Category Archives: Layout design

A sort of Minories of my own – 22

Not too much progress on the layout.  I have had a large sort out of my boxes for storing wiring and switches and rationalised them both – and found a number of things that I had lost.  And the good … Continue reading

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Three interesting layout designs….

‘Ian from Cumbria’ linked to his layout blogs on RMweb.  He has developed three excellent plans, and I reproduce them here.  The location is somewhere in the West Country, but the principles could be moved almost anywhere. First, Tredethy Wharf, … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 21

After Christmas, I got back to work on the layout.  The short extension to the baseboard is complete (but needs another coat of paint.)  I’m hoping that this area will also store all the transformers and electronics needed for operation. … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 20 – ch..ch..ch..Changes

As David Bowie would memorably say.  I’ve returned to my little Minories.  I had come to a stop, as I realised that the design still didn’t feel right.  So it was time to wait till some inspiration happened.  It eventually … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I hope that you all get some modelling done in 2023, and actually complete some projects! But here are three modelling challenges to get you going….. A bullet train? A working escalator.  Moving treads are easy (!?!)  Your challenge is … Continue reading

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2022 – a modelling review of the year

For my last post in 2022, I thought that I’d review my modelling for the year.  Despite some weeks where I didn’t venture up to the loft, I seem to have make quite a lot of progress. Saggers Sidings was … Continue reading

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Another project completed….

As a viable alternative to Ron’s drinker’s guide to Germany, here’s another project that I actually finished today. You may recall, I was strengthening my N-mod loop and adding new, folding legs. Here’s the end result.  The leg stays are … Continue reading

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A dangerous hobby?

Who said that model railways are a safe sedate hobby.  Well, this is Australia after all.  I’m surprised that he didn’t show the gigantic spider hiding in the goods shed! This does of course raise the question as to the … Continue reading

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A little basic carpentry….

Modelling continues whilst waiting for the covid all clear (written on Monday.)  No symptoms, but generally knackered.  Here are a couple of shots of the bus depot, with some added figures (BR station staff make good bus crew – similar … Continue reading

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Up the Junction….

A week of fairly mild (I think) covid has at least given me some modelling time – though even scenic work has seemed rather more tiring than usual. My N-club to N-mod junction is just about complete.  I need to … Continue reading

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