Category Archives: scratchbuilt

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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All the small things

The order of assembly on the larger parts of the ZF class test build is apparently going to take some thought, so I’ve been working up to it by putting together some of the smaller pieces. I’ve also started using … Continue reading

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Pixels, card and brass

Recently I’ve been getting to grips with Adobe Illustrator, using it to draw up the artwork for a custom brass etch. It’s for a model I could have made out of styrene, in fact I did start doing so, but … Continue reading

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Ways of working

For a current project, I need a turnout lever suitable for inlaid track. In this case the lever must be flush with the road surface when not in use so as not to cause an obstruction. Some time ago while … Continue reading

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Taking stock

One of the early tasks I need to do with Cranbrook is assess what rolling stock has been included, and how much work needs doing to it. First impression is – there is a lot, the vast majority scratchbuilt. Most … Continue reading

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