Category Archives: On my workbench

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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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 3 – it moves!!

A quick update on Kuritu II.  Not much work done, as I’ve spent a lot of time putting up a fence at church, hedge cutting and shredding the prunings.  Plus, of course, rugby and a football match on television caused … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 2

A spare trestle from the original layout made a set of legs for the new one.  Hinged at the back, making it easy to fold up and transport.  And a shelf for controller and tea cups.  I think that this … Continue reading

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