Category Archives: On my workbench

Too true….

From the always interesting ‘The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews‘.  Certainly sums up my approach to modelling….. And for no reason but that it amused me, here’s the earliest (1512) known image of ‘Don’t throw the baby … Continue reading

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On my workbench #9

It’s been a month of modifications.  It started when I tried to show off the railway to son Michael, and found that when I changed the points, there was a dead short.  So the first task has been to rewire … Continue reading

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On my workbench #8

Not much to report on the workbench….  Too much thinking and not enough modelling over the past month.  And too much exhibition organisation.  But I have thought again about my N-club modules.  I decided that I really did want to … Continue reading

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On my workbench #7

Delivery of a 450mm wide ‘half’ hollow door has provided a home for my new N-club modules – and indeed any other small layout in the future.  After investing in a stud-wall detector, three large brackets support the door as … Continue reading

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On my workbench #6

Some more progress with buildings for the first module. These two half-relief row houses are Walther’s kits.  The left hand one was salvaged from Earl’s Wood.  The right hand one is new, but the kit has been ‘in stock’ since … Continue reading

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On my workbench #5

More gentle progress – the first two buildings for the modules.  One a Walther’s plastic kit, the other a wood craftsman kit of an ice house.  The photograph is, of course, cruel!  A little touching up of the ice house … Continue reading

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On my workbench #4

Progress!  The second board for my N-club modules is wired and the three point motors fitted.  The wiring looks neater in the photograph than in reality, but it is at least all held in place with hot glue, and the … Continue reading

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