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UFO works

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nebnoswal

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Well I was warned. This whole having a baby thing seriously cramps your model train time. Douglas is fast approaching 7 weeks old, but he still can't put N gauge rolling stock on the track.

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In between all the old chores and new responsibilities that come with being a new father, I’m still trying to find some time to get out into the garage and ‘do some trains’. I dug up the boxes containing UFO’s (Un Finished Objects), with the intent to try and finish some of them off. I was doing really well until tonite when I finally run out of transfers.

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So I’ve just sent off a new order to the NGS, so far I’ve managed to complete 11 wagons, averaging about 1 every 2 nights, a bit slow I know, but dirty nappies won’t wait for anyone! There is a mixture of Chivers, Parkwood and NGS wagon kits. Now that I’ve taken the photos of them, it really shows up some the blemishes, so still some more touch-up work required! Bigger pictures are in my gallery.

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Half way through this unfinished exercise I realised I was going to need some loads to put in the open wagons. Flicking through a pile of books showed there was variety of items that could be moved by rail. What did take my fancy was a Crab hauling a dozen bogie bolsters with cable drum reels. Having a look at what was available on the current market place; neither the plastic or whitemetal versions were to my liking. A bit of a search of the internut and I found just what I was looking for. Some lasercut kits for cable drums from the US, the scale maybe a bit out I think they look a lot better, just need to chain them down.

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Lasercut and laser-etch appear to be giving the modelling fraternity a whole new direction for kit-building. There are quite a few members here who have been exploring this option, with some wonderful results. Here down under there is a company making exclusive wooden N scale kits from lasercut. They give a good finish, especially considering a majority of them are kits of wooden wagons and coaches. I've had a bit of a dabble with them, and am seriously considering commissioning some work.

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Hello Neb smile.gif

 

Those laser cut drums looks fantastic, good work there in finding them. Are you going to let us in on what company produces them?

 

The whole layout is comming together really well. I like keeping up with what you are doing over there.

 

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Hello Neb smile.gif

 

Those laser cut drums looks fantastic, good work there in finding them. Are you going to let us in on what company produces them?

 

The whole layout is comming together really well. I like keeping up with what you are doing over there.

 

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Sorry Missy, I should of mentioned it from the start. I found them on eBay at

Franko's Rail Depot and Design = http://stores.shop.ebay.com.au/Frankos-Rail-Depot-and-Design__W0QQ_armrsZ1

They have some stuff there that will transition well to UK operations, but other which show up too much as being American. Quite simple to build, arround 5 min to build

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