Tag Archives: Minories

And complete….

And all the track is down, and the joints soldered.  I have to admit, that laying PECO code 80 is really rather easy, compared to code 55 and even easier than hand laid track.  Next job, wiring, then a coat … Continue reading

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Tracklaying started….

A major step forward as track laying starts on the modules.  I’ve got the main track lengths in place on one board.  I am very happy with the way that the two sets of lines sweep across the board. I … Continue reading

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Slightly unhinged

A little more progress on the modules.  Hinges have been fitted between the two boards.  Despite great care in setting them out parallel and square, the boards didn’t quite shut square.  A little basic geometry and similar triangles allowed me … Continue reading

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Standing on my own 4 feet

Just a quick update.  The new boards are complete, painted (apart from the sides to be a darker colour) and standing on its own legs.  I should be laying track next week. And just a few more legs to keep … Continue reading

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Legs, legs, legs

Many moons ago, just before the first 2020 lockdown Derek Apps used the end of the plywood we used for the new ESNG fiddleyard to cut me the parts for two 4′ x 1′ boards, to make ‘super’ dashboards for … Continue reading

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More diversions!

Another couple of diversions from the true faith of N gauge trains…… Firstly, I spotted this plastic kit a while back.  It took a while for it to arrive from deepest China, as the model is sold out in the … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions

It’s not wise to make New Year resolutions – they just get broken (see yesterday’s post.)  But is also seems wise to put together a list of railway projects for 2022.  I need a list and some direction to get … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 15 – reboot?

I was just getting back into my Minories, and coming to terms with the Finetrax points and making the point blades.  Then I saw this (I thought it must be coming, as Wayne Kinney has already done it for a … Continue reading

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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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