Saturday, 9 December 2017

new wagon completed and a quick running session ....

finished the second of the flatbed wagons, shown here on the garage layout


mild enough today for a quick running session with the battery loco (after clearing up the leaves outside), to give the new wagon a run round



I expect this will have been the last running session of the year ...

Sunday, 15 October 2017

a chance for a short running session ....

With the warmer weather of today,  managed to get the grass cut and had a general tidy up. The railway is now really looking good as a garden feature ..


Took the opportunity to run a small train - with two of my new wagons using the battery loco ....


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

flatbed wagon with forklift load...

first flatbed wagon finished with its permanently attached load...

Sunday, 8 October 2017

work started on the flatbed wagons ...

cleaned up the decks as much as possible...
the wagon that cleaned up the best gets a repaint and wash of dark brown on the deck; will have a fixed load on this wagon ...
 the second wagon is going to have a replaceable load, so a strip of cardboard on the edges has been added, the swappable load will fit in the middle...

Sunday, 1 October 2017

wagon ready to roll ...

the first of the new wagons sorted out and now in use on the garage layout
I painted over the company lettering so it would fit in with my other wagons and popped in a spare wagon load.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

New wagons ...

nice buy at a local model railway show, some Accucraft wagons - a new open wagon and two used small flat wagons
they'll make nice little 'off-season' projects to work on - and then use them in the garage layout.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A visit from Mr Steamy ....

A visit from Mr Steamy, a steam powered Accucraft Ragleth 0-4-T with radio control. My friend brought round his loco to check it ran round OK on the radius 1 curves I've used in the garden layout.

Prior to the visiting loco arriving I did a quick brush of the track and ran a short train round to check all was OK.

video clip ....

On arrival my friend got his loco ready for running; setup on his improvised 'steam up' platform...

watered, fuelled, boiler lit and steam up, then transferred to the track - simmering before a run round

a quick run round to check it was OK on the Radius 1 curves (video clip..)


after that we ran the loco round with a short freight train...
we also tried it with a couple of carriages as well. Nice to have a little steam train running round the garden railway. Useful to know it coped with the radius one curves, so I could buy one - although I would have to save up for a while 😀