Category Archives: On my workbench

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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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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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 10 – Lessons learnt

Perhaps it’s a little early for a ‘lessons learnt’ for Kuritu, but this seems a good time to reflect, as I haven’t got all that much done this week.  We took the opportunity to go bluebell hunting, finding a fine … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 9

A very pleasant few hours was spent adding people and cars and things to the layout.  Mostly done now, but a few more road signs to add, I think. I’ve now just got the final ballasting and scenery to complete … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 8

My last Tomytec temple building arrived today.  It took a whole 30 minutes to build, and I was able to lay out the buildings on the baseboard to get a reasonable appearance.  I’m sure that this doesn’t match how a … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 7 – Downtown

I’ve had two or three days solid modelling, and the layout shows some real progress.  Having played around with the buildings, I chose what seems to be an interesting layout, and one that allows those with entrances on both sides … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 6

A little more progress on the layout, despite the distractions of fine weather and gardening.  I’ve started the ballasting, and the tram depot has taken shape.  Also on its way are the first two buildings on one end of the … 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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