Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

On my workbench #9

It’s been a month of modifications.  It started when I tried to show off the railway to son Michael, and found that when I changed the points, there was a dead short.  So the first task has been to rewire … Continue reading

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On my workbench #8

Not much to report on the workbench….  Too much thinking and not enough modelling over the past month.  And too much exhibition organisation.  But I have thought again about my N-club modules.  I decided that I really did want to … Continue reading

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How do you choose?

Mojo not in good shape this week, so another interesting quote from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog…. How do you choose between two or more equally compelling options? That’s the situation a number of us will face at some point in … Continue reading

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Different strokes for different folks

I was amused by a couple of snippets from this month’s model railway magazines.  Firstly, Hornby magazine, and the most excellent Mansion House.  Stephen Grant says: One of the advantages of a city location is that it is much easier … Continue reading

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On my workbench #7

Delivery of a 450mm wide ‘half’ hollow door has provided a home for my new N-club modules – and indeed any other small layout in the future.  After investing in a stud-wall detector, three large brackets support the door as … Continue reading

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On my workbench #6

Some more progress with buildings for the first module. These two half-relief row houses are Walther’s kits.  The left hand one was salvaged from Earl’s Wood.  The right hand one is new, but the kit has been ‘in stock’ since … Continue reading

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On my workbench #5

More gentle progress – the first two buildings for the modules.  One a Walther’s plastic kit, the other a wood craftsman kit of an ice house.  The photograph is, of course, cruel!  A little touching up of the ice house … Continue reading

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