Monday, 28 February 2011

Running Trains

I haven't had a lot of time to spend in the shed of late, but last night wandered down to see what I could inspire myself to make.. Well I got a bit sidetracked if you will excuse the pun. I don't often run trains, I'm much more into making them, but last night I had the video and a spare half hour. Here are the results.....



I think the main distraction from model making is my new found interest in "blogging" about life on my new blog RJRdaydreamer

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Aircon

Not much modelling has got done this week, the only thing that I have got done is making a batch of Air conditioning units that will populate the flat roof spaces.



They were simple to make, a few thickness's of plasti-card to make up the depth and a picture of an aircon unit printed on sticky labels and stuck on the front.

During the course of the week they will be fitted, photos to follow.

Part of the reason for reduced modelling is an increased interest in my non modelling blog.. rjrdaydreamer.. but I have plans for the coming week in the shed 

John

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Office block

Over the past few days I have been working on a new structure to replace the old brick one that was a recycled model from an earlier layout. It didn't really fit the scene and I don't think it was as good a standard as I would have liked.

The new building.

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John
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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Fusee

Unmarked railroad crossings are often protected by the train crew throwing red flares onto the road before crossing, as per this video.. at 1:19 in




I have been trying to work out how to do this and came up with these

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Fibre optic shoelaces :) about £5 of ebay for a pair (2 light units)

hole drilled in the road and the fibre optic rubber "lace" pushed up from underneath, bit of paint and a piece of wire for the flare body..

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and here they are in action



John

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Photo fest

Today the main work was to transfer the ownership of a former Chessie Loco into the hands of RJR branchlines,  this will now be working the estate, which will free up the UP loco's.

A glance at the photos will also reveal a couple of fences that have been erected.

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John

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Chain link fencing

Tonight's activity involved erecting some fencing. I've mounted it on a piece of plasticard that is scored to look like paving stones, this allows the fencing to be done on the workbench rather than at the back of the baseboards ;)











More Painting

Last night didn't yield massive dividends but more painting was done on the root beer end

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I have also posted a new entry on my other non railway blog.

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