Category Archives: On my workbench

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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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 1

I’m still fettling point blades for the Minories, but I thought that I needed a diversion. You may recall that I got Kuritu up and running during the first lockdown last year…. I then ran into the problem that a … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #31

Not much modelling progress, but pre-lockdown I did raid Champions in Dorking and came back with a stock of 6mm plywood.  The wood is all flat – the photo makes it look twisted. I’ve been looking at the mysterious boxes … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #30

Still no modelling progress.  It’s been great to see some of the club on Zoom, but I’m pining for club nights and exhibitions – and that’s a surprise for an anti-social loner like myself!  Still – I have read a … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #29 – Planning failures!

Progress on the railway continues to be limited to say the least.  I continue to try and plan my next railway with little success.  So many ideas, and so few that really excite!  But the last few weeks have been … Continue reading

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