Category Archives: On my workbench

Covid-19 diary #12

Some real progress with the Warwells, at last.  Here are the first three, rolling and coupled, loaded with Cromwell tanks. But it’s been a real game getting there.  I started by using the NGS diamond frame bogies with Farish wheels.  … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #11

A little progress on the workbench… I’ve started a new project, 2 old Chivers LMS horse boxes. But I’ve decided to fit the 2mm Association etched chassis (using Farish wheels in the special axles to fit these etches.)  Such tiny … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #10

Still here!  People are writing a lot about the psychological effects of Covid-19.  In the Bartlett household lock-in is definitely having strange effects.  I spent 3 hours digging in the garden yesterday and 3 today.  Never mind the psychology – … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #9

Still not much modelling….. In fact, Michael has run more trains than me.  He invested in a circle of Peco Settrack, and I passed on a Gaugemaster controller I had bought cheap, ‘just in case.’  (Handed over at the door … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #8

Not much actual modelling done over the past few days, but a lot of sorting out of the loft space.  I have, however, followed my conscience and been helping Mrs B with the gardening.  It’s fun when you get an … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #7

The mojo has returned!  I have retired again to the loft.  I’m afraid that Kuritu was just taking up too much space in the wrong place, so it’s getting moved.  At the moment, it’s on its side on some chairs, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #6

Modelling has slowed over the last few days, as Maxine has recruited me into the garden.  I’m no good at constructive gardening, but demolition…..  We were amazed to find that our old shredder is still working, despite going a bit … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #5

Well, Saturday should have been holding our annual model railway show, N Gauge SouthEast.  Inevitably cancelled.  But some people don’t give up that easily!  Good one Christopher Tank Parker and we’ll make you wear it next year. Meanwhile, back in … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #4

Still standing!  Thought I’d actually have to meet someone today, as the church fire extinguishers were due to be serviced.  But they cancelled and rebooked for next week, so near isolation with Maxine and the budgie continues.  (Oh, I forgot … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #3

Kuritu back in action.  So on to the next job – to complete the two N-club modules that I had started, that contain a small USA switching layout.  I had wondered whether to scrap them and start them over (and … Continue reading

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