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00 lockdown modelling on a budget!

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9. A Touch of History

YouTube   It’s a wonderful thing. I stumbled upon this 8mm cinefilm home video from the 60’s, just as the Clevedon branch’s working life was drawing to a close.     This line is the inspiration for my layout, and I am trying to distill the general feel of it while giving it my own twist. (I wasn’t around to see the real thing, after all!)   1:30 > 2:15 in this video is all footage of the real Kingston Bridge, 5 minutes walk from my childhood home.

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8. Grass-ias

Static Grass. Is now all over the flat... I’m chasing after myself with the hoover before I get told off!   A short update today with some work in progress. I wanted to share some photo’s of my first attempt at serious landscapin’... I’ve gone for my own take on Simon George’s method of static grass application (thanks MW for the links!) and I think it works rather well! See Simon’s Heaton Lodge Junction thread here, where I found much inspiration:     As all of

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7. DCC for Starters

Change   All my previous forays into railway modelling had been both temporary and analogue, but Kingston Bridge has been the launchpad from which I can explore Digital Command Control. The choices are mind boggling - there as many options as there are methods of modelling railways. I preface this by saying that these are the choices I made that suit my needs, but I'm certain they will not be to everyone's taste. So lets have a little ramble about the DCC products I've really enj

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6. Delayed

Well, it's been a while!   I've been back to work, furloughed, back to work again, furloughed. The railway had to find a corner and wait a while. There has, however, been progress. I'll keep this post as concise as possible and give you an idea of what's been happening.   NCE DCC.   I took the plunge and bought myself an NCE PowerCab starter set for christmas. Really impressed, after a lot of research I can see why NCE repeatedly comes out on top as a great entry sy

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