Sunday, 13 January 2019

First running session of the year .....

A reasonable day,  just warm enough,  for few light garden chores. So with those done time for a short running session - battery loco and brake van...




Saturday, 17 November 2018

Time to tidy up...

The summer gone and autumn in full swing ...

A few little running sessions since the last post; but now it is time to tidy up, buildings and little people will remain out but the vehicles will be stored away for the winter.
(better get those leaves up too ....)

Friday, 3 August 2018

Evening Out ...

A most enjoyable evening yesterday at a friends garden railway evening ....

my little train on its way round ...


 a couple of the other trains running that evening ....

 later in the evening two steam locos were prepared ...
 a manually controlled one was run light engine ...
and we all got to have a turn driving the remote controlled one...

toot toot ! 😀

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Line-side buildings (6) ...refurbishing the shop ..

Of the two shop fronted buildings that I had put aside for refurbishment only one was in a fit state, the other was too worn out - so I kept as many useful bits off it as I could (window frames, moulding and roofing etc). All the bits, ready for assembly etc ...
 Reassembled - the rear - very tired needs a new lick of paint ....
 Front windows re-glazed and fitted, roof re-painted to match the rest of my buildings...
 the back repainted - basic colours with blank black windows made using some plastic offcuts; the back will be obscured by plants so doesn't have to be too detailed
A new base was fitted (an acrylic chopping board), using some fix-it blocks and a couple of screws; then it was off to a position in the town area ...
thats it for linesdide buildings re-vamp; usual maintenance next spring.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Line-side buildings (5) ...town area

In order to give the town area more 'cohesion' I bought some more of the interlocking foam floor tiles to cut up and use as a base for the town area.  The buildings have been re-arranged - overall looks much better...

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Line-side buildings (4) ...down in rockery bottom

The halt in rockery bottom gets its signage  (a birthday gift) - now Tidmarsh Halt
the rather scrappy nearby village area has been improved, the area has been flattened out a bit and a couple of old interlocking rubber mats were cut to fit and placed on the ground. These look something like tarmac, and with buildings re-arranged looks reasonably effective

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Line-side buildings (3) ...a couple of tired ones ...

Two of the buildings which were in the town area were very tired,  they were starting to come apart and the plastic in the windows was fogged up. So they have been taken off there bases then given a basic clean - they have been put to one side with all the loose bits while I decided how best to renovate them.
 taking their place temporarily in the town area are the Sylvanian family buildings .....