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Camping mat, supports and control panel

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by OgaugeJB on Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:25 pm   Looking good... I don't think those boards are going to bend at all..!   A quick question on the ply you are using if that's okay, as you seem to be pretty well versed on the best timber to use now, and more specifically, what NOT to use...   I see you are using 6mm russian ply, but looking on the B&Q website, I notic

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10800

 

New baseboards begin

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:49 pm   Bye bye Eridge Mark 1 (and long live Mark 2!)       __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:05 am   Some progress on baseboard construction this weekend.   Templot plan cut to give 1.5" margin from the sleeper ends and used as a template for cutting the trackbed surfaces from 6mm Rus

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The decision is made

Eridge (P4) rebuilding   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Sat May 19, 2007 1:37 pm   As mentioned on the 'Eridge revisited' thread viewtopic.php?t=394" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and at the end of the 'Heckmondwike' thread viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2858" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; we have decided to rebuild Eridge because of unacceptable baseboard deterioration and consequent negative

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North British D6123 Parts is Parts

In the spirit of never quite completing a project before starting on another, here's my latest work bench amusement, it's going to be a D61XX Class 29:     You need two bodies to do this right since no one offers a casting of the boiler water filler hatch on the roof. The Hornby model only comes with one, the prototype had two. Not that the Hornby hatch looks very much like the prototype mind you, but you have to draw the line somewhere or you will be scratch building...   These are the

Pete Piszczek

Pete Piszczek

 

Reinvigoration

00 roundy-roundy - Tawbridge   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by beast66606 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:17 pm   Captain Kernow wrote: beast66606 wrote: In signalling one can never say never just say unlikely - not sure Andrew does a range of RTP signals ... I think it would have been worked, Rod. A fixed distant would normally be provided in situations where the stop signals ahead of it would never have all been c

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Prevarication

00 roundy-roundy - Tawbridge   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by westrerner on Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:37 pm   I'll try and get Dave to see what happens with his spamcan and Pullmans on Epsom tonight if I remember. I'll post results. It'll definitely take 8 Bulleids and bogie van, the Pullmans I'm not so sure about. __________________________________________ Comment posted by westrerner on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:24 am   We d

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Backdrops and invasions

00 roundy-roundy - Tawbridge   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by <H3 class=first><A href="#p313532">Re: Proposed 00 Withered Arm (or anywhere) roundy-roundy on Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:59 pm   A solution to this is to file a soldering iron bit to the shape of the wheel profile, and run it along the top of the rail. This will melt just enough plastic off the top of the chair jaws to clear the wheels. Or you coul

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Consultation

00 roundy-roundy - Tawbridge   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:25 pm   It's a nice idea Alan, but doesn't feature in the plans at the moment __________________________________________ Comment posted by Captain Kernow on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:12 pm   But Rod....... just think how nice it would be to have a cute little signalbox and a couple of working signals.... (interchangeable, to suit different c

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Inspiration

00 roundy-roundy - Tawbridge   by 10800   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:09 pm   It's all Hornby's fault , coupled with an approaching birthday (making me more time conscious, not because of presents potential), where I live, and my attraction to all things of the green tendency. And maybe the Hull boys' recent layout project. I'm giving consideration - serious consideration - to building a relatively small roun

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Introduction

This blog will document the planning, deliberations, prevarications, and hopefully construction and operation of a 00 roundy roundy layout for me to play with (occasionally) at home - when the kitchen/dining room is available for me to put it up. The fact that we have had the kitchen recently rebuilt so it is now the largest room in the house is of course entirely coincidental .   First off is to import the pages from the old RMWeb using Martin Wynne's brilliant little device (see elsewhere

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West Mersea - progress to July 2009

The West Mersea Branch - 1946 Essex in ScaleSeven   by buckjumper   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:59 pm   Good to see I've drawn you out of the woodwork. I'd missed your earlier post until now - thanks to the link to your site, I'll keep an eye on it.   Dave R wrote: Not sure if we could get away with one partly buried in the embankment allotments as the kit is only 1:48 scale; and the 830kg Amolite warh

Buckjumper

Buckjumper

 

West Mersea - progress at the loco yard

The West Mersea Branch - 1946 Essex in ScaleSeven   by buckjumper   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by 3 link on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:14 pm   Thanks for that info Adrian , that's got the old brain ticking ( could be expensive ). __________________________________________ Comment posted by flubrush on Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:18 am   3 link wrote: I model in 0 gauge fs and up to now have been using C&L for my sleepers. Where do

Buckjumper

Buckjumper

 

West Mersea - progress on building mock-ups.

The West Mersea Branch - 1946 Essex in ScaleSeven   by buckjumper   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:28 am   Sorry, another point I missed - those aren't beach huts but businesses which thrive off the railway - cobblers, estate agent, coal merchants etc.   IIRC (and I could be wrong!) I believe they are replicas of businesses located in sheds which were once by the side of the railway somewhere like Gospel Oak

Buckjumper

Buckjumper

 

West Mersea: Grassed up.

The West Mersea Branch - 1946 Essex in ScaleSeven   by buckjumper   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________ Comment posted by 28ten on Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:04 am   A bump any updates or new pictures? __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:57 pm   Oops - yep. I didn't take my camera along for a couple of months, and by August the layout was looking like this.   The door to the garden was opened for (ap

Buckjumper

Buckjumper

 

West Mersea in S7: the beginnings.

The West Mersea Branch - 1946 Essex in ScaleSeven   by buckjumper   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:30 pm   This thread began way back on RMWeb2 and was migrated to later incarnations. As the layout is still under construction I thought it worthwhile to dump it over here to the all-singing, all-dancing RMweb X.0.1.   Here's a pr?©cis of the story so far.   The project is the brainchild of Peter Hunt, propriet

Buckjumper

Buckjumper

 

Weston WCPR updated

Photos attached to my gallery of the WC&PR layout. Really starting to think about next major station up the line, Clevedon.   I am looking forward to doing a real place again. I can get the station at Clevedon and the 8 road loco/carriage shed into 9ft without compression. I'll also be able to finish the rolling stock list namely Manning Wardle No 5 and the Taff Vale Coach.   It's been a strange week. I left Scaleforum feeling a but ambivalent about the whole modelling thing. Activity th

ullypug

ullypug

 

Thinking etched brass windows

Building model buildings.... the hardest part has to be finding the windows for them. Once you start to look you realise there is no such thing as a standard style or even standard sizes. A friend from Stafford club once gave me some sound advice... don't start building a building until you have the windows.   Foolishly i put my hand up to help a fellow modeller create some buildings for his St Blazey layout. I also said that I'd size all the windows from the photos he'd taken and either find

2ManySpams

2ManySpams

 

Is a LWB transit really big enough?

This afternnon oi mainly been packing stuff ready to go to the Manchester show. Its caused me to reflect just how much gear I actually take with me to shows!   OK the bottle of Bowmore in the infamous "red box" is a little OTT perhaps but the rest of that box is full of sparesm drapes, wiring big tools, clamps. This of course doesnt include the nromal modelling toolbox. And the stock boxes. Put that with the baseboards, legs. lighting units and the support gallows and its a hell of a lot of st

Andy C

Andy C

 

last night's MRS

Had a good evening at the model railway society last night, for those don't know (although it is still true for those who already know) I am the chairman of the High Wycombe and District MRS (you can also see my blog on behalf of the MRS layouts Hinton Parva here ) the club is going from strength to strength at the moment and are just putting the finishing touches to the doubling of our clubroom to 4500sq ft which has required quite a lot of refurbishment. The new wiring in the new room went l

Graham_Muz

Graham_Muz

 

The Beal Thing

Whilst I am putting in yet more wires on Hatton Parkway to get all the point motors working I thought that I'd take time out to do some musing (they can't touch you for it, you know).   Back in the days of yore there were model railways that put the emphasis on the railways rather than the model. This is something that is still big in the US - models of large sections of railway systems rather than a single station, or part of one. Currently the UK hobby seems to be concentrated on producing r

ian

ian

 

Upcoming exploits

Well the last practice run was held this evening before the layout gets dismantled next week in readiness for its appearance at the Fareham MRS exhibition in Aldershot on the 10/11th October. It then has to be re-erected at our clubroom for the High Wycombe and District MRS open day on the 24th October before being dismantled again so it can appear at the clubs Wycrail exhibition on Saturday 7th November.   At Wycrail Hinton Parva will have a special mystery guest operator.....more on that l

Graham_Muz

Graham_Muz

 

A brief introduction

Hinton Parva is the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society's British 00 gauge layout.   The layout is large ??“ 32ft x 12ft, and maximum use is made of this size to provide a running spectacle for the viewers. The complete sequence takes some 50 minutes and involves about 90 mainline movements ??“ trains in, trains running through, trains starting or loco movements. This intensity and variety ensures no dull moments for the viewers (or the operators !!). However - please note that t

Graham_Muz

Graham_Muz

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    • Hi Mikkel.    I'm thinking of just modelling the first part of the buffer stops or maybe an old sleeper across the end of the track.    Hardlia yard mk2 will eventually join more modules to make a larger layout but that's for the future.    Tonight will see more work on the layout and hopefully track laid.   More soon.    Jerry. 
    • Hi Jerry, that looks good, nicely balanced.   The short sidings on micros are always a bit of a dilemma for me. I've sometimes wondered if it is better to simply leave off the stops and bring the track right to edge of the baseboard. That way, you can say that the sidings continue beoynd the baseboard and so are not as short as they seem. Trouble is, sidings without stops provide a major operational risk . One option could be to have a bit of wire sticking out at the end of each siding
    • I've just been browsing the rest of your work, this is Jaw-droppingly amazing! Truly micro engineering. Looking forward to more updates!
    • Hi Dave,   Thank you for the tip,   I am really a novice both here and in modelling terms, but despite that, i have a very clear idea of what i'm trying to achieve and where i wish to take my modelling for Johnson Street.   I will certainly look at this when it comes to my next modelling blogs.   Take care and happy modelling.   [email protected]
    • Hi Maurice, Nice to see someone trying the recycle tin can again, I actually tried using tin cans back in the early 1980's after reading an article by iain Rice, who had also used recycled tins in his own loco builds. For me, it lasted only one loco, some tins are produced from very thin material and a good supply of sticky plaster's are required with the very sharp edges produced when cutting with tin snips. On the good side though, you get some natural rusting on the area's of exposed steel. 
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