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Good and bad news

Posted by Charlie_k in Strive for progress, not perfection., 25 May 2018 - - - - - - · 114 views

The retaining wall is finished bar a few capping stones...

...but it is 2in short of the bridge at the near end. Will need to put in a plain section and hide it behind some trees. There is a patch of waste ground there already. Thanks for looking.

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Two fingers to the lot of you !

Posted by ROSSPOP in ROSSPOP's GWR 7mm Etched Kit Loco Builds, 25 May 2018 - - - - - - · 168 views

Spent all of last evening with two fingers and a thumb in a bowl of ice cubes!!! 
Never, NEVER pick up a soldering iron by the wrong end........... 
 
Told you me eyesight was getting bad........ 
Current modelling progress delayed....... 
John

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Barnum Saloons, Part V

Posted by James Harrison in The GC and Met in OO, 25 May 2018 - - - - - - · 71 views

Well, there was going to be a photo here, but it came out so dark that I think I'll attempt it again later.... 
Anyway, I've been busy.  
Solebars are now fitted (3mm x 2mm plastic I-beam, sanded smooth on one side), and I've started the roof. 20 thou plastic sub-base, then the silhouette-cut roof formers, then some very thin strips of balsa wo...

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43xx part 3 - footplate

Posted by ullypug in Ullypug's tales from the tinking table, 24 May 2018 - * * * * * · 188 views
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After a very enjoyable weekend at Expo EM I've had time this week to get back to the mogul.
This is the current state of play. Footplate and cab done so far. This is made easier by the use of my RSU and I've discovered the technique promoted elsewhere of using slivers of solder, placing these near the join and watching it flow once the foot pedal is depre...

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Delph - Std Class 2 tank - Some further progress

Posted by Dave Holt in Dave Holt's Blog, 24 May 2018 - - - - - - · 142 views

Yes, I have made some progress with the Standard 2 tank, but it seems to be at a glacial rate. Various details have been added but it has also involved re-fitting bits I've managed to knock off (probably not very well attached in the first place) or having to move existing parts that interfered with new, additional items and in a couple of cases, removing...

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Messing Up Sydney Harbour

Posted by Ravenser in Blacklade Artamon Square, 23 May 2018 - - - - - - · 233 views
NSWGR, Australian

This is another of those speculative posts about possible layouts, so here goes.... Not so long ago someone posted a video to Clive Mortimore's layout thread that got a few people going - including me. http://www.rmweb.co....a-to-do/page-66  In short it was a rather eye-opening docume...

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The Long Drag to Garsdale - Forward with the Planning Update

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 22 May 2018 - * * * - - · 165 views

I’ve been involved with our club (the Greater Waikato Railway Modellers) building a loop extention/fiddle yard to compliment our existing one at the opposite side of our exhibition layout. Briefly our DC layout consists of interchangeable and controllable modules that are set to suit the available exhibition space. Primarily it was intended to give more m...

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Van underframes...

Posted by John57sharp in Paint your wagon, 22 May 2018 - * * * - - · 167 views
2FS, BR, Vans

Here’s a progress report in the Association BR van kits build. The first picture shows the peg clamp in use to hold things down while I reattach the overlay that hadn’t quite taken on the first attempt.
 The second shows that my soldering has improved a bit and the bodies in saddle brown for now.
 I have tinned, folded and sweated 8 axlebox et...

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56966 ABERDARE

Posted by davey4270 in Chronicals of Crymlyn 'A shop' , 22 May 2018 - - - - - - · 161 views

One of the Toads for the contract with the Great Western Railway awaits collection outside Crymlyn A Shop.  
​It's made from a PECO kit and has an actual running number from an Aberdare branded Dia AA1 Toad.

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Oxford/Golden Valley Janus repaint

Posted by Ruston in Industrial Railway Workshop, 22 May 2018 - - - - - - · 194 views

The livery is that of the fleet of Yorkshire Engine Co. Janus diesels at the UES Aldwarke works in the mid 1980s to around 2000 and it will be finished with running number 32 from that fleet. 
 
All that remains to be done is the application of the running number on the cabsides and possibly a British Steel logo too.

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Lets get into the layouts

Posted by GKman in Charlies Shunting, 22 May 2018 - - - - - - · 151 views

Well lets get moving and show some progress, eve it is a little.
How i wish to face this point on progress with Charlies Shunting.
It hasn't got very far but all things have to start somewhere.

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Done .......... Thank You HMRS, good decals speedy service !

Posted by Dad-1 in Dad-1's Blog, 20 May 2018 - * * * * * · 197 views

Well I've been away for 3 days, but the postman brought my HMRS decals on Saturday, there
waiting on the floor when we got home this afternoon. Job done - I suppose not really finished as it needs a varnish seal on the decals and a light
weathering.     Modelu rear lamp on. Not an easy kit and as you can read decals have been a r...

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Chelford 2018

Posted by D869 in Hydraulic Heaven, 20 May 2018 - - - - - - · 397 views

Yesterday I took all of my various Hayle related bits and pieces to the Supermeet/Skills day at Chelford. It was a great day but it's fair to say that I was ready for some sleep by the time I got home again. 
 
I got a bunch of my research photos printed by one of the online companies. I hadn't actually realised just how many I'd managed to hoo...

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Fen End Pit - All set up and ready for the Ely Show

Posted by Fen End Pit in Fen End Pit's Blog, 18 May 2018 - - - - - - · 285 views

Thanks to the crew working overtime, and lots of helpful stewards from the Ely club, Fen End Pit got set up in the gym ready for tomorrow. 
 
Hope to see plenty of rmwebber's there, please come and say 'hi' 
David

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Progress: Track and a control panel!

Posted by IanLister in IanLister's Tweed South Bank blog, 17 May 2018 - * * * * * · 306 views

Hi
Time for a long overdue update on the progress on the south bank of the Tweed estuary….I know it’s been a while, but I’ve kept looking at it and thinking, “Not just yet, I’ll just get this bit finished first.” I keep going home and leaving bits and pieces all over the place and then coming back and picking up where I left off and truth to tell it’s not...

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Pre Group wagons for Trench sidings, mainly LNWR

Posted by Norton961 in Norton961's Blog, 17 May 2018 - * * * * * · 282 views

For those that have known me for many years know that I have always had an interest in the LNWR and some years ago I was the newsletter editor for the LNWR Society. I have now decided to have a pregroup period for the layout (freight only!) and have over the past few weeks built 8 LNWR wagons, all from ratio kits. I have also added a few GWR wagons as the...

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New Rail Models 40018 Blue Point Manual Turnout Controller

Posted by Workbench52 in Workbench52's Blog, 16 May 2018 - - - - - - · 243 views
Manual point contro

Hi, at a recent model railway exhibition at Bloxwich in the Midlands one of the exhibitors showed me a "New Rail Models 40018 Blue Point Manual Turnout controller". It seemed just what I was after and I quickly found information about it on the internet. However, after an hour and a half further searching I can't find a UK supplier. So the questions are 1...

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Porters and Barrows

Posted by Mikkel in The Farthing layouts, 16 May 2018 - * * * * * · 346 views
GWR, Figures, Andrew Stadden and 3 more...

These days 4mm modellers have an excellent choice of figures from Model-U, Andrew Stadden and Dart Castings - but there's always room for a bit of tinkering! Here are some porters for Farthing Old Yard, modified and pieced together from various sources. The figures have all been attached to something - e.g. a barrow - as I find this helps "integrate"...

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Information.

Posted by Sandhole in Sandhole's Blog, 16 May 2018 - - - - - - · 94 views

Afternoon from sunny Manchester,
I don't know wether this is a case of Granny and sucking eggs, but I felt I had to post this.
One of the purposes of this superb beast which we all are part of is the free exchange of information. However, there is a fount of information available at most preserved railways. It lives in sheds, dark rooms, coaches a...

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GORDON'S ALIVE?

Posted by Ruston in The Calder Vale Light Railway and Calder Vale Mineral Railway, 15 May 2018 - - - - - - · 405 views

No, not Flash (Aaahhahhh) but Kitson Long Boiler Pannier Tank of 1885 and named after Gordon of Khartoum. 
 
Built from the Judith Edge kit. It's probably far too large a loco for the needs of the CVC&CC but I like the look of these locos and it's my trainset (Well, it will be if I ever get around to building it).



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