Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

Legs, legs, legs

Many moons ago, just before the first 2020 lockdown Derek Apps used the end of the plywood we used for the new ESNG fiddleyard to cut me the parts for two 4′ x 1′ boards, to make ‘super’ dashboards for … Continue reading

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More diversions!

Another couple of diversions from the true faith of N gauge trains…… Firstly, I spotted this plastic kit a while back.  It took a while for it to arrive from deepest China, as the model is sold out in the … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions

It’s not wise to make New Year resolutions – they just get broken (see yesterday’s post.)  But is also seems wise to put together a list of railway projects for 2022.  I need a list and some direction to get … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 15 – reboot?

I was just getting back into my Minories, and coming to terms with the Finetrax points and making the point blades.  Then I saw this (I thought it must be coming, as Wayne Kinney has already done it for a … Continue reading

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Coming to the end of 2021

I’m looking back at 2021, and wonder what I actually achieved, railway-wise.  I’ve had a few months where I have done little modelling, and all my projects seem to have stalled.  But let’s look at the good things this year… … Continue reading

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More ill gotten gains

I recently had a text from a lady down in Smallfield, whose father, at the age of 98 (!!!) had decided to give up ‘N’ gauge modelling – having started it in his 80’s.  After looking at what he had … Continue reading

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Did I really buy all these books?

Wondering why I haven’t got much modelling done recently, I decided to have a good tidy up of my books and models.  I started in our lounge, and collected all the railway books that were lurking in various corners, to … Continue reading

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Michael’s layout – it moves!

Michael and I continued to build his layout on Wednesday.  Well, I did most of it, as I was giving instructions in how to wire it up, and use a soldering iron – and how to melt the plastic on … Continue reading

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A little more track laying

Sorry, took a bit of a break from blogging over the past week! But a return visit from Michael, and a couple of hours work today completed the track laying for his little layout.  Just the station bay to put … Continue reading

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More work on Michael’s layout

A visit from Michael today, and we continued to lay track on his little layout.  The main circuit is complete, and we just have to finalise, and lay, sidings on both sides of the layout.  Nothing wired up yet, though, … Continue reading

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