Having built Die Keinnamebahn, my H0e scale narrow gauge layout, and its two storage crates, I had now to find a home for it in my house. My well-engineered attic, which was floored on 8″x4″ beams on 15″ centres, seemed ideal. A single attempt at getting one of the storage crates up into the loft […]
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I had bought two 6ft x 2ft 6in folding tables to display my layouts on at exhibitions. At their first outing it was found that the exhibition floor had a slight gradient to it which meant some stock ran away if uncoupled. I therefore looked at a way to make the steel tube table legs […]
On a very wet Friday 13th in November I went to Beddgelert station on the Welsh Highland Railway ho[ping to photograph a passing Garratt hauled train. My mistake was not to read the timetable thoroughly – there were no passenger trains running that day. I was fortunate though to catch three maintenance trains stopping at […]
I bought an 12V vibration motor from China off of eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291580254219), originally to see if it could help tamp down the loose ballast on my layout modules before fixing with glue. The motor, even on a 9V battery, vibrated the board so much that all the ballast soon was one stone thick in a […]
I have finally completed the construction and fitting of my new, and in fact first, dedicated modelling workshop. 7ft x 5ft was the maximum size allowed by SWMBO in our small back garden. I have to admit though that I nearly became a widower when, having spent about £1800 buying it, insulating it, cladding it, […]
Welcome to this blog which will aperiodically post news on my modelling efforts to create a 9mm narrow gauge model railway. I shall be showing how I built or converted my locos and set them up to be controlled with DCC decoders.