Tag Archives: Minories

A Minories of my own – 14 – slow

Not much to report.  I’m back to fighting fit after my vaccination – little in the way of side effects – but haven’t been able to get much enthusiasm for track laying. I’ve added some more rails…. Added the bases … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 13 – a big decision?

And can you guess what it is, from the picture below? I’ve decided to go DCC for this layout.  I’ve already got the point operation bits to operate them on DCC, but I’ll also go for digital train operation.  Why, … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 12 – first track

First, a contrast in packaging….. Believe it or not, these two packages, each from a well known box-shifter, have the same contents.  Namely, two of these aquatic creatures…. They’re lovely models, but I wish that I had remembered that I’d … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 11 – roads

Well, the vapour-free impact glue dropped through the door, and I was able to get going on the railway again.  I had already put together the roof sections for the bridges under the station.  Just a simple girder representation from … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 10 – housekeeping

A little snow in Earlswood meant a lot of modelling time….. I built the simple box that will represent the concourse end of the platforms.  Easy to uncouple a locomotive, too, if it’s not under an overall roof.  The boards … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 9 – still shopping

Yesterday, I put together a ‘kit’ of parts for the second baseboard.  It should appear online in a day or five – not much progress will be made over the weekend with FA Cup football on TV and internet! However, … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 8 – mainly shopping

Cut the holes in the end of the shadowbox for the tracks to enter/exit.  I can think about building the other boards now, I guess.  I also need to think about legs or trestles for the layout, but that might … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 7 – and the first board built

Over the last few days, lockdown has enabled me to carry on working on the layout.  Having marked up and cut out a lot of plywood, I ended up with a kit of parts for the main board.  Looks a … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 6 – under way

A little progress.  I looked at the scenery again, and where the road bridges might get in the way of the point motors.  So I changed the scenery a little.  It will probably change again when I mark things out … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 5 – a few tweaks?

As you realise, not much (if any) progress with the Minories over Christmas.  For the last few days, I blame Amazon Prime, with loads of live football to watch. But, gentle reader, you may recall a design something like the … Continue reading

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