Category Archives: On my workbench

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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On my workbench – one project complete

A while back I reported on me repainting Microtrains and Atlas coaches into Lehigh Valley colours.   These coaches are not exactly right for LV heavyweights, but they’ll do the job.  And I have finished the repaints – plus four … Continue reading

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On my workbench – mostly for the gloat box!

I’ve not made a lot of progress with railways recently, perhaps completing more shopping than actual modelling.  But here are a few odds and ends from the gloat box. Repainting Microtrains and Atlas coaches into Lehigh Valley colours continues.  Having … Continue reading

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