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  1. Yes, it’s nearly eight months since I last ‘writ’ something for this blog. But it’s not been eight months of complete idleness in the construction of Bosmelin as there’s been bursts of frantic activity, periods of self doubt, periods of re-planning and periods of, yes, finding other things to do rather than railway modelling. So today’s update will be a compilation of where I am today with the project and why. Concept: originally Bosmelin was to have been a reasonably close representation of Boscarne Junction and built as an exhibition layout. But two things have happened which means thi
  2. RichardS

    Closure of The RSR

    The Board of The RSR are required to advise all customers that with immediate effect all services provided by this blog are teminated. A replacement blog service is being provided by: https://wordpress.com/view/bosmelin.wordpress.com All passengers, purveyors of goods, minerals and livestock, tramps, vagabonds, rogues and even trainspotters are cordially invited to avail themselves of the new service which they will find more focussed and, well, simply nicer. The Board wishes to express their thanks to all customers and patrons of the previous service and assure them of their best
  3. RichardS

    Closure of The RSR

    The Board of The RSR are required to advise all customers that with immediate effect all services provided by this blog are teminated. A replacement blog service is being provided by: https://bosmelin.wordpress.com/ All passengers, purveyors of goods, minerals and livestock, tramps, vagabonds, rogues and even trainspotters are cordially invited to avail themselves of the new service which they will find more focussed and, well, simply nicer. The Board wishes to express their thanks to all customers and patrons of the previous service and assure them of their best attention et
  4. METAMORPHIC ROCK is ANY OF A CLASS OF ROCKS THAT RESULT FROM THE ALTERATION OF PREEXISTING ROCKS IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, SUCH AS VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, AND MECHANICAL STRESS, AND THE ADDITION OR SUBTRACTION OF CHEMICAL COMPONENTS. The underlying rocks of Bosemlin are plywood and deal and I am altering these by a process involving the application of a saw and drill slowly turning them into sawdust. Yes, I am still rebuilding the landscape at the River End. I shall bullet point the actions taken lest this episode becomes a lengthy description about cut
  5. METAMORPHIC ROCK is ANY OF A CLASS OF ROCKS THAT RESULT FROM THE ALTERATION OF PREEXISTING ROCKS IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, SUCH AS VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, AND MECHANICAL STRESS, AND THE ADDITION OR SUBTRACTION OF CHEMICAL COMPONENTS. The underlying rocks of Bosemlin are plywood and deal and I am altering these by a process involving the application of a saw and drill slowly turning them into sawdust. Yes, I am still rebuilding the landscape at the River End. I shall bullet point the actions taken lest this episode becomes a lengthy description about cut
  6. Metamorphic rock, any of a class of rocks that result from the alteration of preexisting rocks in response to changing environmental conditions, such as variations in temperature, pressure, and mechanical stress, and the addition or subtraction of chemical components. The underlying rocks of Bosemlin are plywood and deal and I am altering these by a process involving the application of a saw and drill slowly turning them into sawdust. Yes, I am still rebuilding the landscape at the River End. I shall bullet point the actions taken lest this episode becomes a lengthy description about cutti
  7. Boscarne station on the heritage Bodmin & Wenford Railway. There were virtually no trees of any size at the time the model depicts. Copyright: Richard Slipper 2016 The topography of Bosmelin (Boscarne Junction) is not straightforward as it comprises a variety of landscapes and the associated plant life. The railway lines sit on a ledge carved into a hillside. The single line approaching from the west runs along the valley side whereas the two lines exiting the junction area leave on embankments and both cross the river on plate girder bridges. The river almost turns 90 degrees to
  8. Boscarne station on the heritage Bodmin & Wenford Railway. There were virtually no trees of any size at the time the model depicts. Copyright: Richard Slipper 2016 The topography of Bosmelin (Boscarne Junction) is not straightforward as it comprises a variety of landscapes and the associated plant life. The railway lines sit on a ledge carved into a hillside. The single line approaching from the west runs along the valley side whereas the two lines exiting the junction area leave on embankments and both cross the river on plate girder bridges. The river almost turns 90 degrees to
  9. Boscarne station on the heritage Bodmin & Wenford Railway. There were virtually no trees of any size at the time the model depicts. Copyright: Richard Slipper 2016 The topography of Bosmelin (Boscarne Junction) is not straightforward as it comprises a variety of landscapes and the associated plant life. The railway lines sit on a ledge carved into a hillside. The single line approaching from the west runs along the valley side whereas the two lines exiting the junction area leave on embankments and both cross the river on plate girder bridges. The river almost turns 90 degrees to
  10. I am wondering if anybody could tell me please the overall length (heel to toe in a straight line) of the Marcway OO/EM Curved Point that has described radii of 5ft and 3ft. Dow e know if these the actual radii or like PECO the substitution radius? Many thanks.
  11. RichardS

    Navvies ‘R’ Me

    The railways in the UK would not have been built without the labour provided by navvies. Navvies were hard working ground workers digging cuttings, boring tunnels and building embankments with shovels and barrows. Now serious navvy work is not something you normally associate with model railways but over the last couple of days I have been doing some industrial scale topographical remodelling on Bosmelin. OK, I’ll admit it’s not navvying but the principals are not dissimilar. The river end of Bosmelin has, as previously explained, two bridges which cross the river as they diverge fro
  12. RichardS

    Navvies ‘R’ Me

    The railways in the UK would not have been built without the labour provided by navvies. Navvies were hard working ground workers digging cuttings, boring tunnels and building embankments with shovels and barrows. Now serious navvy work is not something you normally associate with model railways but over the last couple of days I have been doing some industrial scale topographical remodelling on Bosmelin. OK, I’ll admit it’s not navvying but the principals are not dissimilar. The river end of Bosmelin has, as previously explained, two bridges which cross the river as they diverge fro
  13. RichardS

    Navvies ‘R’ Me

    The railways in the UK would not have been built without the labour provided by navvies. Navvies were hard working ground workers digging cuttings, boring tunnels and building embankments with shovels and barrows. Now serious navvy work is not something you normally associate with model railways but over the last couple of days I have been doing some industrial scale topographical remodelling on Bosmelin. OK, I’ll admit it’s not navvying but the principals are not dissimilar. The river end of Bosmelin has, as previously explained, two bridges which cross the river as they diverge fro
  14. RichardS

    Getting It Level.

    There are many elements to good running on a model railway but the foundation is always the baseboards and this is particularly true on a layout that is designed to be portable. Making sure that the baseboards are straight, true and, where they should be, flat and level is absolutely vital and must not be skimped. I have been keen to ensure that weight is minimised but true to form my baseboards for Bosmelin are starting to get heavier. I shall reduce the weight where possible in due course but at present it is ensuring a level track-bed that is my key objective. As the track-bed is eleva
  15. RichardS

    Getting It Level.

    There are many elements to good running on a model railway but the foundation is always the baseboards and this is particularly true on a layout that is designed to be portable. Making sure that the baseboards are straight, true and, where they should be, flat and level is absolutely vital and must not be skimped. I have been keen to ensure that weight is minimised but true to form my baseboards for Bosmelin are starting to get heavier. I shall reduce the weight where possible in due course but at present it is ensuring a level track-bed that is my key objective. As the track-bed is eleva
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