Sunday, 18 September 2022

Its another wagon ....

 Another wagon picked up off Ebay, fitted with Accucraft couplings 😀

The last (?) purchase for this year. Have my 'winter' projects lined up; hopefully time for some running sessions in the garden in the next couple of months if the weather is suitable.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Locomotive Indulgence...

 Oooh shiny and nice;  the delights and tribulations of Ebay surfing. I took one look at this loco online and it fell into my shopping basket 😃 A 2-8-2 Bagnall scratch built from plasticard with some metal fittings (using an LGB 0-8-0 28001 chassis)

Slightly overlarge for my needs; perhaps some nice new carriages to go with ?  This loco needs a visit to the works for adjustments to improve operation around my Radius 1 curves - it should works but sticks - it needs some tweaks; also in need of some small repairs.

Friday, 9 September 2022

'Signals' Project...

 I've been buying up some suitable signals for the garage layout off Ebay; 3 obtained so far and one more auction result awaited.

The signals will need some TLC and stands; the bracket signal will be used for parts to make one or two single sempahore signals.  The plan is to have starter signals for each station; another 'winter' project. 

Sunday, 4 September 2022

'Speeder' Project...

 Picked up an old MDA G scale Speeder, had to stick it together as the old plastic clips that held it together were getting a bit loose. Its had a quick test on the garage layout - works well.

It is going to be a 'winter' project, to build an upper part with seats - maybe something like a Wickham trolley.

Friday, 26 August 2022

Yet another new wagon ...

 A recent Ebay purchase,  nice kit-built wagon for a good price. I've fitted Accucraft chopper couplings.

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Telegraph Poles(2) - Garage Layout

My empty war game table makes a suitable place to let the paint dry on the telegraph poles prepared for the garage layout....

Poles placed on the line-side of the garage layout, at about 2ft intervals (scale wise ideally should be ~2yds, but the curves are tight and I like it better with them close together :) ). With all in place, time for a train; picked the breakdown train for a run ....

Hmm next thing ? perhaps signals ...

Friday, 29 July 2022

Telegraph Poles(1) - Garden Layout

 Picked up a couple of Bachmann telegraph poles off Ebay; quite reasonable plastic mouldings. I painted three with the insulators and bases a light grey. These have been put out on the garden layout to bring a bit more visual realism to the station, signal box and halt. 

I'm not decided on whether to put telegraph poles line-side on the garden layout, I need a way of holding them in position in the ground.

However I will paint up sufficient to put onto the garage layout.