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by Dragonfly
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

A little bit more progress on the workbench itself (now that my Workbench thread appears to be about the workbench itself): I've added a narrower (40cm deep) racking unit behind the workbench unit, giving a bit more desk space and a couple of shelves. These will hold my 3D printer and my laptop when...
by Dragonfly
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Evening all, So nothing to update on the 7mmNG wagons yet, as they had been put to one side while I've had a major sort out of my half of the garage, and reorganised how things are done. Firstly, I've bought a few racking units ( link ). As the vertical beams are 2 sections, you can build them as pi...
by Dragonfly
Thu May 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Go for it! :D Now you see why I love 7mm narrow gauge. Absolutely. I first dabbled in it when I was in my teens, but didn't stick with it until about five years ago when I started assisting a few 7mmNG layouts. We've got one club layout in this gauge, and four of our members have/had layouts as wel...
by Dragonfly
Tue May 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Absolutely; with how cheap these are, and how well they turn out (so far), I've been able to really get into it.
And like yourself I've started planning a few of my own designs based on the underframes; tank wagons, hoppers, and the like.
by Dragonfly
Mon May 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

I have a spare packet or two of Bachmann small tension lock couplings... At least one packet. Much appreciated, however I seem to be jumping into this with both feet, with currently 34 wagons, and a planned further 38. So I'm looking at somewhat more industrial quantities. :lol: If Peter Spares one...
by Dragonfly
Wed May 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

I have found a very cheap source of tension locks, at last (Replica Railways do packs of 10 for £3.50), so that option is now back on the table of possibilities. I'd have to make NEM pockets though (or glue the couplings in place), so will have to have a tinker at making some, while waiting for Repl...
by Dragonfly
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Wagon Number Sequences?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Wagon Number Sequences?

Thanks all for the feedback. Very much appreciated. So locos and coaches will be numbered separately; makes sense. So I don't need to leave gaps for coaches. For the wagons I've gone for a semi-haphazard system at this time, haven't put in any gaps yet, but at the moment I'm looking at something lik...
by Dragonfly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Wow. I'd considered making my own, but hadn't considered that particular arrangement (or drawing pins at all). I might have to have a play with that idea myself, thanks!
by Dragonfly
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 37
Views: 3691

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

After a weekend spent mainly in the garage working on baseboards, I still don't have much to show on here. But one little project I've begun is building up a 7mm narrow gauge fleet. I have a couple of locos and coach kits, but first off is putting some wagons together. These are all 3D printed kits ...
by Dragonfly
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Wagon Number Sequences?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Wagon Number Sequences?

Evening all, So I'm putting together a few batches (about 40 in total) of freelance narrow gauge wagons (to be detailed in my workbench thread), of various types, and while I'm waiting for the primer to dry I'm looking in to how to number them. Does anyone have insight into this kind of thing? Would...
by Dragonfly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: New layout

I've had a bit of a play in Anyrail to see if this is even possible, and it just works ...ish. The outer loop, fine, as long as, as you said, you use 1st radius curves in the middle 90° of the 180° turns. The goods yard, however, doesn't really fit. You won't be able to get 3 sidings in, only 2. And...
by Dragonfly
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 2019 - Feb 2 & 3
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 2019 - Feb 2 & 3

Last minute reminder about this one :-P STAFFORD MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITIONS GOES AHEAD AS PLANNED Despite the cold and unsettled weather the Stafford Model Railway Exhibition goes ahead as planned this weekend. The weather prediction currently for this weekend shows some improvements in temperatures ...
by Dragonfly
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

Well that's a few more pennies pre-spent on pre-orders for me then :lol: One WD Ruston diesel and two B2 Pecketts (Sherwood and NCB - I'll narrow it down to one but not sure which yet). A couple of other tempting items too, but nothing that stands out as much as those two new ranges, which are both ...
by Dragonfly
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

All I can suggest is keep checking Ebay, Hattons, and other second-hand sellers every so often, be patient, and eventually one will show up at a semi-reasonable price. Until then, just work on building the layout. There's no point holding off building a layout just for the sake of one train.
by Dragonfly
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 2019 - Feb 2 & 3
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 2019 - Feb 2 & 3

Well it's that time of year again! Comes around so fast, and now that New Year is out of the way, we of Stafford are gathering together to prepare for the busiest weekend of our year. As ever, there's a huge list of layouts and traders, including two "feature" sections, this year's feature...

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