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A Garden Tool Store

Posted by Alan on 3rd September 2017 in Garden Tool Store, Wood Butchery |

Our garden shed was the same as most, a dumping ground with no proper place for anything that was supposed to be in there and a lot of space being taken up by stuff that wasn’t supposed to be in there. Read more…

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Assembly jigs for legs

Posted by Alan on 16th June 2016 in Woodworking Jigs |

Although the output from this post benefits my model railway stuff, the subject is actually the jig. The Frem0n30 UK group require legs to hold the modules up at the same height and the easiest way of ensuring that happens is to supply them. Read more…

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Modules finally named and ballasted

Posted by Alan on 30th April 2016 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

In other news, the dry weather today was exploited and my boards have received ballast! Davidson Crossing, Sunstone Creek, Balfern Curve and Inworth Curve are now drying in the shed. Read more…

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Modules depths reduced to 100mm

Posted by Alan on 30th April 2016 in 0n30, Alan's Railway, Wood Butchery, Woodworking Jigs |

Using a jig that I constructed last night from bits of wood in the shed, we have this afternoon reduced the depth of all the Tim Horn board kits in stock to 4″ from 6″, or 100mm from 150mm in modern money. Read more…

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Autumn Modelling Day 2015

Posted by Alan on 19th November 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

At the 7mm NGA‘s Surrey Area Group Autumn Modelling Day, I took my four module boards to set up in the hall with Brian’s, partly to show other people the concept but also to try out other operating methods. Read more…

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Why the sporadic updates?

Posted by Alan on 27th October 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Ask any woman and the one thing that no man can do is multi-task. Who am I to argue with that apparent fact? Railway modelling comes way down the priority list when you have a family and updating a blog about railway modelling below that! Read more…

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Painting the module boards

Posted by Alan on 24th October 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Another hiatus, another school holiday! Having put my Dear Lady Wife and Son / Heir on a plane to Slovakia for half-term, I was able to take the module boards out of the loft and treat them to a coat of paint. Read more…

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Making stock boxes

Posted by Alan on 6th September 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway |

For years, in fact forever, my rolling stock has lived in the boxes it arrived in, regardless of whether I bought it new or used. In the case of Bachmann stock, that means either large or larger green boxes with a great deal of dead space inside. When you put it all in the cupboard, a lot of space is used up.

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Laying more cork

Posted by Alan on 5th September 2015 in Erik's Railway |

In starting the middle board, we decided that we really would get it started and that involved laying some cork to bring the track bed up to the height of the other boards. This is just 3mm cork tile from the DIY superstore. It’s also something that Erik could do, under supervision.

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Starting the middle board

Posted by Alan on 5th September 2015 in Erik's Railway |

Today we had a planning session. Erik’s waited long enough for a more exciting and interesting layout, so we sat down today with some basic scenery, some track pieces and the centre board to work out how he’d like it to look eventually.

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