Category Archives: layout

Coupling clinic

Now that the track is laid on the first stage of my new layout I need some stock for “testing”. Most of the wagons I’ve built this year already have Greenwich couplings fitted but there are also some WIP projects, … Continue reading

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Laid out

Seen above is probably the most progress I’ve made on a model railway in more years than I care to remember. Being able to have a dedicated space at home for the layout has been a real benefit – I … Continue reading

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A few steps forward

Uncharacteristically, I’ve been pushing on with track laying rather than procrastinating. It seemed to make sense to use a sub base on top of the foil surface of the insulation board, both to allow flexibility in the layout and to … Continue reading

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Carpaccio of Celotex

Progress on the new layout has been slow over the past few months, but not non-existent. Having bought a large sheet of 100m thick insulation board (the yellow stuff) I’ve cut it down to form the three main baseboard sections. … Continue reading

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Catching up with an old friend

Last weekend we took the Narrow Planet trade stand to Narr-O in Merstham – a small show held by the Surrey group of the 7mm NGA which had a friendly “open day” type feel familiar from 009 events. As well … Continue reading

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