Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

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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Going over to the dark side?

I’ve successfully avoided buying European trains over the years – despite being sorely tempted year after year at Stuttgart by ‘Flying Hamburgers.’ But I saw this on N Gauge Forum…. HN4297 Arnold The Berliner Royal Corps of Transport 4 Coach … Continue reading

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My current project…

I am really finding my motivation for model railways rather low at the moment.  This picture, from RMweb I think, sums it all up rather well…. “All the model railway layouts we never got round to building”, an exhibition at … Continue reading

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Another project under way?

No. 1 (and only) son Michael dropped in on Thursday to do a little track planning.  He’s got a couple of Peco Settrack boxes to run his trains on at home, and has now relieved Derek of one of his … Continue reading

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A little (more) retail therapy

This week seems to have been very busy!  Not much time for modelling, but a little shopping. This was a must to buy – a book of Somerset and Dorset track plans, with lots of interesting photographs and informative captions.  … Continue reading

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Some smallish layout designs….

I haven’t posted any track plans for a while. So here are a few that have captured my imagination recently.  Alan Whitehouse’s ‘Mini-MSW’ model of the trans-Pennine Woodhead line, a delightful 5′ diameter 2mm fine-scale layout has a successor.  Same … Continue reading

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On my workbench – a little TLC

My focus this week has been to tidy up the railway room, and get a little bit more order into things – that has resulted in two black bags of junk going in the dustbin. But I came across some … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 11 – Finished!

Well, the Kuritu rebuild is finished.  There might be a few little things to do, but the layout is definitely ‘substantially complete’, as they say in the trade.  Overall, I’m very happy with the results – one of the best … Continue reading

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