Monthly Archives: July 2014

Baseboards coming along……….

Tim and Julian’s business has been doing rather well so far this year, which has meant that they have not had time to accommodate me at their joiners shop and hence baseboard construction has been slow.  However, I did manage to get down today and we have got the first four boards quite close to finished.

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This view will look straight at the train shed, with the bay to the right (it does come onto the nearest board; this is a bit not yet done.  The remainder of the platforms be to the right and the goods yard will be behind the trainshed/platforms.  If you want to be reminded of the trackplan, it can be found here or here.

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Tim and Julian look on the four boards and give them a comparison for size.  The overall depth is 1200m deep and the length of the boards in visible is 2.6m.  This view would be from the bridge (see the trackplan links), looking back over the yard and the end of the platforms.  The ground will be raised here, but falling away to the left.

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A view from the buffer stops, well it would be but you wouldn’t be able to see them for the end of the trainshed.  The ground will slope down substantially to the right and be above rail level to the left.

I hope to get these four boards finished in my next visit and also the beams that they will sit on (and will be attached to the legs already made).

Two Bolt Chair

4mm finescale modelling, slowly

Model Railway Musings by D827 Kelly

Model railway planning, design, building and other things related


Modelling the Canada Atlantic Railway into Pembroke in Proto:87


Documenting and Modelling the History of the Tyne Dock to Consett Line

Liverpool Range

Modelling a small section of the New South Wales Railways between Kankool and Pangela

highland miscellany

My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.


Modelling the WR in the 1950s

Great Western Railway Review

Recording and reporting articles and items of interest relating to the Great Wwestern Railway of Brunel, Goocg, Churchward and Collett et al and to modelling it in 4mm and 7mm scales.

Matt's Railroad Blog

Minnesota themed model railroading

GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

The model railway world and mainly Southern meanderings of Graham 'Muz' Muspratt

Gene's P48 Blog

Quarter-inch Scale Modeling

Dales Peak

Set in the Derbyshire Peak District, this is a shed based, OO Gauge, modern image, DCC, model railway


Building a Model of Birmingham New Street, set in 1987


Modern railway modelling in the Midlands


My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.


My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.

Loco Yard

Heritage & Model Railway Blog

The Erratic and Wandering Journey

Railway Modelling in S Scale (1:64)

Ouse Valley Modeller

Ouse Valley Modeller is a blog about my 4mm OO gauge modelling, my observations mostly about Sussex railways in the 1950's and my layout Herstmonceux

cardigan bay coastal railroad

A fictious railroad in 0n30

Morpeth In O-Scale

Why Settle For Half When You Can Have The Whole O?


Southwest Scotland in 00 Finescale


Modelling the West Highland Railway & Beyond

Oswestry Works

Locomotive works diorama in 4mm

Port Rowan in 1:64

An S scale study of a Canadian National Railways branch in Ontario - in its twilight years


from little acorns...