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Hornby H Class (again)

Posted by TurboSnail in TurboSnail's Blog, 24 February 2018 - - - - - - · 23 views

Time to have another go at getting a H class in SECR livery, now the Hornby collectors club has the Bluebell one available. The H is one of the ideal motive power options for my Kent branch line based shunting plank. I tried to get 308 when it first came out, but Hornby short-changed the place I'd ordered it from, so my order got cancelled - I've been mon...


Pen-Gos Model Railway

Posted by randa2007 in randa2007's Blog, 23 February 2018 - - - - - - · 55 views

Hi everyone. Some of you may know Pen-Gos from BRM and Model Rail Scotland where it was 3rd best in show a couple of years back.
Pen-Gos, from old Cornish means "at the end of the woods" is a 00 gauge model based in Cornwall in 1970/71. The terminus station can hold 3 6 coach trains and the bay platform 2. Alongside the station is a small stabling point....


Troublesome Trucks

Posted by Ravenser in On Ravensers Bookcase, 23 February 2018 - - - - - - · 101 views
Boxfile, Steam Wagons and 1 more...

When I built the tea-tray in which to mount the Boxfile, I had the naïve idea that replacing the damaged track and sorting out the track joints between the two files would solve all the 'file's running problems. Unfortunately what it actually revealed was that there were problems with the stock. A replacement Tenshodo rejuvenated the Y3, a little run...


DCC iring, is it just two wires?

Posted by Charlie B in Charlie B's Blog, 23 February 2018 - - - - - - · 58 views
DCC, Chadwick TMD, Digitrax

Here's a new video explaining my layout's wiring. Regards Charlie 
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London & Greenwich Railway - Royal William - Pt .1

Posted by 5&9Models in 5&9Models' Blog, 23 February 2018 - * * * * * · 131 views

London & Greenwich Railway - Royal William – Part One  
The London & Greenwich Railway opened for traffic in 1836. Built on approximately four miles of brick arched viaduct, it was the first Railway to serve the Capital. Royal William was L&G No.1, built by Charles Tayleur & Company to Stephenson’s ‘Planet’ design. Although there is...


LNER Rebuilt W1 Hush Hush Part 2

Posted by Norton Wood in Norton Wood's Modeling, 23 February 2018 - - - - - - · 141 views

At the time of writing, yesterday 22nd of February 2018 I was lucky enough to see Oliver Cromwell sadly limp her way into Norwich on her final run on her old Stomping Grounds from London Liverpool St to Norwich Thorpe. However, I was lucky to spend a good amount of time watching and photographing her...Photo's below. NOW to business, Once the Ki...


New arrival - Dean Goods 2516

Posted by SimonMW in Pen y Coed, 22 February 2018 - - - - - - · 122 views

There has been quite a bit of discussion on the Oxford Rail Dean Goods on fora across the interwebs (understatement of the day), but I have bitten the bullet... and ordered 3 :senile: :
Locomotion / NRM 2516
Oxford Rail 2309 (lined green)
Oxford Rail 2475 (plain green)

It will be interesting to compare them all - particularly 2309 which has been the sub...


Class 117 dmu

Posted by Barry Ten in Barry Ten's Blog, 22 February 2018 - - - - - - · 142 views

If there's a theme to some of my recent RMweb activities - the Blue Pullman, the Patriot, the FFA/FGA container wagons - it's that each was a project started at least ten years ago, and well before Bachmann announced their equivalent RTR model. Another case in point is this Class 117 DMU, which is another prototype that Bachmann have in their pipeline (al...


A good day...despite the door!

Posted by IanLister in IanLister's Tweed South Bank blog, 22 February 2018 - - - - - - · 182 views

So, you wait 3 months for a blog entry and then 2 come at once……..I seem to remember buses like that. Yesterday was such a lovely day up here in North Northumberland; so calm it was almost windless and a clear blue sky. Just the day for a long dog walk on the beach or a walk up into the Cheviots? Actually it was perfect for going to the workshop, get...


The basics of Digitrax BD4 Block occupancy detector

Posted by Lancs_fus in DigitraxDad's DCC Dilemas, 21 February 2018 - - - - - - · 97 views
Digitrax, BD4, Loconet, DCS50 and 1 more...

This time we set up a BD4 with a Digitrax DCS50 Zephyr command station and compare resistor values for occupancy detection. 


Part 46: Finally some layout building!

Posted by M Graff in The M-K & Eastern RR, 20 February 2018 - * * * * * · 158 views

Finally some progress!
I've actually managed to clear out the space for the layout.
The room as it looked...
https://farm5.static...5f35b3734_c.jpg  Insulation and moisture barrier installed.
https://farm5.static...a03f99a93_c.jpg  Sheetrock... We all love to do some sheetrock and mud and sandi...


KFA Continued.....Making the Log loads

Posted by cooley_boy in When You Don't Like What You See....Make it Yourself, 20 February 2018 - * * * * * · 139 views
KFA, timber, modern image, colas and 4 more...

With all the KFA wagons now finally weathered it is time to make a start on the Timber loads.

Now near where I live there is a tree species of which the bark on it branches, particularly on the outer ends, looks like pine bark.
So I went out and found one with some dead branches on it. Collecting the dead branches are far easier and doesn't hurt t...


Finney7 LSWR T3

Posted by Funtleyworks in Funtleyworks' Blog, 19 February 2018 - * * * * * · 279 views

So, apologies if you were expecting lots updates but I have found it takes a lot of effort which I would rather spend on building! lol! So here is some pics of the T3 now.


Finally in place...

Posted by Charlie_k in Strive for progress, not perfection., 19 February 2018 - - - - - - · 97 views

Got fired up after visiting the Ebor model railway group show at the weekend. Well done to all involved.  
Tonight I spent 10 minutes going on 2 hours repairing one of the leds on a buffer and putting terminal blocks on to some veroboard for extra leds if I want them. Just need to drill a hole through the back scene and screw in when needed. What a d...


more 12" = 1' , it seems...

Posted by rockershovel in rockershovel's Blog, 19 February 2018 - - - - - - · 96 views

people have definitely woken up after Xmas, now. The phone has been ringing all over the place and I've just picked up a couple of months' work in 12' = 1' scale, Quality Engineer for platform doors on the CrossRail project. It's only a short job, closing out at the end of the project as the original team move on - but I don't doubt that it will be very b...


March BRM

Posted by Black5 in Black5's Blog, 19 February 2018 - - - - - - · 85 views

Just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to read the article by Tony Wright on David Jenkinson in the latest edition of the BRM magazine.
Those of us of a certain age would remember the name very well. My very first attempt at scratchbuiding was two twelve wheel LMS sleeping cars following construction tecniques he described in a series of articles in t...


6810 Blakemere Grange at 82G

Posted by davey4270 in Chronicals of Crymlyn 'A shop' , 19 February 2018 - - - - - - · 167 views

The Foreman at Crymlyn A Shop is concerned that one of his locomotives is missing. 
It was sent to Swindon for overhaul and went missing on it's return!  
6810 Blakemere Grange is seen here on the turntable at 82G.  
Perhaps the 82G foreman has commandeered it for some work.  


Loads More

Posted by KH1 in Up the Line - 1918, 18 February 2018 - * * * * * · 162 views

Loads More Am afraid that this is still a bit of a work in progress which I was hoping to have finished this week but you know how things go...... 
Am continuing on my quest to get better loads for my wagons and more importantly complete loads for each one. As always I believe using pictures of what actually happened is the best policy so sorted out a few mainl...


The Long Drag to Garsdale – Landscaping Baseboard Module One Pt 2

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 18 February 2018 - - - - - - · 480 views

The railway cottages block retaining wall to the Carlisle down line platform above has been an interesting undertaking due to correlating the Google earth image with the few others taken at ground level. It also affected the position of the rail side cottages to include the access road and enable a better baseboard/diorama joint for the next adjoining mod...


Two Flat Out Terriers - OR - Fiddling with Some roofs

Posted by paulprice in LUGSDALE Road (LMS), 18 February 2018 - * * * * * · 751 views
n gauge finescale, lms terminus and 6 more...

The last few weeks have been what could be called manic to say the least, the strange thing is you can always seem to find extra hours to spend at work, but you can never find hours to spend on modelling. As a result modelling time has been like a Midget Drug Dealer, in Very Short Supply, anyway I digress as a n LMS fan I managed to find a prototype...

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