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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.

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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.

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Testing for continuity

Posted by Alan on 3rd September 2015 in 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Have made up all the jumper cables the other evening, the last remaining electrical job was to solder the dropper cables on the corner boards. These hadn’t been done because I wasn’t happy with the track alignment. However, with the first exhibition looming …

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Corner Boards Assembled

Posted by Alan on 16th April 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Flushed with the success of the straight boards, it was time to tackle the corner boards. As a precaution, which proved to be unnecessary, the sides were thoroughly wetted and bent, in the hope that they wouldn’t crack or split during assembly.

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Large Parcel Received!

Posted by Alan on 10th April 2015 in 0165, 0n30, Alan's Railway |

Early on Thursday morning last week, I received notification of a parcel delivery the following day, and then later an invoice for payment immediately. Having made payment, I waited – mostly patiently – until the Friday afternoon for the parcel, which eventually arrived at around five o’clock.

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0n30 Tracks & Trestles

Posted by Alan on 28th March 2015 in 0n30 |

Thank you to the members of the Slim Gauge Circle for their hospitality at their 0n30 Timber Trestles modular layout meeting, especially Richard Coney and Terry Rowe for the invitation.

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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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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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