Friday 29 September 2023

While adding the people etc. I just thought I'd get a quick video of a couple of the trains running.

I've added a couple of coaches to one of the trains.

Thursday 28 September 2023

Adding a few vehicles and people

I have added a few vehicles and people to the layout, so it isn't just trains. Here are a few pictures of various parts of the layout.

Stone Terraced Houses

Today, as weather is too hot to be outside, I decided to continue building some stone houses that I started on in March 2023. Here's what I did in March.

And here is where I was earlier today.

This post was sitting in my pending file and should have been posted about two months ago!

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Another building

Free with the Hornnby Magazine in September 2022 was a Scalescenes corner shop which you have to construct yourself. Here is my finished shop.

Saturday 8 May 2021

The Model layout - May 2021

Running a couple of trains today. Accidentally programmed all trains to same DCC address earlier, but have managed to put them all back as they were. Must remember not to do that again.

Heres a link to the video. Click here

Friday 7 May 2021

The Canal Scene - part 3 (the last bit)

Well we have three buildings in the yard now but the exit on the right needs to be completed, this is done with two bridges, one over the canal and one over the railway. Added at a slight angle, there is a bit of pavement on top.
And we are almost there, this was quite a lot of work from a downloaded plan costing £10 from Just add a suitable loco and truck, a few signs on the buildings and a street name. The final touches can include adding a bit if greenery around the fence and the base of the bridge, but I had nothing suitable for by the fence. The fence isn't part of the kit it was purchased separately for another project, but I had enough to use some here. When the back wall of the box file is vertical you can see the backscene that comes with the kit.
Thats it for now. Not everything worked totally as well as I had hoped, the key is the quality and thickness of the card you use. If I could find better card I could rebuild it, since once you have downloaded the kit you can use it as often as you like. And just as I finish, what should arrive in the post but a bag of ballast. So it's back to the main model, and time to run a few trains before we add more ballast. That's all for now though.

The Canal Scene - Part 2

Having constructed the base, the barge and the first building it was time to move on the building 2, this had a few extra bits such as Steps and extra walls to deal with. Here is Building B being constructed and in place in the box. The side of Building B slots into Building A which fills the back wall of the box. A bit of Velcro on the back wall of these building will hold the backscene in place when the box lid is raised. The infill between the tracks isn't yet in place but will be added later.

Having finished the first two building it is time to start building C which will fit over the tracks at the left hand side of the box. This has an extra part on the side which is a hoist that hangs over the canal, so material can be hoisted straight from a barge into the building.

There are green doors which can be fitted to the lower part of the buildin, but if you want the model to fit in the box then these doors have to be fitted in the open position with only the backs visible.
Next comes the Hoist that fits on the front of this building. Here it is being constructed, and then in place in the box. Remember if you click on the images you can see a larger version