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North London coach update

Been able to do a little more to the North London coach thanks to bits arriving from the 3mm warehouse team.

Seating and compartment partitions added. Being 3rd class not sure what the seat colour should be, red I guess?


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3mm Coach for Wimhurst Road

Leafing through one of my Kent & East Sussex railway books the other day I happened across a picture of one of the North London railway 4 wheel coaches which have been preserved on the line. Further research on the net provided some colour photos. Spur of the moment purchases are a funny thing and it just so happens that I purchased one of Allen Doherty’s scratch aid kits of the very same coach  at Kingsbury about 2/3 years ago- so have commenced building the very same hopefully for Wimhurst Road next year. Here are the pics of model and the prototype   


  Wish me luck.

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Crossing gates for Wimhurst Road

For awhile I have been pondering how to do the crossing gates for Wimhurst Road. Unlike the larger scales in 3mm you have to build such items yourself. Whilst at the Wells show I picked up nickel silver strip, brass L angle and bar with gates in mind with the help of Mike Davy who helped pick the sizes at Eileen’s stand. I had also picked up at the Bridport show a Hornby level crossing cheaply for sizing. This morning I plucked up the courage to have a go, so out with the soldering iron and double sided tape and this is the result

One pair of crossing gates, enjoyable if a bit fiddly at times. 

Have to add more detail to them, whether to use a triangle or roundel and add supports. I am using Poppy Woodtechs boarding for the Crossing so need to figure out the installation and how to operate them, might be das finger poking as on the dairy gates at Hemlock rather than electrics, watch this space.

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Progress on Wimhurst Road

Today I have been able to start refurbishing Wimhurst Road. Decided to do se work on the main board as the riverbed needed redoing and the yard ballasting. I also did some static grass and minor science work. Here are the pics



If I get it ready for October 2016 and the Croydon show our Chairman has offered to lend me his Kent and E Sussex railcar to run on it, mows there’s an incentive.


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Wimhurst Road

you may recall that I had brought a layout recently in 3mm. Our Chairman wanted some more space so He offered  me his layout based on following South Eastern practice.

The layout was duly picked up over May Bank holiday weekend and now resides in the Driscoll household. The layout has only been partially scienicked so work has started on completing that. 

The station layout is based on Bodium and I will need to build the station building. The signal box is a reverse image of Hawkhurst, hopefully with etched windows from Worsley Works.

Here are some pictures of one of the end boards that I have a started.