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Board meeting The baseboard is complete apart from the back scene supports but those are in hand...

Moving Along Well progress has been slow but steady over the last few weeks...

Ross Rotary Club presents the forth model railway exhibition Hereford Times OVER the weekend of August 20-21, Ross-on-Wye Rotary Club will be holding their forth Model Railway Exhibition at John Kyrle High School...

Cast First Time There's nothing quite so encouraging as a new master and mould producing a perfect casting at the first go...

Mannin When the big box arrived last week, my dad and I were in a hurry to get it open...

Helping preserve Deeping St James's railway heritage Photo: SG140716-110TW...

Warehouse Wednesday: Converted hangars Last week, I looked at the grass-covered hangars at Cosford...

Chimney Pots... As promised here is the way I make the chimney pots for my houses...

Radio Control Van No.3 The van contains batteries and radio control equipment, and powers several of the electrically powered locos...

More trees and bushes I've busied myself doing some more trees and bushes...

Burnham and District Model Railway Club support St Margaret's Hospice The group recently presented a cheque for £331.39 to Taunton's community fundraiser, Sharon Pavey...

Burnham and District Model Railway Club support St Margaret's ... This is The West Country St Margaret's Hospice would like to thank Burnham and District Model Railway Club for their support to the charity...

Engine Side Mastered I think the first side of 150 is ready to be covered in pink gunge to make one of the two moulds which I will require...

Model railway day EXMOOR Coast Railway Modellers are offering an exciting day for all railway enthusiasts on Saturday, August 6, by presenting Exmoor Rail...

Colron replacement Sean asks: I came across your Blog by pure chance I was looking for information about a replacement product for colron wood dye, for use on plastic stone kits any info would be a great help...

Gamecock in 009: bodywork... James Sent from my iPhone...

Examples of Richard Hendrickson freight cars I showed his open-car loads in two earlier posts, links to which are below...

A happy customer service story It's the second one to be installed, the first having rapidly fallen to bits because the electrician brought in to fit it bought cheap rubbish...

Bringing Up The Rear. It's been a while since I last worked on a brake van, so I decided to try something different with this Bachmann model...

Almost Done... As you saw in my last post, I cut out all of the out building parts ready for them to be assembled...

Gamecock in 009: chassis finished...

Working to a Plan The first thing that I did on Saturday was to check out how the ballast heaps had dried on my 11 ballast inserts for my ballast wagons...

Palmy Rail-X 2016 Again this year I joined the peanut galley to make models while the masses loo on in mostly bemusement...

Fresh Air Himself has set a new benchmark in the drive for customer satisfaction with the glazing for the Disco Car...

Flash - saviour of the universe! According to the label, they were returned models that had been checked and were OK...

New photo from Facebook July 23, 2016 at 03:25PM Pennsy in the foreground, Colorado Midland in the back...

Project 16 - Station Throat From left to right, down headshunt, down main line, up main line, up siding, goods shed siding, crane siding...

Large scale model aircraft - Cosford 2016 Perhaps a little less of the later would have been nice as it was at the 15mph limit that the 1/3rd scale WW1 planes can fly in, but otherwise ideal...

More progress on the warehouse Starting with bedding in the building and adding the now familiar neglected feel to the end of the sidings. Just need a light airbrush of general gunk colour to tie it all together...

It just came to pieces in my hands... However continued thinking reached the conclusion that it would be a diorama that cannot be displayed as it has no cover, and would be a little oversize just for photography...

Route cards, Part 14 — still more examples This is the fourth post in a series which primarily displays a range of prototype route cards from the collection of Ralph Heiss...

Groveton Scenery With the main portions of the mill structures complete, I turned my attention to the scenic elements of the Groveton paper mill area...

Groundwork Days... The point rodding has been postponed yet again, as I didn't really fancy the idea of firing up the soldering iron in the current heatwave...

New Doors Part of my plan for building Observation Car 150 is to make use of my existing masters...

Bachmann Action Depot As I say in the film, I wondered if the mechanism could be converted for a more scale layout...

Many Happy Returns.. What you see above is just that, in the foreground is some 3D...

Mudcreek Days and Model Railway Weekend are on schedule Mudcreek Days and Model Railway Weekend are on schedule Kings County Register / Advertiser The Nova Scotia Division began building its railway some eight years ago, Timmons noted, and it regularly attends model...

Getting Dirty With the body colour airbrushed I opted to brush paint the remaining colours, it really didn't seem worth the effort of masking up when the job is easy enough with a brush...

7mm halt, overhead wires and a Toad in BRM There's more scenicing going on than normal from me in this month's BRM...

Wordless Wednesday #131

Sentinel 7109 Re-Joyced! 9th July 2016 was a day for celebration as Sentinel 7109 was officially renamed 'Joyce' by visiting Antiques Roadshow expert and railway author Paul Atterbury...

Porthgain in 009: plates fitted... These have added the finishing touch to my model of Porthgain - and look great!...

Side One The most rapid and dramatic progress during a carriage build comes right at the start of the process when I make up the first of the body sides...

"It was twenty years ago today" That famous opening line from the Beatles' Sergeant Peppers album seems appropriate for this post as it marks 20 years since work started on Philip's Creek...

The Miner's Fed. Already looking a bit grubby, the National Coal Board's new Sentinel diesel has been at work on Maudetown Colliery's rail network for the past few weeks...

Warehouse Wednesday: Grass top hangers Last week, I wondered how it would be possible to model the curved roof of a light industrial unit...

Testing of Importing Facebook Posts Home About Me Concept Layout Gallery PC/Conrail Equipment Pennsy Equipment Track Plan Videos...

Oops. . . Daylight painted Baggage-Horse car...

Upgrading an Accurail BREX reefer Thus some decisions about how to do this model had already been made by Richard, and I decided not to second-guess those...

Finalizing artwork for our Baggage-Horse. . . Having fun finalizing our artwork for the upcoming Wheels of Time N scale 80-ft Baggage-Horse Express cars with a few corrections to boot!...

Railway open day showcases historically accurate model of pre-1950s Twickenham Station Richmond and Twickenham Times...

Railway exhibition is a hit with enthusiasts Model railway enthusiasts steamed their way to Whittlesey at the weekend for a joint exhibition put on by March and District Model Railway Club and 1st Whittlesey Scouts...

Building a quick and simple voltmeter Sometimes, knowing the voltage coming out of a circuit can be very handy...

A Few Detail Parts for the Rails These items were designed as a result of a request from a modeller so if you have an idea contact me and I will see what can be done...

RTL01 and former VR ballast hoppers Know too much about this oddities history except it was used...

Milton Keynes Model Railway Society on the right tracks to success This is the perfect chance for railway modellers to look around the society's facilities with a view to becoming a member...

Curves I have begun work on 150 which has meant tackling one of the trickiest bits right from the outset, the subtle reverse curve on the waist line of the carriage at the front end...

Model railway club on right track with exhibition day Members of Sleaford and District Model Railway Club were delighted with the response to their first ever working exhibition since forming just over three years ago...

Making pit props Phil Parker I've been making models most of my life starting with a bag of balsa offcuts and a trail of badly painted Airfix kits...

Awngate at Pevensey Bay Next Saturday I'll be taking Awngate to the Pevensey Bay MRC Exhibitio n...

Little Jobbies A quickie! just a quick job and another wagon added to the stock box this week...

Bits and Pieces Apart from this I could not get motivated to do much on the layout this weekend...

Gainsborough model railway celebrating its 70th anniversary ... Market Rasen Mail In 1946 a number of young men met and decided to pool their model railway equipment to make a railway to amuse the children...

Condon Ballast Wagon I picked it up for a quid from a box at Stafford show a few months ago...

Blimey, that's torn it. Underhill and I have a booking for late August so today I removed the end of the station board and started laying out Underhill Town in earnest...

Evolution on the rails, it’s often faster than we realize I recently wrote on how quickly Fort Stockton, Texas has changed...

Route cards, Part 13 — other examples The previous two posts in this series contain examples of the prototype route cards in the collection of Ralph Heiss...

Morpeth MkIV I've been referring to this version of Morpeth as Mk IV to myself through such things as labelling the folder where the photos I've been taking have been stored on my computer...

Model railway exhibition on track Model railway exhibition on track Farnham Herald All things miniature rail will be on show at the 8th Alton Scout Group headquarters in Anstey Park on Sunday, from 10.30am-4pm...

You can take the boy out of the town... Bexhill Observer But Eddie, patron of the independent, voluntarily-run museum, wanted to share the family's enjoyment of it...

Above & Beyond My appeal for a few measurements of Observation Carriage 150 to check the accuracy of my homemade drawing has been answered - and in spades...

Project 16 - Down Siding Landscape On the east side of the cattle dock at Crewkerne was a coal office but the coal stacks were on the other side of an adjacent siding...

German pizza in NGW Bit of a surprise in WH Smiths yesterday - my "pizza" layout appears in the latest issue of Narrow Gauge World magazine...

July 13 - Hello, progress. Mostly out of necessity! I need my hobby time to stay sane! hehehe...

June NRAIL projects Just some shots of my projects that I had going at the end of June...

Kiwamura Residential: phase two photos Love the placement of the old bridge here in this area to bridge the two sections!...

Miniature rail world at Barrow Park Miniature rail world at Barrow Park NW Evening Mail The circuit for 3.5inch and 5inch gauge locomotives is operated by the model engineering section of the Furness Model Railway Club, which was founded in 1956...

Groveton Paper Mill Update Over the past 2 months I have slowly chipped away at the core buildings in the Groveton Paper Mill scene on the layout...

Airbrushing The Hudswell Clarke has been awaiting a paint job for some time, it was last seen having coats of primer and gaps filled...

Bachmann operating gravel car I've always been a fan of operating accessories for railway modellers...

July 14th iPhone Overview Video Another quick iPhone update video...

Red Shed Ready My recreation of an ex-EWS Class 66 is complete and waiting to work its next load of stone hoppers from Peak Forest, Derbyshire...

Who let the cat in? Picking up where I left off last time, a few more dark pictures...

Excellence and Perfection From Hedley Junction: eware: excellence and perfection are too different beasts: excellence is achievable while perfection isn't...

Design Time Before I can begin on a model of 150 I'm going to have to create my drawing for it because apparently there is no such thing as an official one...

Renumbering locos for Hornby Collectors Club Trouble is, even if they release a different number model every 6 months, many classes would take years to work through...

Kerr Stuarts at Creech Bottom... James Sent from my iPhone...

Wordless Wednesday Visit the post for more...

An interesting Hendrickson gondola project In this post, I describe and illustrate that project, for what may be learned from it...

Braided Flexible Hose Leading up to the March 6th 2016 deadline for the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway, I was faced with many outstanding jobs to get Sentinel 7109 in steam for the event...

09 April 2016, Narrow Gauge South, Sparsholt College, Winchester Those who like to keep count would have spotted no less than 29 narrow gauge layouts amongst the 51 stands present, which included most of the specialist traders for this end of the hobby and a number of societies,...

Wordless Wednesday #11

Foreign Territory - LMS For one fully immersed in BR I felt like a foreigner on a visit to The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway last week, a 3.5 mile stretch of line in the Lake District...

Red Shed In the next issue of Model Rail magazine , we're running a Masterclass of the Class 66, a true design classic if ever there was one...

Warehouse Wednesday: Light industrial unit Obviously the brickwork and doors are easy enough, but that roof and wall material is shaped and bends around the top of the building...

The wire is up! Now in a perfect world, be it 1:1 or 4mm:1', all span poles would be evenly spaced around the curve, in reality street infrastructure such power poles, driveways and other obstacles...

Eddie Izzard opens museum exhibit of childhood model railway Eddie Izzard opens museum exhibit of childhood model railway - BBC BBC News Eddie Izzard shows off a restored family train set at Bexhill Museum which he built as a boy with his brother while their mother was dying...

Gainsborough Model Railway Society celebrating 70th anniversary Gainsborough Model Railway Society celebrating 70th anniversary Gainsborough Standard To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Gainsborough Model Railway Society the club is holding an open day on Sunday, July 17,...

Going Large - on the Forge A great deal of life has happened to keep me off the blog, but I won't burden you with that kind of stuff...

Follow me! Ever had the feeling some one or some thing is following you?...

Venting Frustration I don't think I've ever had a model before where I have left off so many bits in error...

Plan pdf I've decided to add a pdf of the plan I posted the other day...

Choosing a soldering iron The first thing to realize is that there are two types of iron - those with the heating element inside the bit and those with the bit inside the element...

August 2016 issue of AMRM is at the printer This issue's feature layout is John Harriott's rather spectacular rendition in HO scale of the outer end of the now long closed Tumut-Batlow branch in southern NSW...

Amberley Rail Gala 2016 This year there were more than enough volunteers to man the 009 society stand...

Useful modelling suppliers During last week's course, I promised the attendees that I'd put a couple of posts up to provide a little more information...

Demeritt Cannery - Planted Got the track in Waterbury ballasted, added some additional scenic texturing, and planted the ridge of trees behind the Demeritt Cannery...

Gamecock in 009: flycranks fitted... The Small Run Batch Peckett has been waiting for a bit more work for a few months now...

Route cards, Part 12 — more examples In a previous post, I showed a number of prototype route cards from the collection of Ralph Heiss, and commented on the various switching and train identifications they appear to have been used for...

A Smorgasbord Power supply Whilst I was in Scotland a few weeks ago exhibiting "Steam on the Cambrian" I took the opportunity to join MERG...

Out of place wagons. Driving home from Peak Forest today I spotted something unusual whilst driving over the quarry line near Peak Dale...

That time of the year again For those of you how live close to palmy, on the 23rd and 24th of this month there is a Railx on at the normal location...

Firing On All Cylinders What better place to spend the time but in the shed? I started off by making 12 on/off signs on the label maker so I can put these on my various control panels...

Don't Forget The Bogies There I was thinking I was almost done with 117 and ready to hand it over to Himself to knock up a brass roof and solder up some of the pesky Superbarn handrails when I realised I hadn't made up the bogies yet...

Smallspace 2016 With this years HaMeX Smallspace event celebrating my favourite spacecraft - the Space 1999 Eagle - even getting lost coming off the motorway wasn't going to stop me visiting...

Volume 5 No. 2, Passenger Car Diaphragms The S Scale Journal The Online Journal of the S Scale SIG Volume 5 No...

Row Of Houses Update... This took some considerable time as there were loads of repetitive cutting out and wrapping of covers layers...

Laying foundations, and experiments with station buildings... I had planned to start work on the point rodding this week, but unfortunately I've mislaid an etch for the cranks, and other bits and pieces...

Rockford Files and Railroads? I guess an alternative title could have been "Railfanning through watching shows from the golden era of television," which is to me shows from the 1960s-early 1980s...

Thinking Through A Rail Siding Over the past couple of weeks I've been steadily working on the refurbishment of Morpeth's scenery...

David Heaton etching Last week I dropped in to an art exhibition on my way through town...

Throwback Thursday, better late than never Albionyard-back-on-track/ Well all went well overnight, or part of it...

Project 16 - Cattle Dock The cattle dock at Crewkerne had a brick platform, unlike the stone block station platforms...

Model railway exhibition set to enthrall visitors Model railway exhibition set to enthrall visitors Bromsgrove Standard MAKE tracks for St Laurence Church in Alvechurch this Saturday where a model railway exhibition is sure to enthrall visitors...

Screen Time It's the small screens that divide the saloon from the vestibules...

Loco on the plank A quick post today showing the a loco posed on my new photo plank...

Ole! My 24Kv AC electric railway diorama is now complete and I've been running a variety of locomotives up and down the 4ft of track successfully...

From idea into reality One of the pleasures of working at Wheels of Time is bringing an idea into reality...

Parts storage vs, junk, Part 2 In the first post in this series, I showed a Jack Delano photo of a car repair track at Proviso Yard in Chicago, emphasizing the neatly stacked truck sideframes and bolsters that are visible in that photo...

A tree and a bush, and with leaves Today I made an attempt to make a tree and a bush using Noch Leaves...

Loco works As part of my current 'finishing things' purge I've made some progress on a couple of locos and a coach...

Today we make a photo plank My laptop will work and I won't forget anything vital...

Wordless Wednesday #130

Ole! As mentioned, a week or so ago, I've been working on a diorama to test the new range of Peco 'OO' gauge overhead wire equipment...

Wordless Wednesday Home Albion Yard Gallery for Warley About Fifteen Minute Heroes Projects / Review Page Albion Yard Images Exhibition Manager Information & Diary DCC Sound Pannier Conversion Severn & Dean Bob Barlow RIP...

Youtube video of A Town Like Alice model railway at the Hobsons Bay Model Railway Exhibition 2016 A Town Like Alice is featured, about 9:14 in...

The Bits You Don't See Part of its purpose is to help keep the top of the bodyside straight and give the shell some strength...

Warehouse Wednesday: London Canal Museum I thought it would be sensible to add the London Canal Museum to the list...

THE Christmas Model Railway Show, Manchester 2016! Following the success of Manchester Model Railway Society's relaunched city centre exhibition in 2015, the Society has today...

Some improvement Spent the better part of a rainy Independence Day working on a set of platforms and walkways for the feed mill...

New clubhouse for model railway New clubhouse for model railway Lancashire Evening Post Model railway enthusiasts are on track to a great future after the opening of their new clubhouse at the weekend...

A Town Like Alice the model railway at Hobsons Bay Exhibition 2016 The new venue lighting is the best I have ever seen, we didn't bother with setting up the lights in the end...

Some more Fine Detail and 7mm Scale Signals - Offset Brackets Here are some 3D renders of the signals showing the detail level...

Production lines Everyone on Thursday's course will be building a simple "photo plank"...

Like all period tramways the LVET is to close This includes the layout with the power supplies, the unfinished projects e.g...

Soyokaze Building Base Build I had a little situation with the back pink foam pieces I put in...

Route cards, Part 11 — examples I have recently received a number of most interesting examples of prototype route cards, the small cards attached to freight cars by car clerks as an aid to yard crews or local train crews in clearly identifying...

Ugh, what a mess... Yesterday I added the cinder fill ballast to the area on both sides of the mainline and the cannery and Derby & Ball spur in Waterbury...

Sunday Operating Session Update The north bound Brisbane Limited Express travels across the Cougal Spiral on its way towards South Brisbane Interstate Station...

Not Something You See Every Day... I was lucky enough to be passing Great Rocks Junction yesterday as a 6-car Turbostar pootled up to the signalbox to claim the token for the line onwards towards Tunstead Quarry...

I'm Glad That's Done So in the end I decided to tackle one of my least favourite jobs: the corridor connections...

Around Eden Since the last blog I have been able to move some more HO items at the Epping exhibition at Thornleigh held over the Queens Birthday weekend...

The Biscuit Shed Every building has a history, and so it transpires that the Biscuit Shed at Farthing was in fact the original goods shed for the erstwhile North & South Junction Railway...

Non specialist modelling equipment I'm preparing for the course I'll run on Thursday by buying in some of the supplies needed when a group of people are doing some modelling...

O gauge Waratah Models NSWGR PHG and Model FX 5 ton gantry crane for sale After a false start I have been given these two models to sell on behalf of a friend that does not have the internet the first is a Waratah Models PHG with wheels and bearings along with a Model FX...

Productive Weekend Peter is more at home up a tree...

Project 16 - 6 Month Review Having spent most of my working life planning and managing development projects I have been conditioned to set and work towards milestones...

More for the Beatties collection I've bagged a few more goodies to add and I know people are interested...

Track, the finishing touches... After several washes of Humbrol 'Light and Dark Earth' enamels, plus a little 'Track Colour' thrown in for good measure, the track is coming to life...

North of the border. I had the pleasure of taking "Steam on the Cambrian" out to the Perth model railway club's exhibition last weekend...

Four Steps At A Time When a carriage gets to this stage of a build you end up with what seems like an ever-lengthening list of small details to complete it...

Ask and ye shall recieve Result: I reckon about 15kg of lead suitable for weighting model railways and boats...

Reflections on layout visits In this post, I want to offer a few thoughts about layout visits...

Mending my ways I'm a bit of a lightening artist and so end up with half finished projects in draws and on shelves all over the place so yesterday I decided that it was time I sorted out a few locos that didn't run properly or had...

Eddie Izzard to open family's model railway exhibition Eddie Izzard to open family's model railway exhibition Bexhill Observer With the expertise of the Bexhill Model Railway Club, the layout has been lovingly rebuilt and restored to working condition during six months'...

Dust & Rust I've just welcomed another item of rolling stock to my 'O' gauge fleet, in the form of a Parkside Dundas kit of the iconic BR 16ton mineral wagon...

M wagon finished Livery appears to be rust brown so a quick spray with Humbrol 70 did the job...

Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad 3D Printing Industry These classes also allow those learning there to customize their own model railway layouts...

July Website Cover Noteworthy BR Trains on the West of England Mainline #2 Surbiton - Okehampton Car Carrier With the summer holiday season swinging into action the website cover features the first of three holiday trains...

Bexhill MRC Exhibiton 2016 The Bexhill model railway club have there Exhibition on Aug 13'th...

Catastrophe Himself returned from holiday last week to an unwelcome surprise...

M wagon body Four plastic sides, easy enough you might think, and you'd be nearly right...

Throwing a little light on the subject Generally I'm not really a fan of layouts with lights as many of them tend to look like Christmas trees...

'I'd always wanted to build one' – Memories of the Flying Scotsman and Mallard inspire Letchworth pensioner to build ... When Dave Hodges-Jackson was five or six years old in post-war London, he used to spend whole days watching the trains at London King's Cross station with a platform ticket during the school holidays...

PFE lettering post-WW II, Part 2 In the first post in this series, I showed an example of a mixed-up and incorrect paint scheme on a model of a PFE steel ice refrigerator car, along with some of the information needed to correct it...

Dave Hewitt Long time readers will have seen mention on many occasions of a little company called Unit Models...

An Army Train Thanks to Arthur and Peter...

Ole! Note the thick cork that will aid creation of deeply ballasted modern track...

More than 200 model railway fans view 16-metre long recreation of Bath's Green Park Station 0Share 0Share 0Tweet 0Share...

Warehouse Wednesday: Gawler goods shed Since I'm building an Australian wagon this week, it seems appropriate to present an interesting building from the same country this week...

Demeritt Cannery Completed I put the finishing touches on the Demeritt Cannery yesterday...

Memories...

Improvisation I've been rather lax in letting my stocks of styrene strip dwindle, which means that quite often at the moment I'm finding I don't have the right size just when I need it...

2 Waratah Models NSWGR O gauge PHG for sale I am selling 2 unmade in the box O gauge PHG guards vans by Waratah Models for a friend...

M wagon chassis Apart from this, chassis construction is pretty conventional to anyone familiar with a Parkside or Cambrian kit...

Trains actually RUNNING on my layout for a change I cleaned up the tracks and wheels for some out of town model railroader tour folks, so I have video of running trains now...

Soyokaze, Shizuka, and Kiwamura June 2016 I like taking a snapshot series every once in a while to make note of what I'm making progress on and what I'm not touching...

Historical Parallels 240 years or so ago, a group of people who were largely the descendants of English colonisers, but who felt increasingly estranged from their ancestral home, decided that taxation without representation was a drag,...

M wagon Tucked away in a box of souvenirs, is a Steam Era Models Victorian Railways 'M' Wagon...

PFE lettering after World War II Because I model the Southern Pacific in 1953, I operate a considerable number of Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator cars, and it happens that 1953 was at the culmination of a series of small but evident changes in...

Detailing the Fettler's Camp Between Glenapp Loop and The Risk This is the area between Glenapp Loop and The Risk Loop which was ballasted on Friday afternoon...

A modelling update Still needs a lot of work filling / sanding and scratch building but I'm...

Boxing Night Carriage 117 is at the stage where there are seemingly no end of small jobs to finish it off, such as the various bits and pieces which live beneath the frame...

Flettner boat Power is provided by the wind catching the central tube which spins powered by a motor in the hull...

Neko Works cartoon Karmann Ghia Part of my catch-up involves clearing the detritus on my modelling board...

The first Rails West structure! Western Warehousing is in service! In this post, I'll share a little on weathering and signage...

Exmoor - Paintshop Progress Having set the loco aside for a few days I re-started work by tidying up a few areas that the photographs had shown up...

Sixteen metre-long working model of Somerset & Dorset railway station to go on display Model railway fans will get the chance to check out a 16 metre-long recreation of Bath's Green Park Station at a special event...

Ballasting blues Ballasting is not one of my favourite jobs, and it would appear that I'm not alone...

Seating Installed I doesn't quite give you the full 60 second adjustment time 'like it says on the tube', but it's not a completely instant bond and I was able to shift the seats and tables slightly after I'd dropped them into place...

Model making in the Rothchilds garden If you've seen the issue, you'll know that much of the action was filmed at Exbury Gardens, home to the Rothschild family and their garden railway...

Prototype parts storage vs. junk That may be okay, since certainly there are plenty of instances in the prototype of piles of junk...

Project 16 - More Roding, Ballast & A Water Crane Nevertheless I must have been in a good frame of mind because I quite enjoyed it this time, almost therapeutic...

Lights and O gauge in BRM In the July issue of BRM I'm finishing the retail park diorama started last month...

Wordless Wednesday #129

A Couple of Bracket Signals and Some Ladders The following renders of the 3D file for the left hand bracket shows the detail I have managed to achieve...

Last Of The Big Spenders The reason is that I've been looking around for something to fit together resin components that offers the solid bond of regular 'Super Glue' and yet allows for some adjustment, but doesn't take at least half an...

Warehouse Wednesday: AP Leamington Years ago, Automotive Products was Leamington Spa's biggest employer...

Fort Stockton yesterday and today , Part II This post shares what Fort Stockton looks like today, actually this month...

Exmoor - Paintshop Progress I then masked off the smokebox, footplate edges, buffer beams etc, essentially anything that would not be body colour...

Atropos Schull & Skibbereen Van Kit - Part 2 Progress with this project is still very slow; sanding the top of the van sides to match the roof profile took ages, and was extremely boring!...

This year’s Bay Area RPM The annual RPM event in the San Francisco Bay Area is called BAPM and was held this year on June 18, at the same private school site in Richmond where we have met for several years...

Going With The Grain Although an excellent kit in many respects, I've enhanced this Parkside Dundas 7mm wagon by scribing the flat plastic sides with a wood grain texture, both inside and out...

Telephone box resource According to the note in my album, this K6 telephone box photo was taken on 26th October 1991 on the Coventry road in Cubbington near Leamington Spa...

Late Alterations Whilst Himself was on holiday I sneaked into his study and liberated the Disco Car from the workbench in its half-painted state...

Something's going on There is nothing that lifts ones enthusiasm than an impending exhibition date, as I have done some extensive work on Victoria Street since its last outing at the AMRA Caulfield exhibition during August 2014, I have...

Merit bus shelter Struggling to find photos of rural bus shelters for a project, I mentioned my plight on MREmag.com...

Theakston - Fantastic in Pastic At the recent 7mm NGA AGM at Burton-upon-Trent Roger Chivers had examples of his second O9 plastic kit on sale...

Resettable handwheels for the Unimat 3. Resettable handwheels are, as far as I'm concerned, a must on a lathe...

Heavitree Gap rebuild progress With another exhibition coming up, we took the opertunity to upgrade the Heavitree Gap area, the 'gap' was expanded, and thanks to Dave the rocks were blended perfectly!!...

Where Did The Weekend Go? This time it was about the blow down board in the loco area in Westgate...

A coal stage for Splitters Hi Everyone, A little bit of progress on the facilities for Splitters...

Epping Model Railway Club Exhibition 2016 As usual, the second hand stall was very popular for sellers and buyers alike...

PW Trolley Presumably home adapted, it's one you could happily build a model of without worrying about some pesky RTR wallah coming out with one...

The first Rails West structure! Glacial progress continues on the Rails West layout! The first structure has appeared on the layout...

Fort Stockton yesterday and today , Part I This two-part series will share what Fort Stockton looks like today, actually this month, and what it looked like in the recent past...

'A tongue that tastes like tin, a static charge... I've been intrigued by static grass planting for a while now and have seen some very nice work...

Chicken And Egg Harbour Station's pride and joy 150 and its more humble companion 125 come as a unit...

Cassiopeia sails! A rare sunny moment on Thursday saw me finally sail my latest model boat - and I'm pleased to say that it has turned out very well...

Zee time for Z scale iz NOW! I was just paging through the HOBBY SEARCH email update catalogue and something caught my eye...

Rising from slumber The Slipper Boy story is featured in the June 2016 BRM, which seems a good way to mark the end of work on this layout...

Coal traffic on my layout Some while back, I wrote a series of posts, describing how I planned freight car acquisitions to arrive at a particular car fleet that I believed was suitable for my 1953 Southern Pacific layout...

442 class The JUMBO 44206 repainted into the SSR scheme 44224 in reverse livery from the PTC era, at Cardiff workshops...

Travellin’ Light 3142 has failed at the terminus so 3036, being the only available loco, has been dispatched to assist it and its consist back to the main line...

Southern Diesel Shunter I've just added the final touches to an interesting loco conversion project, recreating one of the three diesel-electric shunters built for the Southern Railway by English Electric in the late 1930s...

The Ghost Train - 1941 I'm working late, but wanted to put this out into the world...

Viking in the garden Sadly, the real Viking is a bit broken at the moment and unlikely to ever return to traffic...

Vacation! Wheels of Time will be on vacation from June 17th and will be back after July 3rd...

Hornby Magazine June 2016 Issue... I have spotted a couple of errors in the captions to two photos in this article...

Model railway enthusiast builds dream set in shed Model railway enthusiast builds dream set in shed BBC News He has spent his retirement creating the model railway - which he calls the Dream City Railway - in his shed and garden at his home in Sheerness on the Isle...

A Z20 at Morpeth Station ! I've been working on a Morpeth based theme for something like 16 years...

A visit to the "Engine house" Some close up details of the steam manifold and vacuum ejector on the BR standard 2-6-4T...

Allocated Seating I haven't had much time to progress my latest Superbarn carriage since I last posted about it but I did have a spare hour last night to clean up and assemble the castings for the interior...

Project 16 - Up Platform Furniture Starting at the east end of the platform we have mother and children...

Super glue? Power Flex is a lot of packaging around a small tube of gel glue...

Constructing a new scene on Splitters, part 3 I know, I know, three posts in less than three days! Let's just say I've a little ground to catch up on...

More photos of our N scale Baggage-Horse Express cars Top car is rebuilt into all baggage-express configuration...

Lazy River... Its been far too pleasant to be stuck indoors lately, so apart from applying another fifteen coats of varnish to the river, little else had been done on the layout, that's unless a little ballasting counts...

Sixteen metre-long working model of Green Park Station to go on show at Twerton Park event Has helped organise the viewing of the Green Park Station model this weekend at the main function room at Bath City Football Club, Twerton Park...

The challenges of modelling gum trees With a significant amount of time unavailable for layout construction activities, I was scratching around for a few relatively simple tasks that I could undertake until I can get more time to focus on the...