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Michael’s layout – it moves!

Michael and I continued to build his layout on Wednesday.  Well, I did most of it, as I was giving instructions in how to wire it up, and use a soldering iron – and how to melt the plastic on … Continue reading

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A little more track laying

Sorry, took a bit of a break from blogging over the past week! But a return visit from Michael, and a couple of hours work today completed the track laying for his little layout.  Just the station bay to put … Continue reading

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More work on Michael’s layout

A visit from Michael today, and we continued to lay track on his little layout.  The main circuit is complete, and we just have to finalise, and lay, sidings on both sides of the layout.  Nothing wired up yet, though, … Continue reading

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Going over to the dark side?

I’ve successfully avoided buying European trains over the years – despite being sorely tempted year after year at Stuttgart by ‘Flying Hamburgers.’ But I saw this on N Gauge Forum…. HN4297 Arnold The Berliner Royal Corps of Transport 4 Coach … Continue reading

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My current project…

I am really finding my motivation for model railways rather low at the moment.  This picture, from RMweb I think, sums it all up rather well…. “All the model railway layouts we never got round to building”, an exhibition at … Continue reading

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Another project under way?

No. 1 (and only) son Michael dropped in on Thursday to do a little track planning.  He’s got a couple of Peco Settrack boxes to run his trains on at home, and has now relieved Derek of one of his … Continue reading

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Some smallish layout designs….

I haven’t posted any track plans for a while. So here are a few that have captured my imagination recently.  Alan Whitehouse’s ‘Mini-MSW’ model of the trans-Pennine Woodhead line, a delightful 5′ diameter 2mm fine-scale layout has a successor.  Same … Continue reading

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No internet to guide us?

From the “Micro/Small Model RR Layouts” Facebook page, with permission. Attributed to Al Judy, On30 Railroading. ‘Some very wise words from a long time modeler.  It is a very fair assessment of things by someone who has “been there and … Continue reading

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A Swiss layout under way

Not mine, I hasten to add!!!!  I thought that I had better email Ian Milroy and tell him what I had done with his original Kuritu.  Fortunately he was complementary about the changes, and also sent me some pictures of … Continue reading

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Stewarts Lane – sort of

Amongst all my other projects ongoing, I have two N-club boards that need some railway on them.  So how about squeezing a quart into a pint pot?  Stewarts Lane lay just south of the River Thames in Battersea and was … Continue reading

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