Posts Tagged ‘Narrow Gauge’

7mm Narrow Gauge Association Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday, Sue and I attended the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association Model Railway Exhibition in Burton upon Trent. We set off early and were in Burton by 10.00 but parking problems meant that we were a little late arriving at the show. On entry to the exhib…

1:27.7 scale conversions

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

While working on other modelling projects these diversions have been great fun. I am currently building and painting models for the second Pen & Sword book and in down-time waiting for glue to set or paint to dry, I have been playing with the 1:27….

Pike’s Pits – an unusual scale/gauge Narrow Gauge Railway Layout

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

Earlier this week I picked up a second-hand copy of Railway Modeller from May 2015 (Vol 66 No. 775). The magazine featured a narrow gauge model railway layout called Pike’s Pits. The reason I was interested in this layout, scratch-built engine and wago…

Fred in 1/27.7

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

My latest painted figure – Fred from the Charlie, Finley and Fred set of 1/27.7 scale resin cast figures. For details see this post. The miniature was inspired by Fred (the steeplejack) Dibnah in his iconic hands-in-pockets pose and painted in Fre…

The Grey Diesel has a driver and a new display base

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Following on from yesterdays post I have updated the driver (Finley) of the Grey Diesel and produced a short section of narrow gauge track to display it on.For more information on the resin figure see this post and for information about the d…

A Driver for the Industrial Narrow Gauge Critter

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Next Saturday my plan is to visit the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association Model Railway Exhibition in Burton-upon-Trent, for details see this link. I will take along some of the 1/27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot models and I thought it was about time I painted up …

Going Minimum Gauge – my latest e-bay purchase

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Going Minimum Gauge – a guide to modelling narrow gauge railways of 15″ gauge and under in 7mm scale by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association, is a handbook based on the Associations members-only publications Narrow Lines. I bought myself this 1999 edition …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty-five

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With the main buildings completed, it was time I worked on the back scene or back board. My initial plan was to find a coloured poster and after many visits to the local travel agents – they always have large spare posters of sunny blue sky, I unfortun…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty-four

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The latest update shows most of the painting done, the wooden strips holding the tar paper in place have been hand painted with acrylics and a fine brush, the sofit boards and roof panels have been finished and I have added some additional detailing to…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty-three

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

These latest images show the progression so far on this low-relief, back scene building for my small shelf layout. The model is built to the rather unusual scale of 1/27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot which represents 18 inch narrow gauge running on standard HO-OO…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty-two

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Unlike the brick built base of the Salt Pan (see earlier posts) the brick wall on this part of the layout was impressed into pizza foam (the foam that you find as backing to frozen pizzas). The painting was done over a thin layer of cream and grey acry…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty-one

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In this update I have added the roof and barge boards plus some small detailing to the tar paper and supporting strips of wood. The next step will be painting…..The last two images show the low relief back scene against the office wall – which gives …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirty

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The next stage in reproducing the low-relief back scene building was to add the wooden retaining strips that hold the tar paper in place. These were constructed from thin strips of scrap wood about 2 – 3mm wide and glued in place with superglue. Prior …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-nine

Posted on March 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I have used a cheap sketch book (bought from The Works for just 99p) for the tar paper cladding. The paper is quite thick and takes PVA glue well. I have cut the paper into scale widths and torn the edges to simulate the wear and tear seen on the origi…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-eight

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Following on from the earlier posts here you can see my initial blanking-in and first attempts at modelling the low-relief back scene building that is based on The Lion Works, Cheshire.The black area are 3mm thick plastic card (ex-advertising material)…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-six

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Following on from the earlier post, I have completed the impressed brick wall. In these two images you can see the fully modelled wall. I have washed the bricks with a Vallejo Dark Wash as the plain white pizza foam does not show up too well when photo…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-five

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I decided not to use individual brick slips (as seen in the earlier posts and when building the brick base for the salt pan). Instead I have used 3mm thick expanded foam (the foam base from a frozen pizza) which was glued in place with both PVA and sup…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-four

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In this image, taken from the internet you can see the canal-side view of The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire. My small shelf layout uses these buildings as inspiration for the low relief structures that run along the back of the 1;27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot layo…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-three

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The next step is to attempt the larger side-on building (marked with a Y). The building is closely based on The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire at a time before the end wall was renovated and the building was re-purposed as a modern salt museum. My plan is t…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-two

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I have added some scribbled graffiti and more weathering to the concrete slab wall and here you see it placed on the layout but not yet glued in place.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-one

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The concrete slab fence has been modelled from 1mm thick plastic card (ex-advertising material). I have modelled it with one slab missing – a common sight with older fencing while the uprights have been made from the same 1mm thick plastic card. I scri…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

These first four images show a very well used pre-cast concrete slab fence found in a local park in Droitwich. I took these photos with my trusty Minolta Z1 and then some quick measurements before scaling up a simple sketch.Below are my site notes – wh…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nineteen

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With the salt pan completed, I am moving on to a smaller project – a section of concrete slab walling as seen in this image and marked with an X.It is only a short section, but I have wanted to try and model this style of fencing for some time and I am…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eighteen

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The OSO salt pan and brick built base is now finished. The model is 175mm long x 145mm high x 100mm deep. It is built to the rather unusual scale of 1;27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and was designed and built to run proprietary HO-OO mechanisms with custom buil…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part seventeen

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Taking inspiration from the original Lion Salt Works salt pan, I felt that the model needed even more weathering. I have once again used watercolour pencils to add more ageing. The police officer stands around 60mm tall from head to toe and gives some …