Since "finishing" the board, I began to become less and less happy with the board so began editing the model.
Having completed the coal merchant area, I began working on the area next to the track, this had been planned to be just black ballast but it was recommended that I cover the area in green foliage, with the intent of covering it with some static grass work. The end result was sort of gone the way it was recommended, but I have to say I'm a lot happier about it now. Then
As a way to finish off a project before I move to work on other projects, I thought I would finish off Board 4. Since the last update, I was quite content with what I carried out, but in the months following, I wasn't happy with what I finished. So I ripped up what was the old road leading to the coal Merchant, taking all the grass away and using rough and waste ballast. I made this new road which I think has had a good effect on the layout and shows the differences between a Road and dirt path.
You can see the board, having been built. It's taken a while but here we are...
So what has been done?
So after my Birthday, I was given two more BR Mineral Parkside wagon kits - A second Riveted version and a welded version, both kits were relatively easy to work on and are now in primer awaiting some good weather to put them into BR Grey.
Work has advanced pretty quickly with board 4, today 24/10/18 I had an opportunity to get my wood f
Having returned from the Great Electric Train show, I, of course, did the most dangerous thing...buying things.
The show was very good, although I think it could have done with a few more layouts themed at different periods and area's as most were BR, GWR, SR or BR (S) or BR (W). Something I think Hornby Magazine needs to look at in future... Unless I am missing a point with them and there focus is Southern & GWR??
Anyway while at the event I needed to get quite a lot of things to su
Things have been progressing well, board 1 has begun a re-scenic build and the addition of a new building. The plan for board 3 has been finalized and board 4 is now on the road, I now have all the materials to build the board and lay down the track and begin working on smaller scenic pieces. If interested the Whitwell & Reepham Model Railway Club will be hosting a model show at the Whitwell & Reepham Railway, this also tie's into the railways first ever diesel running e
As I was asked in the comments if I could produce a number of photo's and a plan of the previous modules, so I took the time to produce a number of photographs of the first 2 made modules for you over the weekend. This part won't include work of the build on my segment, however, I have begun gathering parts for the layout, mainly in the form of the Pillbox, bolster wood sheeting, fencing and some smaller kits for the coal merchant. I have also got some modeling completed and pho
So what does N&SBLR mean??
It means Norfolk & Suffolk Boarders light railway, the reason for this name was because we wanted to incorporate some of our favorites line from around the area in which we live. As part of the Whitwell & Reepham Model Railway Club, we have keen interests centered on the M&GN and Great Eastern railways, but with Norfolk and Suffolk sporting two amazing little lines with some amazing loco's we needed an excuse to make or purchase models for this layo