Posts Tagged ‘Narrow Gauge’

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nine

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the Salt Pan base is fully clad. I have used brick slips from an e-bay supplier called Minaco-streamline101. The slips are intended for 1:24th scale dolls houses and so I had to trim each individual brick by about 2mm to get a correct 1:2…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eight

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Adding the brick slips is a slow and mind-numbing task, each one is first cut to size (removing about 2mm from the length) then glued in place over PVA glue and fine filler. The arched bricks have been painted black/grey as the original Lion Salt Pan (…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part seven

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Following on from the earlier post. I have mounted a single speaker in to the top of the building blank. The speaker was taken from a transistor radio that I picked up from a charity shop in Worcester. There were no radios on display in the shop, but w…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part six

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The first building I have attempted for the layout is the OSO SALT salt pan (The rectangular building with the iron roof tank on the left of the sketch above). It is closely based on the LION SALT WORKS, Cheshire salt pan, (see the image below) but wit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part six

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The first building I have attempted for the layout is the OSO SALT salt pan (The rectangular building with the iron roof tank on the left of the sketch above). It is closely based on the LION SALT WORKS, Cheshire salt pan, (see the image below) but wit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part five

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the track has been laid and wired.I have used PECO ‘Crazy Track’ that is intended for O-16.5, one length was bought from Tennents Trains in Halesowen, the other was spare from an earlier layout. The single Y turnout came from the same ear…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part five

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the track has been laid and wired.I have used PECO ‘Crazy Track’ that is intended for O-16.5, one length was bought from Tennents Trains in Halesowen, the other was spare from an earlier layout. The single Y turnout came from the same ear…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part four

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have started to wire the layout and added a RELCO unit which I had spare from an earlier project. The RELCO is fitted with a cut-off switch which will be accessible from the rear of the layout.In addition, I have added a strip of wood and some more 3…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part four

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have started to wire the layout and added a RELCO unit which I had spare from an earlier project. The RELCO is fitted with a cut-off switch which will be accessible from the rear of the layout.In addition, I have added a strip of wood and some more 3…

1:27.7 Resin Casts for 18 inch gauge Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have now picked up the first batch or resin casts from Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games. The miniatures are sculpted to the scale of 1:27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and are intended for an industrial narrow gauge railway running on 18 inch gauge track (16.5mm 0-16,5 Peco Crazy Track). They could also be used for 3 foot gauge running on 32mm track.

Image Two – Tom, Dick and Harry

Image Three – Charlie, Finley and Fred

Image Four – The Clutter Items, a medium wooden barrel, an oil drum, a large wooden barrel, a crockery bottle (as used by ICI) and a demijohn.

Each pack is now available to buy at £10.00 per pack (free postage to the UK. Overseas postage to be confirmed). Please contact me at [email protected] to order or for more information.

Thank you.

Tony

1:27.7 Resin Casts for 18 inch gauge Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have now picked up the first batch or resin casts from Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games. The miniatures are sculpted to the scale of 1:27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and are intended for an industrial narrow gauge railway running on 18 inch gauge track (16.5mm 0-16,5 Peco Crazy Track). They could also be used for 3 foot gauge running on 32mm track.

Image Two – Tom, Dick and Harry

Image Three – Charlie, Finley and Fred

Image Four – The Clutter Items, a medium wooden barrel, an oil drum, a large wooden barrel, a crockery bottle (as used by ICI) and a demijohn.

Each pack is now available to buy at £10.00 per pack (free postage to the UK. Overseas postage to be confirmed). Please contact me at [email protected] to order or for more information.

Thank you.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part three

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The canal walls have been clad with some resin slabs that I had spare from building masters for Grand Manner. The slabs were cut into sections and glued in place with two-part epoxy. The kerb stone topping or edging stones were constructed from 5m…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part three

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The canal walls have been clad with some resin slabs that I had spare from building masters for Grand Manner. The slabs were cut into sections and glued in place with two-part epoxy. The kerb stone topping or edging stones were constructed from 5m…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part two

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have extended the length of both the base and the back scene board to 920mm or 3 feet by adding half a black kitchen door to each. The canal part (to the front) has been raised by adding layers of corrugated cardboard and the track base area ext…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part two

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have extended the length of both the base and the back scene board to 920mm or 3 feet by adding half a black kitchen door to each. The canal part (to the front) has been raised by adding layers of corrugated cardboard and the track base area ext…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – additional image two

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Another short update showing the 1:27.7 scale Feldbahn narrow gauge engine, driver and scratch-built skip on Peco ‘crazy track’. Details of each can be found by following the Narrow Gauge label to the right.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – additional image two

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Another short update showing the 1:27.7 scale Feldbahn narrow gauge engine, driver and scratch-built skip on Peco ‘crazy track’. Details of each can be found by following the Narrow Gauge label to the right.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – additional image

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today’s post is more of a quick update. I have placed a section of Peco O-16.5 ‘crazy track’ with the finished Feldbahn engine on to the cardboard base to give an idea of the scale/size of the planned layout.Hopefully. I can get more work done this wee…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – additional image

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today’s post is more of a quick update. I have placed a section of Peco O-16.5 ‘crazy track’ with the finished Feldbahn engine on to the cardboard base to give an idea of the scale/size of the planned layout.Hopefully. I can get more work done this wee…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part one

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

The two kitchen cabinet doors have been glued and screwed together. A corrugated cardboard sub base has been glued in place with my hot glue gun. This area will form the main operating part of the layout with the forward area being a section of canal a…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part one

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

The two kitchen cabinet doors have been glued and screwed together. A corrugated cardboard sub base has been glued in place with my hot glue gun. This area will form the main operating part of the layout with the forward area being a section of canal a…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – my first thoughts about the planned layout

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

As the Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure progresses, I have started to think about the type of layout I would like to build. In an ideal world, it would be huge, stretching from one end of the double garage to the order with run round loops and rolling…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – my first thoughts about the planned layout

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

As the Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure progresses, I have started to think about the type of layout I would like to build. In an ideal world, it would be huge, stretching from one end of the double garage to the order with run round loops and rolling…

Bromyard and Linton Light Railway

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week Sue and I had a great day out in Hereford. On the way back to Droitwich I detoured via Bromyard and took these images of the Bromyard and Linton Light Railway.For more information see this link.The first three images show a Ministry of D…

Bromyard and Linton Light Railway

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week Sue and I had a great day out in Hereford. On the way back to Droitwich I detoured via Bromyard and took these images of the Bromyard and Linton Light Railway.For more information see this link.The first three images show a Ministry of D…