Dapol

22 Jun 19
Pound Store Plastic Warriors

  I have been painting in the garden today for the first time in many years. In the past, painting outdoors kept me safe from being cooped up inside in a room amidst the heady fumes of Airfix enamels and glue. As an experiment, some of the more useless poses (lying down etc.) in the […]

21 Jun 19
Modelscape

Pack of 10 N scale dummy catenery masts (5 short arm, 5 long arm). Dapol innovative Easi-Fit Catenary masts are an ideal additon to any N Gauge layout with an electric theme. They are finely moulded and show all the mast detail, insulators and cables perfectly. They are easy to fit. Drill a hole and […]

18 Jun 19
Modelscape

N gauge ready to run model of a 20T mineral wagon. The Dapol Model of the 20T Mineral Wagon Features; Highly detailed body with integral door detail finely moulded profiled wheels    

18 Jun 19
Modelscape

Post Nationalisation, most bulk grain transportation was performed by rail and British Rail based its new standardised grain  hopper on the LMS steel bodied grain hopper design with a 10’6” wheelbase and 21’ body. These wagons normally ran in small rakes of between 2 and 10 wagons as part of a general mixed goods train. […]

18 Jun 19
Kelvins Railway Models

Here are three Box Vans of different types and a BR(S) Brake Van. All are medium weathered and two of the vans have added Load Adverts on the sides – all have chalk marks.  All wagons are Dapol RTR.

18 Jun 19
Kelvins Railway Models

I purchased this loco off Ebay for my Merlins Lane Layout. It was not until I placed it on the layout next to a Heljan Green 31 and a Dapol Green 08 that I realised just how light the green is on the Little Loco offering! To my eye the Heljan BR Green looks about […]

14 Jun 19
Albion Yard

This weekend it’s the Great Central Model Railway show centred around operating real trains, and the Model Railway Exhibition at Quorn station. It’s the first time I’ve been as a punter and for £23.00 including all day parking very good value for money I thought. I’m not into preserved railway lines at all so this […]

09 Jun 19
esngblog

An entry by Railsquid on NGForum caught my eye…. Mate, you wouldn’t know Rule 1 if it came up and punched you in the face. This is Rule 1. We do get a little too serious sometimes…. And today’s modelling challenge…. Government launches ‘exciting’ plan to turn Pacer trains into village halls Pacers could also […]

07 Jun 19
esngblog

Back to the normality of a club night, with 9 attending.  A particular welcome to Paul, visiting for the first time. It was ‘Terrier’ night again.  Simon was running a second hand ‘Brighton Works’ and I test ran my three new Terriers.  I’ve been waiting for a couple of years for these models from Dapol, […]

06 Jun 19
Shedend Railway

         

06 Jun 19
Modelscape

Ready-to-run N gauge model. The British Rail Class 86 Bo-Bo electric locomotive was the first large scale standard electric locomotive brought into service and was developed from the earlier Class 81 to 85. One hundred locomotives were built by British Rail at Doncaster and English Electric at the Vulcan Works, Newton-le-Willows between 1965 and 1966 to […]

27 May 19
Playing Trains

After Saturday’s intensive operation, shunting the same three wagons around the yard at Carters Bridge, I need a rest and folk say that a change is as good as a rest so… This steam railmotor for the FCPyF has been in the making for a while and I’ve eventually got around to assembling the bits […]

22 May 19
Little Snoring Railway

Continuing the LSR rebuild, I was wondering how to “end” the rails leading to the second module in such a way that they could simply butt up against the corresponding rails without worrying about fishplate connectors, extension track, etc. While I was sanding splinters from the new module this evening, it dawned on me that […]

16 May 19
Model of 1960s Leamington Stations

Installation of the very first signal has begun on the LMS track. The Dapol LMS home signal was purchased from Hattons and it will be located at the end of platform 1 of the Avenue Station – to control of departing trains for Rugby. The location has created difficulties due to it coinciding with supporting […]

11 May 19
Vision of the Night

It’s late (Shabbat goes out too late in the summer in this country), but I need to off-load some stuff that happened over Shabbat (the Sabbath). I’m really struggling with my sleep at the moment.  I know I’ve written before about my curious obsession with my sleep pattern and my tendency to write too much about it, […]

10 May 19
Playing Trains

No, you’ve not suddenly gone dyslexic. This post is about pug bashing the other way. Instead of the usual method of taking an Airfix or Dapol OO pug and downsizing it to OO9 I’m wondering whether or not it would be possible to upsize one. O16.5 might be stretching it too far but there could […]