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A stair in place...... at last.

Posted by Dave John in Kelvinbank, a Caledonian Railway project., 20 July 2018 - * * * * * · 73 views

I was getting a bit worried. Sooner or later someone with a valid ticket and a train to catch was going to try and jump out of the station building and land with a bit of a splat on the platform.

It has taken a bit of time but thats the stairs in a fairly completed state. Might need a bit of adjustment where it meets the station and platform buildings...


Welsh Wanders

Posted by Huggy in Huggy's Blog, 20 July 2018 - - - - - - · 76 views

Welsh Wanders Been a busy period with one thing and another, so not much to report modelling wise. However, a weeks holiday in Prestatyn gave a boost to getting back on it, not ;east because we had a couple of nice walks along the course of two famous North Wales branch lines. If you have a week or two up that way, the walk up the course of the Dyserth branch from Pre...


Lugsdale Road - Electrocuting Frogs - OR - Wiring Woes

Posted by paulprice in LUGSDALE Road (LMS), 19 July 2018 - - - - - - · 295 views
n gauge, lms, electrofrogs and 3 more...

Well despite MetrOLands very generous help on my last post, I am still having problems thinking about how I will wire the layout, I knew that Electro-frogs would be a little harder than my usual Insul-frog points but who would have thought it would be this hard? :) So any ideas, I have managed to scribble down the track plan, unless it changes again,...


LNER P2 2003 Lord President Part 6

Posted by Norton Wood in Norton Wood's Modeling, 19 July 2018 - - - - - - · 165 views
LNER, P2, 2003, Lord President

   Have to admit the LNER really did make some of the best-looking locomotives on the planet, even though they were known for a lack of money they could make the other companies fall behind. I do find that the LNER was the most modern and forward-looking railway in the terms of its advertisement and loco building. But enough of that, time for y...


The Circle Line

Posted by Maurice Hopper in Maurice's Blog, 19 July 2018 - - - - - - · 187 views

These pictures might interest and intrigue .... 
More details later..... but the pictures would seem to be fairly self explanatory. 
Any likeness in the second picture to a creatively curved block of flats or the Guggenheim Museum in New York is purely coincidental. 


D3721. Step 8.

Posted by Mick Bonwick in Mick Bonwick's Blog, 18 July 2018 - - - - - - · 150 views

The frame dirt has now been airbrushed onto the frames as well, taking some care not to get overspray onto the body. This is not critical, but it helps to keep extra work to a minimum if I decide to spray the bodywork a significantly different shade of filth. With the locomotive upside down in the cradle, it is quite easy to ensure that the underneath of...


Bristol Barrow Road - Laying Storage Sidings

Posted by barrowroad in barrowroad's Blog, 17 July 2018 - - - - - - · 254 views

Just a quick update on the storage sidings. The total of turnouts built is now 11 with ten now fixed in position in the storage sidings and three of the sidings laid.
The turnouts are all constructed using 1.6mm thick double sided copper clad sleepers whilst the sidings are K&L and C&L lengths of flexitrack board joints strengthened using copper c...


It is a hobby - It is not a punishment - I am enjoying it!

Posted by KH1 in Up the Line - 1918, 16 July 2018 - * * * * * · 289 views

This became my mantra for the past three days at Tracks to the Trenches 3. An exceedingly hot train shed as accommodation and an awful lot to do by mostly by myself. Not entirely by myself though so thanks must go to Richard, Simon (when he was not playing with the real thing), and the Pont du Ferme boys. 
Heat led to some electrical difficulties but...


Test track baseboard setup pt4

Posted by Harlequin in Harlequin's Blog, 16 July 2018 - - - - - - · 138 views
Roundy round, open frame, ply and 1 more...

I glued a ply top to the central baseboard frame at the weekend. That was rather stressful because it was very hot and I had to get glue onto the top edges of the frame and all the ribs and spines as quickly as possible before dropping the big 1440*720 piece of ply precisely on top. In fact I ended up just gluing strategic points and the surface board did...


Kaydees in the UK

Posted by Firecracker in From the bench of the Firecracker, 15 July 2018 - - - - - - · 195 views

Right. Having returned to the hobby(blame a younger cousin, it’s all his fault), I’ve started a layout topic (http://www.rmweb.co....served-railway/ ) and here’s some of the other adventures that didn’t fit in there.  So, my methods of fitting kaydees to UK wagons (note, these are not the ‘correct’...


Improving Model Railway Landscape

Posted by Charlie B in Charlie B's Blog, 15 July 2018 - - - - - - · 114 views
Landscape, hills, cuttings and 2 more...

Regards Charlie


Sproston - o.k just one more then...

Posted by sigtech in sigtech's Blog, 14 July 2018 - - - - - - · 215 views

Hello again, having said that the Gresley BG was to be the LAST item of rolling stock purchased for the branch, I have a confession to make, I lied...! - Though not intentionally, as this has come about by carefully checking rolling stock and their couplings, - I found a spare Brian Kirby type hook fitted where it was not really needed ( on the driving en...


5 - PowerBase

Posted by deepfat in Notes from the loft, 14 July 2018 - - - - - - · 185 views
dcc concepts

It's been a while but I mentioned last time that I am using the shallowest 2% inclines from Woodland Scenics but even so I am worried that this will limit how long the rakes of coaches that can be pulled up this relatively steep gradient. So I did a test with my trusty Terrier which fitted with a DCC Concepts Zen decoder and with added lead in any spare...


60008 Dwight D Eisenhower Poster

Posted by Hull Paragon in Hull Paragon's Blog, 14 July 2018 - - - - - - · 195 views
A4, poster, picture, photo, 60008

60008 Dwight D Eisenhower Poster Many years ago I bought a picture of 60008 from (I think) the NYMR. It was in the form of a table mat....sealed in a plastic envelope and cost almost nothing. When I got it home, I decided to frame it and it has hung on my wall ever since. Unfortunately, the colours have now faded and the picture is almost ruined. 
This is the only copy I have found...


The Long Drag to Garsdale – I Talk to the Trees

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 13 July 2018 - * * * * * · 470 views

Well not exactly but very close! A while back, (well ages ago) I started to test out Luke Towan’s method of making wire trees. That was until I was 3 way point obsessed, but now having reviewed where I was up to I needed finish the trees so that they are ready to complete the Garsdale diorama. I started with a rough sketch to map the aerial view of their...


43xx - Part 6 Tender

Posted by ullypug in Ullypug's tales from the tinking table, 12 July 2018 - * * * * * · 299 views

With the loco virtually finished, I've set about making a tender to go with it. This is a Mitchell 3500 gallon one, pretty much made up as per the instructions. Wheels are Ultrascale.
The front two axles are meant to be compensated but the instructions noted that the compensation beam could be omitted if you wanted to have the tender weight bearing on the...


Cheddar P4 - July 2018 update

Posted by ullypug in The Strawberry Line, 12 July 2018 - * * * * * · 370 views
p4, cheddar valley

With the work on the 43xx almost done and some unexpected time at home, I've been working on the layout again.
Since the last entry, I've painted the previous landscaping along what will be the back of the layout.

This week I've removed and turned round the 3 boards nearest Axbridge so I can make the landscape formers and apply paper mâché as previously...


Visitors, and more visitors.......and a signal

Posted by IanLister in IanLister's Tweed South Bank blog, 12 July 2018 - * * * * * · 271 views

Things are progressing steadily at Spittal. The summer and hot weather often results in a slowdown in activity for a lot of us; holidays, barbecues, family commitments and possibly a little heat-induced lethargy……..I’ve found the answer to the latter. Spittal is being built in a converted farm building with 3 foot thick stone walls, and though it’s so...


Platform alteration #2 - adding a bay

Posted by Barry Ten in Barry Ten's Blog, 11 July 2018 - * * * * * · 307 views

As mentioned in the previous thrilling entry, I thought I'd add a bay platform to the layout. Once the new point was in, I laid some track in a temporary formation and then went through a process of cutting a recess
in the old platform and gradually trimming and adjusting both the platform and the track curvature, until I felt that things were

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