Sunday, October 11, 2009

Elston Road coming along

Slowly but surely adding bits here and there to Elston Road... mostly tidying up. I thought it was perhaps time for a quick update though - a couple of pictures of all three feet of the layout (one from each side) to show the overall effect, and one of the shed built by Marshalls Agricultural Supplies.
Running is much improved after a deal of fettling.. but still a bit fiddly.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Elston Road, 3mm Micro in the sun

Grabbed a few minutes in the sun to take some pistures of progress on 'Elston Road', my 3 foot long, 3mm scale layout. (Should have built 'Trewyzes')
I am trying to capture a rather down and out 'end of the line' Light Railway halt. The passenger services ceased some time ago, only light goods and coal accompany regular vans to and from the private siding (shed under construction). the passenger halt is based on one at Ashover, the 'office' is based on a plan in the 3mm Society magazine - a building once at Lowdham. The shed is pure conjecture!
Despite many frustrations and doubts as to my wisdom in trying 3mm finescale over EM, overall I'm quite pleased so far. I've had to replace a couple of tie bars and this has caused some derailments.. much fettling to be done.

Finally, my first ever chassis under construction (3mm again). It will go under a whitemetal J72 one day. Thanks to Phil Parker for some top tips.

Overview of Elston Road, all three feet of it.

The Shed under construction

View of the 'yard' area.

The disused passenger halt.

The office, based on a building at Lowdham.

No signals or gates required on this quiet lane.

A view from the end of the layout.

The line used to continue beyond the camera until a few years ago.

Don't laugh! First attempt ever.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I have been doing things, honest!

I finally thought I should get around to doing some updates and my camera battery died!
I hope to get some pictures of the 3mm layout up soon, and maybe some other bits I've been working on. Meanwhile, I got a few pics of Ulthwaite anyway.. some scenic work has been done.

This is an A1 brass body kit - my first soldered construction. Obviously a bit of work to do yet..

Some scenics at the Left hand side of the layout, entrance to fiddle

At the other end. I found this coal lorry amongst some stuff passed to me by 'Versif' some time ago. Already labelled up for 'Cumberland' - perfect!

An overall view back over the layout. looking a lot greener now.

Finally, the new coach, a recent ebay purchase.. again, a lot of work to do but it 'fits' well I think.

Next up, some 3mm stuff I reckon.

I really must learn how to post properly on here - not keen on this layout at all.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pot Pourri..

Didn't realise it had been such a long time since the last post. Just a few pictures this time.. Firstly, The latest 3mm 'project' (more on this next time!)

Next up, just a couple of views from Ulthwaite..