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A rundown of progress on my RMweb 2010 Layout Challenge

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Some more pictures of much the same.

Hi all,   Had promised to post these before now, but here are some close up images of the layout taken the same day, hopefully showing a bit more detail.   Not much of a picture, but I used it, as i felt it could easily be mistaken for a larger scale than the 2mm it is.   A simple office building at the entrance to the goods yard made from plasticard, whilst the station building can be seen in the background again built from plasticard and Slaters stone sheet, the platform side which

Trevor H

Trevor H

A few pictures of my 2mm layout

Well eventually the rain stopped today, so as promised a few pictures of the layouts progress to date, still plenty of work to do still . The layout didn't quite make it to Expo, so hopefully these pictures will suffice as a thanks to everyones help and support, over the past few months.   Will post a few more later.   Cheers Trevor

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Trevor H

Progress before my return to EM

No I havn't given up on the 2mm and hopefuly I'll be able to get back to it later in the year, but I have been working on my EM stock for the past month and I now require the space, so I've had to box up the 2mm whilst I do some work with an EM gauge layout, Morfa Mawr. http://www.rmweb.co....__1entry48479   This has a couple of exhibitions to get ready for, of which the first is STORMEx in August. http://www.rmweb.co...._1entry122363   I took a few photos of the 2mm today before packing a

Trevor H

Trevor H

Latest update with some progress on the building side

Updates on the layout seem to be few and far of late, ballasting was mostly done over the last bank holiday and the retaining walls & bridge have all but been completed. The ballasting requires a bit more work to finish but is awaiting any infrastructre and other detail, to be done around the trackwork before finalising.   Station footbridge, a mix of plasticard and some parts used from a Ratio kit.   Provender shed, made from plasticard with Ratio corrugated roofing sheet & gutte

Trevor H

Trevor H

Building the Fence Houses 21t hopper

Over the last few days I have been building some etched brass 21t hopper wagons using the "Fence Houses" kit, which is basicaly an etch that folds up into a very nice model of the prototype.   With the etch you receive a descriptive history about the prototype, an exploded diagram of how the kit goes together, along with another five pages on how to build the kit of which are very well explained, I followed the instrutions to the tee and didn't find any problems with the build.   Only additi

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Trevor H

Trackwork and Tortoises

Just to update the progress on the layout.   All the pointwork is now in, just needing the odd cosmetic chair and sliding chairs to be fitted, which I'll leave for a few days until it's all settled down, the mainline and crossover is also completed and has worked well with it's sweeping curve. I stiil need to lay the plain track for the five sidings but I want to work out the building sizes first so I can work around them.   And for those not familiar with 2mm, a few tools available from t

Trevor H

Trevor H

The tracklaying begins

Today (27/12/09) I was able to have a very long day of working on the layout, with work starting on the trackwork.   I must say I come into 2mm at about the right time as the "Easitrac" components are really enjoyable to work with, along with all the different jigs for the making of points a lot easier.   All but for the check rails, I have managed to complete one point, although I'm not to sure about the robustness of the way I have soldered the nickel silver wire to the point blades too th

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Trevor H

Why 2mm and the baseboard

Although rather late this is my entry to the 2mm Association and RMweb layout challenges. The layout will be based somewhere in South Wales around 1969/70, so will be requiring quite a few mineral wagons and 21t hoppers for the coal traffic along with a selection of general freight.   With all the recent stuff coming out in N gauge, I was quite taken by the Bach/Farish class 37 when released and opted to purchase one, which followed with a few other locos and the odd bit of rolling stock. This

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