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by Alexander Court
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

I spent an evening building the corner pub and corner shop kestrel kits. I painted up the shop in the colour scheme of the local butcher: 40.jpg 41.jpg And the corner pub I painted up as the pub I work at, 'O'Dwyer's, The Villa': 42.jpg 43.jpg And here are a few of the gifts Sinead got me for my bir...
by Alexander Court
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Out came the newspaper and the pva and covered the landscape:
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by Alexander Court
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

After the signal box it was time to start the terrace on the street, I didn't fit windows to the rear or even paint the rear walls. Still it was a thousand times easier to build the houses than the signal box and it came out reasonably alright I think: 30.jpg 31.jpg 32.jpg And here they are on the l...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Building the signal box This has to be one of the most fiddly kits I've ever had to construct. I started by prepainting the pieces (I had to repeatedly touch up the paint which I kept ruining with my smudgey fingers). Then I struggled to get the four base walls to stay in line with eachother while ...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Over in the UK I've heard that they are all melting in the sun....meanwhile in South West Kerry... 20.jpg Still, gotta keep oneself entertained after work on these miserable wet evenings: 21.jpg (Easy to build my back side!) Some shots from under the bridge, showing off the stonework, with different...
by Alexander Court
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Having painted the the bridge I fitted it with the newly built up landscape and retaining walls, also painted. I then cut the hole to the fiddleyard: 16.jpg 17.jpg 18.jpg 19.jpg I've had the last of the track delivered and some kits have arrived too so I ought to be able to get those sorted and this...
by Alexander Court
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Time for another update, this one is about building a bridge. In order to disguise the exit to the fiddle yard area I decided to construct a bridge, but I didn't want to spend money on a kit when I had materials to hand. Using parts from a Peco N gauge platform I had built before and some 00 brick s...
by Alexander Court
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

So, the easy part of the board construction done, it was time to tackle the issue of the the wrap around back scene boards. Unfortunately at this time the weather became somewhat wetter which required me to retire to the kitchen, I basically just screwed the remaining mdf board (which had been unscr...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Construction Begins Some month's ago I had already stripped the baseboard I was going to use and so when Sinead went away to her mother's with the girls for a week I decided it was time to get to work, I took the board outside the front and unscrewed one of the supporting timbers, relocated it to w...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Tonglington Abbey & St. Renock Quay Kato N Gauge Unitrack Layouts

I've been working on something over the summer, based on the fact we don't know where we will be living I decided to dismantle my large 4ft by 4ft 00 layout as it was a rather cumbersome beast, salvage what I could, and get planning again. I pulled open my map of the Isle of Siddington, did a little...
by Alexander Court
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 24
Views: 1924

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

The works at Siddington recently took delivery of a second hand six wheel coach which is to be trialled on the line up to Upper Muddleston for clearances, being continental it is smaller than the island's regular coaching stock but it is hoped that this will make it more suited to the branch line's ...
by Alexander Court
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 24
Views: 1924

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

No, don't attempt to correct your screen, this stock is actually much smaller than the rest, going down to n gauge now, but the works remains the same. First up is a loco in for overhaul and repaint into the Siddington Railway/Region company's livery,the lines on the island now grouped together at l...
by Alexander Court
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Starting again, in N, again.
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Starting again, in N, again.

Charlotte is less than a month off of being a year old, Amelia is nearly three, our housing situation is still uncertain but the landlord wants his house back and my family want us to move back to the UK and try make a life over there. I've stripped my 00 layout back to the board and have to offload...
by Alexander Court
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 2206

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

I'd opt for N gauge, and I'd launch my range with: N2 in GNR, LNER and BR liveries Set with LNER N2 and say a Quad-art set with a circle of track and an easy to build card platform and a controller. I'd opt for the Kato system or a british manufactured equivalent (Or at least close to british protot...
by Alexander Court
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 176
Views: 11404

Re: New / Old

This is fantastic, I love Dublo and early Triang stuff, although i'm thinning out my 00 due to a future possible move and taking up N gauge. I might have some Dublo wagons to sell if you are interested? I really enjoy seeing proper dublo set ups, I've seen a few at exhibitions that were largish oval...

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