Thursday, 1 December 2016

Flat wagon - generator load

A small enhancement to one of my Accucraft wagons; the flat wagon (single plank) had no load and I was lucky to find a generator engine of the about thee right scale at a recent Toy&Train fair.

I decided to make the load removable, so it was mounted on a card base cut to fit on the wagon...
I gave the card base a coat of brown and a wash of dark grey, then stuck on the generator. The load in place on the wagon


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Break down train ....

After a track clean of the indoor garage layout I decided to run the breakdown train round, using the track cleaning loco in ordinary running mode.

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the video clip shows one circuit of the the garage layout.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Indoor Layout - Trackside scenes

I like to have some interesting track-side scenes on my indoor layout, I've been tidying up and adding a few new bits; in addition I'm been re-basing the figures so they are on clear bases. Here are some of the things on view ....

rabbits gamboling by the track ....
 man at work in the woods ...
 mechanic at work ...
 fireman on an exercise ...
 house with garden...
 some sheep and other animals ...
 postman doing a delivery....
 forklift truck busy in the goods yard ....

Monday, 4 July 2016

New visitor attraction...

Something a little bit Jurassic..

The operators of the line are pleased that a local entrepeneur has opened a dinosaur reserve on the central plateau; specials to bring people to visit the attraction will bring much needed revenue to the line.

While the herbivores much the long grass, other more hungry ones watch ready to strike ...



[ The largest dinos from a box brought at a local toy store, will probably look better when the grass is cut]

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Garden Layout track cleaned .....

After giving the track a quick clean with a track rubber; out comes the track cleaning loco for the final clean...
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With the track cleaned I had a short running session using my favourite electric powered loco...
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Monday, 6 June 2016

Garage layout ready for use again ...

After a lot of cleaning and tidying the garage is now presentable again. The railway layout has been refurbished, new platform edges, roads repainted and the track cleaned.

 the section for the door with the bridge on now has its own shelf to keep it as dry as possible and avoid warping...
 some close-in shots of parts of the layout ...




Monday, 16 May 2016

Diesel Loco - light running ....

A trial post to see how video clips taken with my camera work out; the sound pickup off its microphone is better than I expected.....

Playmobil battery loco shown in Rockery cuting
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and down by the station...
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