Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

Return of the roundy-roundy

Picking up on those posts from the end of 2018 (was it really over two years ago?), I’m not sure whether I have posted these excellent layouts on here before – at least my tagging and indexing isn’t good enough … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 5 – on the road again

The roads are now in place.  I started by raising the level of the board with some thin foam board, as this is so light, and was also the right thickness.  Just need to be careful to use non-vapour adhesives, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 4 – electrics

Next job, the point motors.  The switches are just recessed into the baseboard.  All the switches come off my old ‘Earl’s Wood’ layout.  I think the little plastic push button switch is about 50 years old and came from an … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 3 – it moves!!

A quick update on Kuritu II.  Not much work done, as I’ve spent a lot of time putting up a fence at church, hedge cutting and shredding the prunings.  Plus, of course, rugby and a football match on television caused … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 2

A spare trestle from the original layout made a set of legs for the new one.  Hinged at the back, making it easy to fold up and transport.  And a shelf for controller and tea cups.  I think that this … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 1

I’m still fettling point blades for the Minories, but I thought that I needed a diversion. You may recall that I got Kuritu up and running during the first lockdown last year…. I then ran into the problem that a … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 14 – slow

Not much to report.  I’m back to fighting fit after my vaccination – little in the way of side effects – but haven’t been able to get much enthusiasm for track laying. I’ve added some more rails…. Added the bases … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 13 – a big decision?

And can you guess what it is, from the picture below? I’ve decided to go DCC for this layout.  I’ve already got the point operation bits to operate them on DCC, but I’ll also go for digital train operation.  Why, … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 12 – first track

First, a contrast in packaging….. Believe it or not, these two packages, each from a well known box-shifter, have the same contents.  Namely, two of these aquatic creatures…. They’re lovely models, but I wish that I had remembered that I’d … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 11 – roads

Well, the vapour-free impact glue dropped through the door, and I was able to get going on the railway again.  I had already put together the roof sections for the bridges under the station.  Just a simple girder representation from … Continue reading

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