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by PinkNosedPenguin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

The big question still remains and that is the whereabouts of the eighth Hobgoblin. Is it still at loose or has it also been contained. I fear it went the same way as the other 7 - but don't fret too much anyone, Mrs.Penguin has promised to replenish supplies following the mysterious disappearance ...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dragonfly's Workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 2035

Re: Dragonfly's Workbench

Hmmm, an interesting source of, as you say very cheap, O-16.5 wagons :D. A very economical way to build up a sizeable collection. I'll be interested to see how these turn out, and maybe purchase some myself . . . BTW, as I use tension lock couplers, I purchased some of these which come with little '...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 00 gauge micro layout
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: 00 gauge micro layout

Hi Berryman, it seems we are both building micro layouts at the same time :D - best of luck with yours - looks to be a great start so far . . .

Yeah, for track painting, I used Rail Match 'sleeper grime' spray - though I am now proceeding to cover most of it in deep ballast!
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Thanks 8) I also dug out the piece of plywood I had ear-marked for the back-scene, and, like all badly-stored ply the world over, it was warped :shock:. So, as it is a sunny day, I dampened the concave side and laid it on the garden path weighted down to try to straighten it. Not 100% successful - i...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Thanks for your interest and comments . . . Nice start. What's next ? Well, first I sprayed the track with 'sleeper grime' to coat the sleepers and sides of the rails - and then cleaned the rail tops of course - although this will largely be concealed as I intend to cover the sleepers in ballast as ...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

A bit more progress . . . Track glued down: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32397837157_5b71479a93_b.jpg IMG_9425 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr Droppers installed: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/47339824521_8b38697456_b.jpg IMG_9428 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr DCC bus wired up to ...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

A bit more progress this weekend :D Firstly the whole board and frame was given two coats of MDF sealer: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7857/46353881045_6eac4123db_b.jpg IMG_9415 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr I decided, after the very noisy running on my N gauge layout, to try some rubber underl...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

I did and only just getting around to working out what I did, all so long ago !! It was I recall quite complex ... Thanks yeah that's what I thought :shock: - I'll probably go with some kind of steel girders/panels approach - as you say the bridge is not very long . . . Love the trackwork, makes me...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 983
Views: 80300

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

glencairn wrote:Next -- Any more non-standard gauge pictures


Here is an impressive Garratt on the Welsh Highland Railway:
Image20181101_151520 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Next -- Any more non-standard gauge pictures
by PinkNosedPenguin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Hi PNP, I've not been involved as much as once ...... I'm so used to you being 'N', leaping to 7 mm scale is something else !! I like the cut-away to get some depth, it'll be quite a narrow 'cut'. Still I'm not surprised by you getting some height 'cos you did it to good effect before. Geoff T. Tha...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 435
Views: 44618

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Hi Geoff, I seem to have missed this thread - and I see it goes back a long way :o! A great layout with very simple track plan but superb scenic potential. You may have noticed I have started a small roundy roundy of my own here - which is considerably smaller :D. I wonder if you could explain how y...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Mountain wrote:Is also nice the way you have slightly offset the track.
The picture of the loco reminds me how small they are. Does the board feel heavy? Not that it matters being a small size.

Thanks - no the MDF is quite light, though a much larger board would be heavier to handle of course . . .
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Thanks awaky. As it was such a lovely day today I managed to spend some time out in the garden cutting some MDF :D https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46285183175_b8aabd6fa8_b.jpg IMG_9405 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr What is that weird shape I have cut in my baseboard? And it certainly produce...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1082
Views: 207603

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

glencairn wrote:Next -- Any other animal or bird

Glencairn


Some sheep in the lush grass:
ImageIMG_5935 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Lets stick with animals a bit longer...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Micro layout in O-16.5
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Micro layout in O-16.5

Thanks for comments. So my 600mm x 900mm baseboard kit arrived and I checked the pieces fit together (made from 9mm MDF - just placed loosely in position for now): https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/46264330245_b4b536e800_k.jpg IMG_9403 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr I then also checked my inten...

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