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Cleaning track in a tunnel A recent magazine project involved me building a layout with a tunnel. After construction had finished, the track needed a bit of a polish, but there was no chance of my hands fitting through the tunnel mouths. The solution was to take a Double O Gauge Association track rubber and stick it in a long clamp used for model boat building.

An afternoon at Derwent Road A trip to the Pontefract model railway exhibition gave me a change to catch up with Bill Flude and his O9 layout 'Derwent Road'. I've followed this with interest online and it certainly exceeded my expectations on this first viewing.

Freight car graffiti, Part 3: more examples I began this series with a post showing my method of making paper overlays of freight car graffiti, either starting with photographs I had taken, or from a very large published collection in a 2006 book, Freight Train Graffiti, by Roger Gastman, Darin Rowland, and Ian Sattler.

Repeat Business I… With three quarters of the body pieces for Gwyrfai made I can begin to glue them together to start assembling a carriage. The hardest… Himself has done a very quick turnaround on the balcony handrail for Van 51. He's also knocked up a brass roof, which is just resting in… It appears my eyes may have deceived me, after all.

Modelling Engine Sheds & Motive Power Depots of the Steam Era Modelling Engine Sheds and Motive Power Depots of the Steam Era soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site! Published: Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 2016, Paperback. Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Appendices ;. From the cover: Many railway modellers include an engine shed somewhere on their layout.

And the plumbing too. These are the tales of the creation of the model of the Isle of Stoner Railway. It is a 009 model being 4mm to the foot or thereabouts. This week I've carried on getting the electrics into shape. The first thing to be completed was the 16volt AC side of things.

Two-day model railway exhibition coming to Highbridge in February Model railway enthusiasts and train lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will enjoy a special exhibition due to take place in February. The second annual 'Gauge 0 Model Railway Exhibition' to be presented by Sedgemoor Gauge 0 Group at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge will be held on Saturday 15th February and Sunday 15th February 2020.

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Saturday Film Club: The Rocket Stephenson's Rocket is an iconic locomotive, but possibly more revered than it deserves to be. The famous yellow livery didn't last long for a start. The yellow fades and as the NRM have found, the white chimney pretty quickly turns mucky. It was an important part of a development process for steam.

'Casino' on track to open County Architect, Fionnuala May has overseen this unique project from the beginning and is rightly proud of the results.

A Beattie Well Tank Two years ago a member of the local Scalefour group took on the challenge of building a chassis for a Perseverance kit of a Beattie Well Ta…

10 things for the weekend… 1 Do you have a dream wedding to plan? A wonderful Wedding Fayre is heading to Hawcoat Park, Barrow this Sunday from 11am-3pm - with free entry! Over 25 exhibitors will be making an appearance from across the South Lakes that are looking to make your special day as beautiful as you can imagine.

Friday Update: Twenty-four One Twenty… I've been pushing on with large scale commissions this week, as well as finding time in the evenings or between models drying to press on wi…

Newspaper headlines: Tests for 'killer virus' in Britain and HS2 report Many of Friday's newspapers focus on fears that coronavirus has spread from China to the UK.

Backwoods To The Rescue A solution has been found for the cross head conundrum on the GWR tank engine - and it took a Backwoods kit to make it happen! Working with no instructions, and relying on his practicality, Himself has worked out how to assemble one of the cross heads and fashioned a piston from brass wire, and it bends in all the right places.

Why do modern railway stations have to be glorified bus shelters? - Alastair Dalton The Railway Heritage Trust is axing its lavishly illustrated annual reports but its exemplary restoration work should be an inspiration to tomorrow's station builders. The highlight among the remaining printed documents about transport I get sent has been the Railway Heritage Trust's annual report.

Faller Hit Train The Faller Hit Train from the 1970s has been on my wishlist for around ten years judging from this post. A combination of utterly mad design and O gauge track appeals to me - more so since I got back into garden railways properly. Prices have always been a touch higher than I've wanted to pay.

Make a realistic texture thatched roof with this simple but effective technique How to make beautiful thatched roofs for model railway and dioramas. From the multi-award winning model making blog.

The first meeting of Stamford Model Rail at The Retail Data Partnership in Essendine is a a success Stamford Model Rail, which has been set up by Aileen Frisby from Stamford, met for the first time on Sunday afternoon at the Retail Data Partnership at the industrial estate in Essendine. Aileen, said: "It was lovely. It was really good.

O&K skip chassis wagons in 7/8ths… This trio of O&K skip wagons in 7/8ths are built from excellent Model-earth kits and have been finished and weathered for a c…

Full steam ahead as Casino Model Railway Museum reopens The Malahide community rejoiced on Wednesday as the Casino Model Railway Museum finally opened its doors, following a €4m restoration project. Fingal County Council oversaw works on the heritage building at the entrance to the town, which is the only thatched cottage Orne of its type in the north county.

Water Feed Pump Installing this set of water feed apparatus has been an interesting project. Using a kit from NIU Models and plenty of brass wire, the purpose was to recreate one of the two LNER 'A3s' equipped with an experimental feed water heating pump in the 1920s.

A challenge in the Hornby Collectors Club magazine If you visited the Hornby Collectors Club show at Gaydon last year, you could pick up a goodie back containing a Hornby mug and a wagon. I grabbed mine and used it as the material for a challenge in the latest HCC magazine. The wagon is a long-wheelbase open and if I'm honest, not one of the firms best.

First look at the new model railway museum in Malahide and we're impressed Housed in the Casino - a rustic 19th century thatched cottage in the heart of Malahide Village - the Casino Model Railway Museum showcases miniature handcrafted train replicas by Cyril Fry. Dundrum man Fry, who died in 1972, worked as an engineer with the Inchicore Railway Works.

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