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...
With some trepidation I'm starting my first entry in this new style workbench blog. My intention is to continue where I left off in my workbench thread on the old RMweb. I'll have to check that link later as the old forum is offline at the moment . As a result, I'm not sure whether my last post at around 6:45 this evening actually reached the old site, so I'll start by repeating it, slightly edited, here.
I've spent some of the last couple of days looking at the new RMweb (only as a guest,
The circle line is a small n gauge test layout that i am building at the moment with alot of help from my brother . I am looking to build a small modern depot with dmu storage sidings in the future. I wanted to try my skills out in n gauge before i start my depot layout and have decided to buld a small double track mainline. The board is just a peace of mdf with a hardboard face around it the board has been split into two halfs 1 side being urban and the other countryside i have decided to start
Welcome to the first posting on my new workbench blog. Basically I'm repeating the last entry on my DRT workbench thread from the old RMweb forum. And it all about fork lifts and in paticular the 1980s fork lift from GHQ. It's very finely moulded in pewter and more detailed than the old British white metal versions I have. Even at the American 1:160 scale it's height is exactly the same as the so called British N gauge ones (presumably 1:148 scale) I have, and is even a little longer so doesn't
So here we are in a new forum, so far I like the look of it. But then I've only had a quick browse...
I thought I would start this blog to provide a showcase to the layout and various projects being worked on in addition to my workbench thread! I'll also post up progress on various areas of the layout depending which part I'm working on at a given time. Before I continue with showing the current progress of things, I feel a quick run down is in order for any new members to the forum. So here
After starting in OO and having too many compromises I changed to N-gauge.
A month or so ago after visiting Grantham exhibition, I really wanted to get a small OO layout together.
As I can only have a very small layout a trip to Carl Arendt's micro-layout website was called for.
Searched around a bit and having bounced a few ideas of Shortliner I saw Stubbier Yard, this layout really took me, so that was it!
A quick use of XtrkCad gave me the layout just flipped over.
I will get ro
Welcome to the New Copley Hill Works!
I much enjoyed my time updating the old Copley Hill Works blog on the old RMweb (and for those interested, it can be found as a link in my signature for the time being), and in my time updating the blog, I had a stab at making quite a few locomotives. Some went well, some didn't quite make the grade, but nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed working on my projects and was delighted to share them with so many knowledgeable people willing to help
Virtual concept model of the design, created in Sketchup
Claverton Engineering is my planned 0-16.5 narrow gauge micro layout. My slow progress to date has been covered in various parts of old RMweb, but I thought I'd do a recap at the beginning of this blog which will hopefully feature more rapid developments in the near future.
It will depict a small corner of a heavy mechanical engineering works, partly inspired by the Bruce Peebles & Co. Ltd. works in Edinburgh, which built the n
"I was at stage 3 (detachment) and about to reach for a wagon kit" - I've reached that point with too many wagons, resulting in being locked in a vicious circle from which there can seem to be no escape.
I've been reading up on various modelling threads about orange peel effect. It's one of those topics where you can get two directly opposing bits of advice within the same thread. My notes:
The most common explanation does seem to be that orange peel is the result of paint drying before it has time to flow and "self level" (i.e. poor coalescence). Suggested causes:
* spraying too far away
* spraying at an angle
* low air pressure
* poor nozzle