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  Topic: Wealden Railway Group's Model Railway Show 2019
giles b

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PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Wealden Railway Group's Model Railway Show 2019
WEALDEN RAILWAY GROUP's PERSONAL LAYOUT SHOW 2019

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2019 1000 - 1630

Steyning Centre, Fletchers Cross, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3XZ

Admission: Adult 3.50 (includi ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:21 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Never fear, the railways of Isla Blanca will remain faithful to steam. The big advantage being that if a loco goes wrong you can mend it with a big hammer. Diesel engines don't take too kindly to this ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:58 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
While work on another project has been taking up most of my time, thoughts have also been turned to Isla Blanca's extension plans. This will involve a certain amount of furniture rearrangement and the ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
giles b

Replies: 27
Views: 4515

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:23 pm   Subject: Spares and repairs
Carboy material?
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00783.jpg

First untwist a length of two-strand sisal string to obtain two lengths about 150mm long, then tease the strands to make them looser. Apply ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
giles b

Replies: 27
Views: 4515

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 pm   Subject: Spares and repairs
I've been doing a long-overdue sort-out and clear up of my modelling "stores", and find I have some twenty vehicles with On30 conversion potential. In addition there are some odds and ends t ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 62
Views: 8645

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
While the paint has been drying on the depot I've made a start on the group of industrial buildings at the other end of the layout
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00780.jpg
Still not sure of the colou ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 315
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Hi Alastair. That seems to be the problem with what to wear when driving a steam engine: roasting at the front and freezing round the back Smile
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 62
Views: 8645

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
It's been a while since I last worked on Tallahatchie, the holiday season and the temptation to get going on the home-based version of Puerto Paseo being two of the distractions.

Another cause was ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 315
Views: 98831

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:31 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Since posting about my forthcoming show invitations, I've had to pull out of SWING this year.
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00779.jpg

Since this picture was taken the trailing wires have been connected - but it does show the plug-in connector strips. Not the cheapest option (normal connecto ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The water-crane's column has been lowered by about one scale foot and now looks OK alongside the largest and smallest locomotives. I'll try and finish it off tomorrow.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc0 ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Had some bonus time this evening to get started on the water-crane conversion. The test set-up shows the post is a little too high, but that can easily be altered as it is only a push-fit into the bas ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I've always thought the pumps from inside bathroom soap dispensers could be used for modelling purposes; so far my thoughts have turned to the middle of the unit which seems to have possibilities as t ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I hadn't thought the planned re-wiring would take so long! It seemed so simple, to take the control panel from one end of the baseboard to the other, but the cable relocation meant that several connec ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 286
Views: 101667

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:52 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Just have to salute some good, old-fashioned service. I rang Squires yesterday at about 3pm to order some small electrical bits - they arrived in the post this morning. Many thanks Royal Mail and Squi ...
 
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