Category Archives: On my workbench

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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Must resist bargains…..

Now I’m (more or less) retired and living on a pension, I told myself that I will have to cut back my railway spending (except for a few new models when they are finally issued.)  But it’s so very difficult … Continue reading

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On my workbench – module complete

I’ve finished my little module for Stuttgart, and built the box for it to travel in.  It just needs the white line down the middle of the road, and I’m waiting for the appropriate pen in the post.   Here … Continue reading

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On my workbench – a little distraction

With Stuttgart two weeks away, I had to admit that my modules just weren’t going to get finished.  Actually, I was beginning to lose interest in them again.  But I wanted to take something new along, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting 17 October 2018 – and On my Workbench

A good turn out of 10 members at last week’s meeting – but missing the Cha(I)rman who is camping in Mayday Hospital (hopefully out now) with gall stones.  They say they are just observing him – it’s a tough job … Continue reading

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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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