Before any track laying takes place, I want to see that all I want will fit. The last thing I want is a cramped feel to it. If it means losing a siding, so be it. Tonight I did some test placings of buildings in the station and yard to get a feel of what I am trying to achieve.
The line through the goods shed will have an end loading dock close to the station building. Coal staithes will be in the shed in the background of the first shot. The bay platform, with the 121 in it, will
All fully insulated now. Baseboard height will be level with the bottom of the windows. I will be putting 38x38mm timber around the walls at that level to support the cross beams and also the power. The layout will for the most part be 24" wide, easy enough to reach over and leaving me a good sized piece of free space for other projects in the middle. Not sure about a duck-under or lift out by the door, but most likely it will be a lift out section to allow better access.
Scenic side of
At last . The shed is up.
Next thing is to get it secure and cozy.
I'll be fitting laminated glass in the windows. The side door will be fixed and panelled over, as will one of the double doors at the front. The other will be rebuilt, you could call it my Bulleid door :roll: :roll: , with 9mm plywood inside the planking, replace the batons and insulate it. Security locks will also be fitted and an alarm. Outwardly I want it still to look like a shed, so as not to attract attention.
For the full gory details of how we got this far (click here and read on - assuming of course that the old forum will let you). In the meantime, a few edited highlights (if that's the right word).
This is my second austerity, the first was fairly common finescale stuff, a Dapol RTR body on a Perseverence chassis. I'm quite pleased with the end result which looks like this:
Of course, having built one, you need another and it should be easier because the reference material is in hand
trying to get my head around the new system, so here goes.
Over the last few days, I've fitted the pipework and mechanical lubricator, which just leaves the motor to do, hopefully today.
Finally I am getting somewhere. But where :?:
Well had to get the holidays out of the way. Then had to wait until my help had a week off and the days he was available had to tie in with my rest days.
So, last week we dug out the base and yesterday poured the concrete. We had to barrow it around the back as unfortunately the developers who put up my terrace didn't have the foresight to make the access wide enough for a concrete mixer. But I suppose they didn't have many back in 1904. Any
Today I made a start on clearing some ground for a base for the shed that will eventually house Somercombe. Had to buy a chainsaw to get some old shrubs and a couple of trees out. Being green by nature, I have replaced these with 6 trees in another part of the garden(and I only went to Focus to get some epoxy).
Ok, it looks a bit like a building site, but it's a start.
Once the site is cleared, I will beforming a low wall around the area with concrete blocks before filling with con
All the boards on Calshot have been made using the open-frame format, where a ply upriser is sandwiched between planks of pine. Polystyrene is then cut to shape to form the contours of the land and cut to fit between the uprisers. This method requires slightly more thought than the more usual method of pinning track straight to a board and is much more versatile because you can cut holes in the uprisers for wiring looms and it also means hills are much easier to landscape b
This project formed the last entry on the mk 3 version of RMweb, so here it is again. What we have here are a collection of Road Trasport Images modules assembled to form a representation of a particular vehicle, in this case, an Austin K4 box van from the early 1950s owned and operated by British Railways. It turns up in innumerable pictures of Yeovil Town station from the '50s and '60s, and should make for an attractive model. In any case, it'll make a change from all those die-casts.
First I'd like to say that, now that I'm getting a better handle on this blog thing I decided to add just a quick intro today, Oct 22, 2009, telling a bit about myself and my modeling philosophy.
I got interested in model railways about 10 years ago while recovering from a bit of a health issue. Now I had the usual circle of track under the Christmas tree some 50 years ago but I was never very interested in trains and such. My main modeling focus, into my late teens, was
Although St Jude still has a couple more shows to go to I had more or less decided it was time to retire it. However it was invited back to a local show where it had been shown a couple of times before. Going back a third time seemed to me to be a bit much for the paying public so I declined but had not really considered a replacement. That was until I found all sorts of useful stuff in the builders skip at work. MDF sheeting and timber in largish quantities. I asked if I could have some
It seems rather fitting that my first actual modelling update on the new forum should involve a locomotive very, very close to my heart. It's numbered one, but its not Thomas!!!
In 1994 I saw Flying Scotsman for the first time, at Llangollen in Wales. I was awe-struck by this machine: I remember with incredible clarity looking up at the black & gold nameplate and just studying its polished finish for several minutes.
It very quickly became my favourite locomotive (and in my heart of
Sunday 11th October 2009: So, here we are in the brave new world of RMweb4. Those of you, who subscribed to my 7mm Workbench ramblings on the old RMweb, may be pleased to know that there will be more of the same here.
I hope to bring across all my previous workbench stuff, but I??™m also hoping to separate each project into its own section if possible.
I have two locos on the go at present ??“ a JLTRT Western and a JLTRT/Mitchell Castle. I also have a number of Slater??™s vans and wago
I found this in my todo pile, yet another horsebox, I really must crack on with the chassis....The kit is from WEP whilst its quite accurate there are some problems with the ironwork on the body side but I have overcome these. The closeup shows my method of getting nicely rounded hinges by using thin strip folded double
A quick recap??¦
Weyford on Sea is our club??™s 00 layout, intended to depict a former Southern Railway terminus in the 1950??™s. Plenty of Dorset sun, sand and sea, served by lots of lovely Bulleid Pacifics, King Arthurs, Lord Nelsons etc. It is unashamedly a harking back to the days when holidays usually meant packing the bucket and spade, and hopping onto the train to the coast??¦
When we left you on the earlier RMWeb, work was continuing apace in the docks area. This is fed by a bran
As some may have been aware on the previous incarnation of RMWeb I, and a number of others, have been regularly posting updates on a our club project ??“ the 00 layout Weyford-on-Sea. Although a large layout which is currently taking a lot of our efforts, it is only part of our club endeavours and interests.
Weyford is of course not the only layout from our club that is represented on here, there was a thread with a number of pictures posted of our N gauge layout Cottleston Park, as well as
As documented on the old forum, I'm building a 12x11 foot 00 layout based loosely on Shillingstone, on the southern portion of the Somerset and Dorset. The S&D has a strong family connection for me (and I was born within a week of the closure) so it's always been a line close to my heart. The arrival of Hornby's excellent Bulleid pacifics, and the opportunity to obtain a ready-build model of a 7F, were the final straws - that and the dismantling of my old layout prior to a house move, meanin
A few of us thought we'd start a general NG blog together on the new format forum as a bit of fun.
A while back I went to Launceston to see the visiting Darjeeling Himalayan Railway B Class which was imported back into the UK by Adrian Shooter a few years ago. The original examples don't have tenders, this was added upon restoration in the UK.
Believe it or not, even though they rarely do more than 25 miles an hour, a streamlined tank loco was developed in the 1930s! It seems this was
Its great to see so many familiar names over here, and all of us busy creating blogs!
Some of you may know that I have recently moved house to The Netherlands, and as a result all model rail activities had to take a back seat. Before we left the UK Diggle Junction was looking OK with the elctrics and OLE all functioning, and some scenic work going on. That all stopped when the layout was split in to two halves and made in to a box for transit. Tomorrow I'm finally allowed to open
Here is my fist blog on the new site, confusing, and I was so used to the old.
Been working on a new layout now for 2 weeks, I have all the base wood in Track laid down and have been working on glue the cork and track in place, running the electrical wires. My father is coming out from the UK at the end of the months so I want the lower level of the layout track work 100% complete, other than ballast, and hopefull the second layer, which is just a point to point going though a hidden sectio
Well this is all very new and interesting... the new RMweb, that is... this blog might end up as dull as ditchwater...
Anyway those of you who followed my building of the Steve Beattie O scale Class 22 kit fairly recently will recall that somehow I managed to turn THIS:-
At the end of my old Workbench thread I said that the next loco I'd like to do would be a Class 14...
...and a Class 14 it will be :icon_thumbsup2: and I'll document progress here...
It says new opens probably only received patches of red-brown for markings. Not sure about ironwork - black would be the most obvious, but I've never seen a pic of the treatment given to wagons built between 1942-5, and remember that only new-build was affected (so O30 and O38 and V34 and V35, for opens and Minks), and there is nothing to say that grey was discontinued. It's probably a case of whatever pot of paint was handy.
I think it very unlikely existing wagons were repainted in
Thanks for adding these - they definitely show it as being a different shade to previous GWR and subsequent BR colours.
Apropos wagons, the passage on GWR.org says that open wagons built at that time were "unpainted", which presumably refers only to the wagons' sheets. So equally presumably, ironwork was (all?) painted in austerity red.
Please forgive me, as I don't currently have access to Atkins et al, but we're there any covered vans built concurrently, and if so what