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TTA wagon weathering

Posted by crazynitwit in llaniniog., 19 October 2017 - - - - - - · 97 views

Just finished upgrading a Hornby TTA wagon. Looking quite good now.


Delph - Jubilee weathered

Posted by Dave Holt in Dave Holt's Blog, 19 October 2017 - - - - - - · 125 views

My Jubilee, 45701, Conqueror, has now been weathered by friend, David Clarke, ready for me to finish off. Cab glazing, crew and DCC chip to be fitted, the tender coaled up and the cab roof fixed. For some reason I haven't yet identified, it has developed an intermittent short when running forward which it didn't have previously. A quick check of loco brak...


Setbacks and Progress

Posted by RedgateModels in Summat Colliery, 19 October 2017 - - - - - - · 135 views

OK, safe to say my first attempt at the steam pipework for Yellow Peril didn't go to plan last night! 
drilled the 0.5mm hole (only one broken drill) and soldered the 0.45mm wire in place. Started forming the copper wire to shape and the thing snapped where the 0.5mm hole was drilled :( 
I've started again this time shaping the 1mm wire first bu...


Garsdale Railway Stepped Workers Cottages: Windows and Slate Tiles

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 19 October 2017 - * * * * * · 122 views

As before these are pre cut using Evergreen#103/122 styrene strips for the window sides and rails. Working through all 47 windows takes time and certainly patience, so to break the repetition another one was started! Same thing but different.
The window assemblies did take time but I thought it was worth it as these workers cottages at Garsdale Head are,...


Some viaduct pictures

Posted by Dave John in Kelvinbank, a Caledonian Railway project., 18 October 2017 - * * * * * · 174 views

Time for a bit of playing. I have been working on getting couplings sorted out but it does strain the eyes so a bit of scenic messing about around the viaduct makes a pleasant change.

Taking pics doesn’t half show up all the rough bits that need a second or third going over. Its also a bit difficult to get a picture of, really how do you get nine feet...


West Coast train

Posted by Geneng in Geneng's Blog, 18 October 2017 - - - - - - · 118 views

Just upgraded my West Coast Class 33 as support for my West Coast Class 5. I had fitted a Hornby decoder but have now fitted a Loksound. Took a few trial and error circles of my loop to program the right speed, acceleration, deceleration but managed it.


A place to hold some bits

Posted by Scottish Modeller in Scottish Modeller's Blog, 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 280 views



1950's Darlington Delights

Posted by 46444 in 46444's Blog, 16 October 2017 - * * * * * · 236 views

The railways around Cleveland and Darlington hold a certain fascination and here are two 1950's Darlington 51A allocated locos. 
Firstly 46472 which started life as a cheap unused LMS version from eBay. The factory printed lettering was removed from the tender/cab sides with the aid of enamel thinners and gently rubbing with a cotton bud. 


Re-Points 4

Posted by Echo in Porthettick, 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 191 views

Following Mike's comments I have curved the main line round more to allow a view for spectators into the depths of the station 
I found a very early photo of an Eastern Counties Rly 2-2-2 tank. I am pretty sure that it is next to the real loco siding at Blackwall - just the other side of the overbridge to the station. I have done a mirror ima...


I've bought one at last !

Posted by Dad-1 in Dad-1's Blog, 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 218 views

Back around 2010 I started a small roundy-roundy layout in the garage. It's rather neglected as far as working on it
is concerned, but frequently used for running-in and although it uses some 1st radius curves my liking of small tank
engines means it usually works O.K.
Now my local buddy is a 'petrol head' and for the last 4 years has been pointing out my...


TNBB: The Sequel - The Shack's Famous Ancestor Part 1

Posted by toboldlygo in TBG - Bulleid Nutters New Blog, 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 170 views

I did promise these - the Shackleton's final photo's...                 And now on with the next big build - the Avro Lancaster B.I (F.E) Another of Airfix's New Tooling's and my first Lanc in over 35 years and compared to the Shack, she's proving to be quite a straight forward build..     ...


Bristol Barrow Road - Wiring the layout

Posted by barrowroad in barrowroad's Blog, 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 261 views

Since July, modelling time has been allocated to wiring the layout. The scenic section of the layout consists of boards numbered 1 to 9 and these are the ones I am focused on at present.
This part of the layout is divided into a number of power zones - 1 and 2 the UP and DOWN main lines. Zone 5 the sidings alongside the shed; Zone 6 & 7 divide the mai...


Joined-Up Thinking (using N gauge couplers on early stock)

Posted by Ian Simpson in Modelling the 1840s in HO, 15 October 2017 - * * * * * · 294 views
1840, couplers, British HO

Joined-Up Thinking (using N gauge couplers on early stock) Working couplers can be a problem for early stock, as most commercial couplers are designed for the larger vehicles that developed later in the 19th century. Funnily enough, deciding on a coupler was one of the biggest challenges I found when I started modelling the 1840s, which is why I thought a separate post on the subject might be useful. Most Br...


First exhibition for Ventnor West

Posted by ChrisG in Ventnor West in 4mm scale/OO, 15 October 2017 - * * * * * · 197 views
Ventnor West, IOW, Merstone

First exhibition for Ventnor West Well, we made it to the Farnham and District MRC show on 14th & 15th October. Things went pretty well. There were some electrical problems which were hard to track down but turned out to be failures with proprietary connectors rather than poor quality work on our part! Re-assuring in a way, but we could have done without them. A last minute effort to...


a SMALLER Challenge (2) - let construction commence!

Posted by scanman in a SMALLER Challenge..., 15 October 2017 - - - - - - · 236 views
Floormate, 2mmSA, Gorilla Glue

a SMALLER Challenge (2) - let construction commence! First - the image that started it all... 
presented by kind permission of the artist. The barge in the lock is the afore-mentioned 'Unity' and, as can be seen, is a 'wide barge'. She spent her working life plying the 'K&A' between Reading and Bristol carrying carbouys of acid... 
So on with construction. As previous blogs and othe...


progress made

Posted by nigelb in Nigel North British ramblings, 14 October 2017 - - - - - - · 222 views

Made a fair bit of progress. the plunger pickups are fitted fully with a blob of araldite.  the powerd part of the chassis goes together very well and with the slaters squares axle ends make quartering simple and effective.
one thing i would like to see in the instructions are more images ( i am going to send some off to add )
I have fou...


Guide Bridge

Posted by JoshHamilton99 in Guide Bridge, 14 October 2017 - - - - - - · 174 views
Guide Bridge, Woodhead, 1963 and 3 more...

Guide Bridge Guide Bridge Station and stabling point in OO gauge. Set in 1963 over 14' x 4'. The layout will also include part of Brookside Sidings. Any additional photos or info would be greatly appreciated!


New workbench at university

Posted by TurboSnail in TurboSnail's Blog, 14 October 2017 - - - - - - · 217 views

Taking a layout to university with you is not practical, even if it's only a shunting plank. So I'll have to think of other modelling projects to get on with until Christmas. Maybe I can get one or two of the many side projects done... 
I have a tiny room here, so guess I'm fortunate that most of it is taken up by desk space, which was clearly intend...


A bit of LMS fun on GWR metals........

Posted by ROSSPOP in Rosspop`s 7mm LMS loco builds, 14 October 2017 - - - - - - · 137 views

Having built them all, it was time to test them and the trackwork which has been left `fallow` for a couple of years.  
All my locos have Digitrains sound files and the mooing is the Lemaco point motors I have used as my units are only 21/2 inches deep and they are the lowest in height I could think of.......  


1338 on show.

Posted by davey4270 in Chronicals of Crymlyn 'A shop' , 13 October 2017 - - - - - - · 153 views

It’s been a quiet week here at Crymlyn A Shop.  Work has stopped on locomotive 1140 due to a late delivery of brake components.
Percy Verence and Owen the spanner have failed to construct the water tank.  It has been sent to outside contractor MINERVA Manufacturing Railway Company for assembly.
The foreman has been testing a new turntable....

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