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Hi Folk, Back in 2018 I posted the start of my O gauge starter layout, so here's the current state of play - I have "found" a corner to enable me to work on it undisturbed but, as you can see, progress is slow..... Progress on Singleton has been even slower though, during lockdown, I have built a couple of engines and am working up drawings for the platform buildings in Inkscape, with a view to using my Silhouette Curio (still not unwrapped!) to cut out the parts. best wishes, stay safe Richard
Well, after spending what seemed like ages building sections of track, boards, electronics etc, suddenly almost all the flat-bottom sections of track have been laid and rolling stock, well, rolled along it. Right now the track is only suitable for clockwork or live steam locos though! The bridge at the far left is not yet fixed, nor is the track over it. A very late decision means that that section now leads to a 90 degree corner board (Grainge & Hodder) which has only just arrived and been built. As a reminder, the layout is 4mm scale based on, but not a model of, the Festiniog Railway. Track gauge is 7.83mm and apart from the gauge is built to 2mm Scale Association standards. The section in the first photo is 2.1m long. The remainder of the track, mostly bottom right, will be bullhead. Oh, and I’ve still not really decided on a name! I have a working name for the layout but I’m not really happy with it.
Share and show, right? Really no problems at all, nothing, everything went very smoot. To call it a success? yes and no. Frogs and safety rails could be wider to receive the wheel/flange (not deeper) better thus the distance between the flange baring surface and the safety/guardrail can be 0.5 mm smaller/shorter, 41mm to 40mm perhaps even 39mm. Does this make any sense? I will make a drawing of what i mean tomorrow. If you see anything that can be improved please share your thoughts. Thanks for reading, with best regards Igor
A selection of 4 buffer stops. Drawn by myself and 3d-printed in 7mm scale by Shapeways. Great Eastern Railway L.N.E.R. G.W.R. T.W.Ward No. 11b Looks like it was a good summer for weeds! The buffer-stop kits are available from here.
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