Many thanks for the interest shown in this new project - I would also like to mention that Richard (Ben Alder) has been very kind in helping me with research and information for this. Richard as you probably know has already built a fab model of Thurso (and Kyle!) in 4mm which covers much more than my extract will - Worry not, Richard...I am sure my next project will be back in Kernow with China clay so I won't be shadowing your layouts no more
As its half term week I dec
Unfortunately work has been busy and mojo zapped since the flurry of activity on my week off which got the project up and running.
That said, sketches still prevail in my sketchbook during journeys to work or en route to meetings.
A number of comments were received which questioned the small letterbox to the train shed...my youngest son was the first to express doubts...and he seems to be developing a critical eye for this sort of stuff. The idea being to complete the 5
Following hints in the last post that I was going to make some alterations and having got the week off for 1/2 term to thin out the garage it was natural that a suitable slot would be allocated to do some modelling. Still brimming with 2mmFS mojo after the AGM and the news that the Dapol 08 has slipped again meant an opportunity to revisit the Thurso mock up.
As noted in the last update, I was dithering about the treatment of the end with the train shed between letterbox a
Here's a welcome to my new project which I eluded to on my recent Kyle blog entry. I say new, but actually it's an idea that first surfaced in 2009 whilst I was building Kyle in a box file. It was based upon building a similiar small extract from the prototype but centred on Thurso with the idea it could be attached to the other end of the Fiddleyard. Whilst the trains would not physically run through as they were two different lines, there would be overlaps with rolling stock
Long time since my last entry on this as am dipping the toe in the senior scale at the moment (well I did turn 50 in April so felt it was time ) however this is still simmering away on the back burner.
I am currently in the process of converting Kyle to DCC so the intention this will be wired to suit as you may recall the idea is to attach to the other end of the Fiddle Yard. Whilst trains will not run through as such, some of the rolling stock will be used with the Thurs
A quick entry following an appearance at the Burgess Hill MRC annual one day show yesterday. I used to be a member 35 years ago but now am happy to help out each year either exhibiting something or being a steward. This year I did a bit of both as I offered to plan the exhibition as I could do it in CAD. Then on Friday evening I arrived at 6:00pm to mark out the halls which seemed to go quite smoothly - Note to self for next year, as the bleacher seating in the main hall didn't
Those peeps familiar with my blogs will note that I seem to follow a similiar pattern...at some point, normally to do with my track building, I decide to scrap it and start over.
This layout is no exception
Following the one day show at BHMRC, I began to further the wiring and take each siding road by road. However my test trains would just not run smoothly through the turnouts. Despite packing away and a couple of fresh starts the layout nearly took flight across the
Just to confirm that following a lot of recent thoughts, especially over the weekend I have decided that I will no longer be pursuing this layout so effectively withdrawing from the MRJ Cameo layout competition.
Firstly I would like to say a big thanks to Richard (Ben Alder) for supplying me with lots of information and photographs of the area which enabled much research, one of my favourite parts of the hobby.
It started a long time ago as a stand alone layout...which t
Afternoon all and Happy Easter
Had last week off work and a short trip to BCN with my sketchbook and a couple of cold beers in the sun meant progress and next moves were hatched
It was brought to my attention that the MRJ were running a small cameo layout competition and upon purchase of said magazine and a couple of read throughs I felt perhaps that I could enter Thurso for it. Looking at the criteria it seems to fit within the description and the layout was intended that it could be
Just to advise that having now decided to submit Thurso into the MRJ/Wild Swan Cameo layout competition, progress on the layout will be documented at the following thread below set up especially for the entries:
I prefer Blogs to Threads personally so now doubt after the submission I will revert back to this blog to document the layout.
Many thanks for your interest in the blog which will return....