Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Bulldozers move in..

Work has started (inbetween painting more Landwehr) on the conversion on Winkford.

I took the layout out on the garden table , grabbed an assortment of tools and took a deep breath. Then, with a nervous chisel, the work started.

Actually, it always amazes me how quickly destroying something can happen, in contrast with the hours put in to creating it. In this case, I was trying to be fairly clinical.
The track and electrics need removing, but with a mind to laying standard gauge track. Some extra clearance would be needed too, and I think the history of the line will tell that either passenger services ceased upon the re-laying.. or that a new small timber platform was built.

Anyway - so far so good. Some more fettling to get things level once I decide upon the plan.. but this is the state of play so far..

Friday, May 17, 2013

time flies..

I just realised that it's been over a year since the last post.

Well, Winkford is still sitting on a shelf, waiting it's fate. My OO9 stock has been ebayed however, so if it stays in my hands it will no doubt see the major conversion to standard gauge. (OO or perhaps EM?)

In other modelling, nothing much has happened. I still have the notion to build another 3mm scale layout, trying out 12mm gauge track standards instead. 
I'm hoping to build another HO US outline layout, or perhaps re-jig my orginal shelf.. still playing around with plans.

However, I haven't been idle.. rather than continue to stew in my railway modelling cul-de-sac, I got busy re-acquainting myself with my one of my first hobbies and I have been busy painting up and playing with toy soldiers ..

Some Prussians here, as seen over on Scrivsland