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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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