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fiddle yard!


On30runner

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I have obviously now got quite a lot of stock for what is really not a very large layout. I also got a bit irratated by the fact I could only have two complete trains on the layout at one time. So I knocked up a small fiddle yard that sits on the end of the layout. It has no legs (mainly so I can pile junk under it!) and is supported by a strut that comes out from the main layout legs. Add this to the bolts holding it in position and it becomes very solid. I mean you wouldn't want to lean on it but as it holds stock you wouldn't need to! Once the board was all aligned etc I ran a point off the mainline and via a Peco three way point ran three sidings onto the deck. These hold the average length of train the layout can deal with and keeps it all out the way in a nice compact corner. I added a combing round the edge to prevent any near misses! As you can see to the left, it JUST clears my door, which was a very important thing to consider! So there you go, for the price of a three way point I had a fiddle yard meaning I can now store complete trains (three on fiddle yard, one on layout).

 

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Another new addition was a tool shed which was built from a Mount Blue Models kit. This is made of wood and took about a week to make as its quite well detailed and the painting took up some time too. It turned out beautifully though.

 

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How are thoughs Mount Blue kits? I have never made a wood kit before and was thinking about getting something from them. Any tips?

 

I can also see a steel cab climax in the background. I envy you as I just can't find one for a reasonable price.

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How are thoughs Mount Blue kits? I have never made a wood kit before and was thinking about getting something from them. Any tips?

 

I can also see a steel cab climax in the background. I envy you as I just can't find one for a reasonable price.

 

 

the climax was an ebay job. 70 quid if I remember right from America with postage. The MB kits are really good. The instructions take a little bit of figuring out in places but generally go together really well. I glued it together with Evo Stick waterproof wood adhesive as it goes off really quick but gives a strong joint.

 

I recommend them :D

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