A cheap DIY model paint shaker

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 […]

My modelling workshop

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, […]

Making a start

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.