Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

Covid-19 diary #6

Modelling has slowed over the last few days, as Maxine has recruited me into the garden.  I’m no good at constructive gardening, but demolition…..  We were amazed to find that our old shredder is still working, despite going a bit … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #5

Well, Saturday should have been holding our annual model railway show, N Gauge SouthEast.  Inevitably cancelled.  But some people don’t give up that easily!  Good one Christopher Tank Parker and we’ll make you wear it next year. Meanwhile, back in … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #4

Still standing!  Thought I’d actually have to meet someone today, as the church fire extinguishers were due to be serviced.  But they cancelled and rebooked for next week, so near isolation with Maxine and the budgie continues.  (Oh, I forgot … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #3

Kuritu back in action.  So on to the next job – to complete the two N-club modules that I had started, that contain a small USA switching layout.  I had wondered whether to scrap them and start them over (and … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #2

The new totem (home printed) shows that the Kuritu Line is back in business. As the UK goes into deeper lockdown, I have done more modelling in a week than the previous 6 months.  I completed the new shadow box … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #1

No, I haven’t got it (yet.)  But what better for an introverted, anti-social railway modeller than social distancing?  Having closed down/suspended a model railway show, a model railway club, and a church in one 24-hour period, it was time to … Continue reading

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What could go wrong?

A quick post from Facebook Traction Modelling group – it deserves a wider audience.  This slightly predated health and safety, I think! 1/2 inch scale (larger than Gauge 1) 110V (yes 110) overhead line power supply The loco is powered … Continue reading

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Modelling different eras

I wondered about visiting the Longfield show yesterday, but after a busy day on Friday trotting around Chinatown (and discussing wedding plans with my eldest), inertia set in and the armchair was more attractive.  And whilst I should have written … Continue reading

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Very minimum radii

Again trawling the Traction Facebook site. Volkmar Meier has some interesting 3D printed interurbans and streetcars on Shapeways.  But here he looks at getting the trolleys to go round in ever decreasing circles…. Tomytec drivers, have you ever wondered about … Continue reading

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Two traction micros

A few weeks ago I posted a link to the little micro-layout of the Japanese Gakunan line.  I’ve included the track layout and another picture below… I recently joined the Facebook ‘Traction Model Railroading’ group, that is full of inspiring … Continue reading

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