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Planning Session

Posted by Alan on 31st March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Today we put the track mat and the track together on the boards for some quick testing. Okay, so we played a bit too!

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An Airfix Brake Van

Posted by Alan on 23rd March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Every boy born between 1960 and 1980 will have made an Airfix model at some point in their childhood. As well as their fighting vehicle kits, Airfix also produced some model railway items, originally from the old Rosebud Kitmaster range, and later sold to Dapol Model Railways. Ironically, Airfix is now part of Hornby, famous of […]

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Green On Top

Posted by Alan on 11th March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

A quick trip to Homebase on Monday evening netted me a ¾L pot of Holly Gloss. Late this afternoon, Erik and I applied it to the tops of the four boards.

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White Underneath

Posted by Alan on 9th March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

As the sun was setting, and having found some Polycell Crack-free Ceilings paint in the back of the shed, the undersides of the boards were painted white, not only to seal them including the softwood but also to make seeing stuff underneath, like wiring, that much easier.

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Routing Edges

Posted by Alan on 9th March 2014 in Erik's Railway |

Having acquired a router and bits from Pop, it was used to round over the edges of all the soft wood. This being the first time I’ve used a router, it was surprisingly easy.

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