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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all Roof under way what a PITA doing individual tiles. The tiles are 8 mm X 4mm, 2mm square graph paper was stuck on the card to make the tiles easy to cut. Hopefully it won't look too rustic once the roof is done and painted the one slipped tile is deliberate. Being only a very small section of roof any more than one slipped tile would be over doing it. I can probably add two more slipped tiles on the larger section of roof without over doing it. regards John
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  4. The start of another year with this well-travelled time-served microlayout! The layout gets a once fortnightly test prior to its first exhibition in February. The 4ft long Christmas Tree box for transporting the layout didn't work as I nearly dropped it! So the box went to Stowmarket Railway Club for transporting G scale track. So back to normal car boot loading for New Walmington Pier!
  5. Absolutely nothing has happened yet other than selling the Bachmann MPV as it would be too cumbersome for a micro layout, but I was in Worksop today visiting a small (and I mean small) exhibition! Took these on my travels: Plasser 08-16 4x4C-RT Tamper at Ely 18/01/2020. DR 97505 at one end of 69.70 Robel Mobile Maintenance Train at Retford 18/01/2020 DR 97805 at other end of 69.70 Robel Mobile Maintenance Train at Retford 18/01/2020.
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  7. All around our world different engineers designed vehicles which seemingly suited the circumstances with which they were dealing.Across the British railway network, and particularly on some of the light railways which sprang to life after the Light Railways Act 1896, there were a number of unusual locomotives and railcars.This article focusses on two locomotives - Gazelle and Old Chainey.http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/01/02/unusual-small-locomotives-and-railcars-part-1 Three further unusual locomotives/railcars. ....The first was the first Michelin Pneumatic-Tyred Railcar (Type No.9) in the UK. The second are locomtives designed to serve the narrow gauge lines in The Guinness Factory i Dublin and a clever conversion vehicle which allowed the same locos to proviide traction on the Irish Standard Gauge as well. The third are railcars that were used by Colonel Stephens on a number of his Light Railways. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/01/03/unusual-locomotives-and-railcars-part-2
  8. Yes, Micromodeller. I enjoy investigating and reading about railways.
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all Where I am at now with the card experiment Sorry about poor mobile phone picture regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all l A little bit further have had issues with miss matched download sizes so have to resolve that some how I may have to re-draw the second section myself The green glazing looks a lot darker than it is. As this is just an experiment in card the KISS principle works for me. The Railway Employees don't like this place strange things happen and have been seen here. Trains don't stop here anymore, they just get passed the place as fast as the legal speed limit will allow regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi Franco Don't think the blade edge is the problem (Brand new blades) just the nut at the controls πŸ˜€ All a learning experience, but I do think a longer slimmer blade might be more helpful than the shorter fatter blade I am using. regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    For being an absolute beginner you're dealing very well with the material I'd just say that perhaps a sharper blade would be advisable, but judging from pictures is always difficult so you can even not consider this part of the answer
  14. Yes there is a high risk of the train magnet picking up the pin and as a result the pin jamming and possibly chewing up the gears Noting your not an electrician comment, I would suggest getting a second hand wiring your layout book as I assume from your comment that the layout is DC and not DCC So an older DC only wiring book will help you no end. If however I am wrong and your layout is DCC then a new up to the minute wiring book would be helpful. Given your description of the problem I would think wiring an on off switch across the gap would perhaps be a better solution Are you able to up load a picture so I can see what the track layout looks like. wiring a layout properly is not the scary thing it seems once you know how it works and how to wire it up properly. Most railway modelers are not electricians so they had to learn how to as well that where a forum comes in handy to find out what you don't know so you can then do. regards John
  15. Between Christmas and New Year and today in the garage: First stage ground build up to sleeper level on New Year's Eve. Electrics completed and tested on 05/01/20. Because I am so ham-fisted with electrics, even simple electrics I usually have a eureka moment when something I wired up works!! Now realised that because of 28.75ins board length I can only run one tram on each track! Therefore will re-design tram stop set-up to staggered shelters.
  16. I have a loop layout and by fixing two points together I get an inner loop, unfortunately when I switch rails I lose power as the rail connection is cut, I can place a pin across points to reestablish connection as I am not an electrician my question is this, are there problems in me doing this?
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all progress is deliberately slow as I am not familiar with card as a model material I have found the windows and outer frames particularly hard. As to what scale call it tin scale as it is a just over halved "O" scale toy train building Regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all Well what do you do with the left over Christmas cards don't throw them out. Turn them into buildings or at least like me experiment with card buildings. Don't know if this one will get finished or not have made a couple that had to be scraped and only have a few cards. But have discovered it can be a bit fiddly to get relief, I lost a couple due to destroyed windows door looks OK Have threatened for years to have a go now I am, window frames are fun NOT regards John
  19. This will be a small diorama build of 240mm x 110mm. The build is to depict a small piece of history where I am from called Brusselton Incline. The diorama will have a steam and coal theme to it. More to follow tomorrow with pictures....
  20. Happy new year Dave.🍻
  21. Dave the trams micro layout looks good in the scale model scenes baseboard.
  22. Dave you have managed to take some nice pictures of the trams up in Edinburgh. I hope you enjoyed your holiday break.
  23. New Walmington Pier009 Edwardian seaside pier tramwayLayout website has been reinstalled as:www.walmingtonpier.webs.com
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    The MSLR in OO scale

    Hi all Well its been a long time since I did anything for the MSLR I have started painting speed signs just need flat finish now but its just to HOT at the moment we have had three weeks of high thirty's low forties temperatures So just gluing the arrow on and painting the arrow and numbers was a bit of a problem in its self. These are the only signs in the pack that I can use. I would have preferred lower speeds say about 15 mph but since they are the max speed permitted by the Light Railways Act I can get away with them. regards John
  25. Thanks Dave, I have loaded another picture of some modelling I managed today on the diorama. A line side fence has been added and will just need some weathering. A small stone wall has been added to resemble the remains of a hut. This will also be weathered and undergrowth will be added.
  26. Dave that’s handy having a model shop 250 yds from the hotel.πŸ˜‰
  27. Nice pictures Dave, I hope you enjoyed your deserved break.
  28. Lunchtime visit to Harburn Hobbies - only 250 yards from my hotel and bought these to complete my electrics for the new 'All Cars Stop Here θ«‹εœ¨ζ­€η«™εœθ»Š'
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