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How the heck do i blog?

So what's the difference between the old way I posted information and updates compared to this brave new world of bloggery, apart from this is the first time I have ever written a blog, and more to the point what do I want to share, and get out of it in return.   At the moment I guess my biggest challenges/questions in no particular order are   1. What do i want to do next with the layout? 2. How do i avoid ripping it up to start building the next of many plans I have and becoming a serial

pirouets

pirouets

 

Onwards and Upwards

A very successful weekend for the layout, the operators were buzzing and knocking trains from out the back and onto the boards like it had gone out of fashion. Some excellent running and the trains really look the part now, particularly the Brit on the Wakes ECS train to Oldham mind you I did like the Super D trundling around on the Royton Jct freight as well.   Andy Ys pics in the gallery have caught a lot of the character of the layout and are some of the best ive seen so far - can you come

Andy C

Andy C

 

Signals

Hopefully my signals will arrive today and will be wired in asap but i have to go to my granddads funeral on thursday so things are a bit jumbled up at this end

60maniac

60maniac

 

Newby End

In the morning passenger services commence to EDJ Freight service begin later in the week if thats ok ?

60maniac

60maniac

 

Bit of an intro

Hi all, Thought i would share a few pictures of my layout. Its N gauge, on a 6x3 board, a modern era layout but il run anything i feel like. It wont ever be up to the standards of other layouts on this forum, but it suits me             Fiddleyard:<BR> Im currently re-working the fiddleyard, im making it bigger, was far to small for what i wanted Cheers, Ste.

ste234

ste234

 

North British D6123 Paint

I am very glad I took the time to make more changes.   The body is in the home stretch now, detailing has begun again, a touch-up will be needed, but she's getting close to right... B)   The nose end door is a scribed outline with a centre scribed divider. Four hinges are really the only prominent feature of the door, bits of plasticard have been glued in place to represent the hinges. The door etch that had been previously applied looked nice, but it did not resemble the prototype doors...

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

The Illogic of Wiring...

Ring Road went up today so I can run in some of my new stock, and inexplicably, the wiring has 'swapped' again. Now this does seem completely impossible, but the only thing I can think of is that somewhere in the terminal block there is a short, which was fooling me into swapping the wires over, and now the short has been resolved, the wires are now in need of swapping back!   A short history:   4 power feeds from the 4 track controller head into a terminal block on board one. From this term

bmthtrains - David

bmthtrains - David

 

North British D6123 Figur'n out what's wrong with da Nose

I suppose I'm not very good at compromises.   The nose needed more work, obviously.   40 thou plasticard squares were added to the buffer faces to bring them closer to the front end face. Now the rounded lower corners of the face look right in regard to the two buffer beam faces. The hook and other gubbins in the middle recess will need to be brought forward, but that's a minor detail.   The buffers were actually spaced about 1.5mm too far apart, first time around. On the prototype the b

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

North British D6123 Detailing and a dash of primer

I have a confession to make. This project probably would not have been started, knowing what I know now. A pair of Hornby Class 29s and all the detail parts were purchased months before Falcon was announced. I simply did not realize how much work would be required to correct Hornby's Class 29 either.   Then there were the announcements for the prototype DELTIC, Classes 14, 15, 17, 22, 41, and Kestrel. There is even a Baldwin Centipede coming in a few months! In SEABOARD! CRIKES!   So why I

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

Hello

Wow well done Andy and his team for making this so great,Newby Ends control panle now has switches and I am awaiting delivery of my signals so i can install them shall get some piccs today =)

60maniac

60maniac

 

Edinburgh Junction... Colas 47 and loads more!

Hiya guys!   Time for my new blog... and I better had explain the layout over here! Right, here goes.......... Edinburgh Junction, is a 00 gauge model railway based near Edinburgh (hence the name). It currently runs on 2 baseboards, making up a 1800x2400mm baseboard. The layout runs on normal Hornby track, with Gaugemaster underlay for better running. The layout has a station, with 5 platforms, a siding/engine shed, and a mainline. The platforms are made from Metcalfe kits, which are really e

Edinburgh Junction

Edinburgh Junction

 

Too many DMUs, not enough layout...

Damn these N-Gauge manufacturers! I start getting interested in running long trains and a mainline layout, and suddenly the shops are filled with the best looking set of modern image DMUs I've ever seen! Unfortunately I'm weak-willed when it comes to good looking, Yorkshire area suitable, releases. So I now have a number of these lovely DMUs, and will have a few more when Dapol gets round to releasing their latest set of liveries, and I've not got a layout to run them on (well, not without th

MichaelW

MichaelW

 

Forks Trestle 0n30

As part of the CRM 0n30 Modular Layout i am building a valley Modular which will have a wooden trestle bridge going across it The standard for the modules is to have the track at four inches above table level, Forks Trestle will hang between two tables though and the rest of the modules will then be placed either side of it. This arrangement works OK, we have a single OO scale module which drops below table level too, but it is strictly one drop down section per assembly because varying table

mozzer models

mozzer models

 

Comet slip coach

here are links to my 4mm work bench on the old Rmweb 4mm work bench 1 http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=gnr 4mm work bench 2 http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=19448 as i build kits i will post updates on the work At the moment i have a Comet W46 GWR collett Double ended composite slip coach which is in the midle of been painted the next job on this coach is painting of the brown

mozzer models

mozzer models

 

NECROPOLIS

here is the link to this topic on the old rmweb http://www.rmweb.co....php?f=9&t=16883 As i have now sold newmarsh good i can now get Necropolis set up so all been well i can get some more work do to the layout

mozzer models

mozzer models

 

North British D6123 Profiling the body...

Body Profiling - You should be careful comparing your models to prototype photos. In some cases that could drive you a bit insane, 'cause there's a lot to correct. You may even have to correct things you've already corrected! There's a serious roof error in this shot, the extra filler hatch has been installed in the wrong place, it should be about 10 mils down the roof toward the photographer...       The windows have been opened outward to match the etch. This is a huge improvement. The u

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

North British D6123 Chassis

Frame Modifications - This is one way to do it if you use the Bachmann Class 24 frame to get it to fit into the Hornby Class 29 body. The frame is a heavy alloy casting which isn't too hard to cut and grind. Just don't get those metal shavings in the gears...   There are two thicker areas towards the center on either side of the motor- these need to be ground down flush with the side towards the top. It doesn't hurt to take the lip off the whole upper edge either. This also insures that the H

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

PNA production line...

I've had two of the Bachmann PNA wagons (a 5 and a 7 rib) for nearly 18 months and they've never before appeared on my workbench!   These are good quality, value for money models of a nice mundane prototype. Perfect for Paxton Road - which is endeavouring to permeate averageness and mundane in it's environs, scenery and rolling stock (if not in quality of finish and modelling!). The Bachmann model uses their TTA underframe, as did a batch of the prototype wagons. Unfortunately it does not accu

James Hilton

James Hilton

 

KAG meeting 1st October

I managed to organise my work schedule around another visit to my 'other' area group last week to catch up on progress and do a bit more myself.   Here is Mark, Mike and Al (Pinkmouse) not getting in each others' way as the Eridge trackwork gradually gets more extensive       Chris had meanwhile pre-chaired all this rail before going on holiday - whether this is cause and effect we don't know . When he comes back we'll show him the Colin Craig FB etches that Mark bought at Scaleforum!

10800

10800

 

Trackwork progresses

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by pinkmouse on Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:27 pm   Yup, first board done in very fetching pink and black. __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:31 pm   pinkmouse wrote: Yup, first board done in very fetching pink and black. __________________________________________   ??? posted on Sat May 02, 2009 5:02 pm   St

10800

10800

 

Cats' cradles and coloured wires

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by London cambrian on cambrian</STRONG> on Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:38 pm   More south west and central engines were they then. Shame. mid hants are planning to turn their 'douglas' into a Black motor look alike. __________________________________________   ??? posted on Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:49 pm   London cambrian wrote: More south west and central engines

10800

10800

 

Ballast and first loco movements

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:27 pm   Yes, physical work is almost complete, test trains due before the end of the year, official opening next Spring. Spa Valley will use both the down main and loop platforms. NR/Southern will sell joint tickets to Eridge and the Spa Valley and promote tourism to Groombridge Place, Tunbridge Wells etc. ______________________________________

10800

10800

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