Wednesday, September 12, 2018

19 class

Hi, I recently finished the scratchbuilt 19 class.
Here are a couple of shots.
Not based on any 19 , just things that I like.
Decals by Teditor to finish it off.


Monday, January 8, 2018

42's in multiple

The two 42's have been basically finished.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

A British Visitor

Today a visitor in the form of Rohan's new A3 4472 from the UK

The first hour was spent sorting out shorts between the wheels,brakes and siderods.
Then finding a stoneage controller to run it as I was afraid it had a coreless motor.
Then next was spent trying to persuade the rigid 4 wheel tender to go around 6'  radius curves :>)
But at least he got to see it run. :>)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

back to the future indoors

Well, after some time running trains inside I came to the conclusion that for O gauge the room really was very limiting and to be honest I have never been a fan of having trains loop around behind me. I much prefer the punter's view at an exhibition.
So after another dice with an O gauge shunting idea I reverted to a central loop idea.
Once again I could have gone to S scale but thoughts of having to scratchbuild in two scales didn't appeal at this moment so it had to be go find what HO was still lying about.

Here is the result with temporary scenic items scattered about.

It is, just a means of replicating inside,  the train watching I do outdoors when the conditions are not suitable.

Much more can be found on my threads on Freerails.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Indoors Too

The opportunity arose to finally have my indoor layout room again.
It started as HO (too small these days), would have been best in S but that would have entailed another scale to scratchbuild it all in.
So with 3' radius at our disposal and plenty of small engines and 4 wheelers in stock a shoehorn O gauge layout it shall be!
I didn't have enough Peco points in stockto do it  but did have enough of my home made jobs so I have made the sidings out of code 100 once again to match those points. Recycled once again.

Ballasting is under way

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The railway got a new loco today.
4108 was started some years before Bergs Hobbies mooted theirs. I used information from an early issue of the magazine and Ron Preston's book 'green diesels'.
It is made of styrene and brass mesh with Slaters wheels and a  Roxey gearbox. The sideframes are modified Col Shepherd.
Ted Freeman did the decals for me.

Friday, April 24, 2015

chocolate crackles on the move

The rake of private coal hoppers are on a trial run. A few things to tidy up but I couldn't wait to see them in operation. A more appropriate CHG (or two) and a 50 class perhaps one day.