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Another 6.5mm gauge diesel: Jubilee finished… Sometimes things just come together exactly as you plan, and that is the case with my latest 6.5mm gauge diesel locomotive… Jubilee is…

Motor Rail 65/85hp in 009… I'm always excited when a commission involves narrow gauge, and even more so when it's 009… A customer asked for some help, looking t…

What's On Listings 22-28 Mar To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email [email protected] Theatre. Blackburn. Roy Chubby Brown: telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date. Over 18s only. £21.50. 7.30pm. The Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn.

Moggie Minor Van The front of Didsbury Green looked a little empty without a road vehicle lined up for loading or unloading. Picking a suitable model was a bit tricky - I don't want to pin down the era or location of the layout. Option 1 was, of course, a VW van.

Making Myself Unpopular If there's a queue, I'll stand it in. If there's a notice, I'll obey it. All of w… I can't put it off any longer, I have decided I'm going to have to begin work on a model of 152. Broadcaster, writer and railway modeller.

Warehouse Wednesday - Lancing beach huts Beach huts are interesting things, at least to those of us living very inland. Those found at Lancing are looking a bit careworn, but I suspect will eventually receive a coat of paint once the season starts and the sun comes out.

Family's unique rail tribute after death of Peter Hurst A rail fanatic who spent four decades building up his massive model collection is now travelling along the very tracks he laid. Peter Hurst's death from dementia in January caused a creative spark in his son's mind to give him the perfect send off.

Correcting a ready-to-run car My good friend Richard Hendrickson used to say that "ready to run" or RTR models were misnamed. They should really be called "ready to correct," because many such cars have minor compromises, compromises that the serious or committed modeler may wish to correct.

Stops, levers, plates, gauge, wall Here's an update on the sidings at Farthing, or "Old Yard" as I have now dubbed this part of the station. I have reached the point where detailing can begin. I'm going for the uncluttered look, although a few weeds etc will be added at some point. Inside the "biscuit shed" we find an old timber built buffer stop.

Handsom digger Drip is quite a handsome model once built. Apparently 1:100 scale, he's 6cm long, 4cm wide and 4cm tall. Quite chunky too. Assembly should be glue-free, but I used some anyway. The only dodgy bits are the hydraulic rams for the shovel arm lift. These should work for play value, but the first one I did is fine, the second, broke.

Southern Alberta Model Railway Club's open house shows off newly renovated facility The Southern Alberta Model Railway Club hosted its annual open house this weekend, allowing the public to see their newly expanded facility in Gyro Park. The club has seen a steady growth in membership from people of all ages since its incorporation in 1972.

Model Train Enthusiast Has Ashes Placed in Miniature Railway Car After Death Ashes of a model railway enthusiast were placed inside a model coal car as a unique way of honoring a man who dedicated his life to miniature railroads. Peter Hurst, of Leeds, England, spent 40 years building a miniature train village in the attic of his home, which became his final resting place after he died in January.

Model railway fan has his ashes put inside a toy coal truck Peter Hurst spent 40 years building up a collection of 40 locomotives in his attic, where he'd made a detailed miniature village with a functional railway from scratch. When he died aged 88 in January his sons Simon, 53, and Paul, 58, wanted to honour his lifelong passion.

Adaptations Labels: Bro Madog Eisteddfod Carriage, Carriages, Dundas, WHHR The end of February marks the traditional visit of the extended Bron Hebog team to Model Rail Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow.

Model railway club keeps members young at heart [email protected] Round and round they might go, but the journey is actually quite interesting, says Southern Alberta Model Railway Club member Charles Pool. "It is not just train-running, it's really world-building," he explains. "That's the fun thing about model railroading - it's never done.

Drip kit I've had this kit of "Drip" from the movie Planes, Fire and Rescue, kicking around for some time. I bought it cheap because I though it would be a good testbed for some weathering techniques.

Back to the Grindstone Despite the stinking hot weather we have recently endured, there has been no more sighting of Monty. The nice man from the National parks relocated him to a better place in the bush, so I hope he stays there.When I made the decision to demolish the old HO layout and rebuild into On30 scale I didn't realise what a mammoth job it would be.

Hundreds of model railway fans from across country attend annual exhibition Model railway enthusiasts from all over the country flocked to Jarrow for the annual Perth Green exhibition. The two-day event attracted enthusiasts in their hundreds from as far afield as the south coast. "The numbers were a bit down on previously because of the bad weather," said Perth Green Model Railway Club spokesman Eric Fletcher.

Cars that excited me when I was a kid When I was a kid in Houston racing down to the tracks to watch an ATSF, BN, SP, Rock Island, MP and MKT freight train roll by, "foreign" cars sometimes really sparked my imagination. Cars from the Maine Central, Boston and Maine, Florida East Coast and the like, would make me wonder what those places were like.

Lancing 2018 According to a recent post on Facebook, many modellers won't go to even a local show if they can't see a list of the layouts that will be present. "I don't know any of those.

7 signs that reveal your other half is a secret railway modeller Remember the R White's Lemonade Advert from the 1980s? I do. Us model railway fanatics are a lot like the middle-aged guy in the advert.

How old is my layout? Some time back, I wrote a short summary of the survival of parts of my present layout, from the layout I had in Pittsburgh prior to moving to California in 1994. I followed up that post by showing a few more photos of various locations around the old layout, as well as some period photos of myself, a few months later.

How to fit platform lights No model railway station is complete without platform lighting. Here's how to do it in five simple steps and a video walkthrough. Here's how MR-Engineer, John does it and as he reveals, it's remarkably simple once you know how. For those who like to print out these guides for later reference, the steps John uses are:.

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