Category Archives: On my workbench

More retail therapy (and some trains)

Oh dear – another impulse buy of three rather expensive books.  But they’re a brilliant read…. Three volumes of Peter Tatlow’s magnum opus on railway cranes, new and old, little and large.  I’m never going to use this for modelling … Continue reading

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Retail therapy time

I managed to escape the 2mm show without buying anything (unlike Simon), but I came close to buying a set of baseboards.  And I would have if they’d been at the show, and not needing a long journey to collect.  … Continue reading

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Coming to the end of 2021

I’m looking back at 2021, and wonder what I actually achieved, railway-wise.  I’ve had a few months where I have done little modelling, and all my projects seem to have stalled.  But let’s look at the good things this year… … Continue reading

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Did I really buy all these books?

Wondering why I haven’t got much modelling done recently, I decided to have a good tidy up of my books and models.  I started in our lounge, and collected all the railway books that were lurking in various corners, to … Continue reading

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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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