339 views
class 66, class 86, class 90

Below is a list of locos I currently have for sale on ebay  Class 66s  
I currently have two Class 66s for sale on ebay. One is in Freightliner Green and the other is in Powerhaul. Both are DCC ready The standard green one is immaculate, the Powerhaul one has been reliveried professionally. Bachmann DCC ready Class 66 Freightliner


Another show survived.

Posted by KH1 in Up the Line - 1918, 16 January 2018 - * * * * * · 262 views

Another show survived. Am now not feeling too guilty about missing the gym a couple of times last week as this weekends exertions at Stevenage have more than made up for it. Unlike the gym I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it one of the best shows I have been to for quality of exhibits, traders, organisation and visitors! A huge big thank you to Andy, David and Michael for al...


GWR Armstrong

Posted by Funtleyworks in Funtleyworks' Blog, 16 January 2018 - * * * * * · 624 views

Apologies for no updates lately but hopefully the following pics will satisfy!!


Dapol oo gauge class 73 poor running

Posted by GBRF in GBRF's Blog, 15 January 2018 - - - - - - · 154 views

Can anybody help with what I need to do to get this oo gauge Dapol class 73 to run properly?! Its DCC sound, and its spent 20 mins running on a wheel cleaner but still runs badly. Help please!!!


Traffic and Traction, June 2012

Posted by 47137 in Shelf Island (British H0 and H0n2.5), 15 January 2018 - - - - - - · 134 views

At last, I feel I have gathered up enough rolling stock to turn my project from being a 'railway layout' into a 'model railway'. There are links to some of these models (and more) in the side bar. "June, 2012"  Local freight services are short, to let the engines cope with island's gradients. The railway uses its class 11 and class 33 diesel loc...


A rant - Where's the stock? And why the hefty price tag?

Posted by Stevethomas6444 in Stevethomas6444's modelling blog., 15 January 2018 - - - - - - · 252 views

Bachmann & Hornby have recently announced new models as they do every year. Some announced models aren't to everyone's taste and this year there's nothing much to appeal to me, that's personal taste. Can't please everyone at the same time, it's as simple as that.  My biggest criticism towards Bachmann has always been that from announcement of a s...


GCR Class 18 Converted, Part I

Posted by James Harrison in The GC and Met in OO, 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 330 views

Onwards, now, to a new project, and I've chosen to model a Class 18 converted. 
Photograph from the RCTS LNER locos books.  
These are quite interesting engines which started life as 0-6-0 tender locos in the 1880s and were converted to tank engines in the early 1900s....


Deathsteam Pacific Mashup

Posted by Mad McCann in The Alba Blog , 14 January 2018 - * * * * * · 251 views
RTR upgrade

Deathsteam Pacific Mashup Having decided that life is far too short be be spending it all on converting RTR stock to EM, I’ve reverted to ‘narrow’ gauge and have experienced an immediate mojo surge!
This has meant tackling lots of projects waiting in the queue for up to seven years! Anyway, I have a dismembered Hornby Britannia that has been hanging around the workshop in a f...

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