Archive for July, 2010

Standard Railway Modelling Dimmensions

Posted by Ben Angus On July 19, 2010 Comments Off

The following diagrams show the structure dimensions with the table indicating the appropriate measurements in various scales as devised by the British Railway Modeling Standards Bureau (BRMSB).  Platforms, Station Buildings and Bridges dimensions Tunnel and Overbridge dimensions Standard Dimensions RefLetter See Note Prototype(Ft) N gauge(1/148) 2mmFine scale TT3(3mm) HO(3.5mm) OO(4mm) EM(4mm) O fine(7mm) A 1  [ Read More ]

Douglas Berry – The Man

Posted by Ben Angus On July 18, 2010 Comments Off

Photographs by Eric Dale unless otherwise stated Douglas’s Favourite Picture. He felt it looked so real with his Highland loco No 6 approaches Dava Station from Forres with a train of empty cattle wagons for Grantown sidings. Operated as part of The DAVA Project Douglas Berry You only have to look at the faces of  [ Read More ]

Corridor Connections | Connectors

Posted by Ben Angus On July 17, 2010 Comments Off

Adding gangway connections between carriages adds a touch of realism to a model railway. This can be achieved with a simple method described using folded paper. The Method: First cut two long strips of black paper. One 15mm wide, the other 28mm wide Cut individual sections with 7mm overlap28mm Plus and 15mm Plus Strip A  [ Read More ]

Scratch Built | Buildings

Posted by Ben Angus On July 17, 2010 Comments Off

Scratch building is the process of building a scale model from raw materials or even materials found about the household, rather than building it from a commercial kit or buying it pre-assembled. Scratch building is easy, if original plans of the subject exist. However because of the lack of plans, many models have to be  [ Read More ]

The French Connection – St. Pancras

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Hornby ‘Eurostar’ train (R2379) It is said that when the French heard that the first trains to travel under the Channel were to arrive at a station called Water-loo, many assumed they were victims of the English sense of humour. Alas for them, it really was true that they would alight at a station named  [ Read More ]

Speeding up to Scotland Pendolino Set City of Stoke on Trent

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 Comments Off

6.30am Wednesday 26/4/2006 Pendolino Set 390 029 “City of Stoke on Trent” in Euston Station, London prior to heading the 0646 train to Glasgow Central. Pendolino 390 029 was formally named at Stoke on Trent station on 29 September 2003 to mark completion of major engineering work to upgrade the West Coast Main Line for  [ Read More ]

That Trainspotter

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 Comments Off

That Trainspotter Otherwise known as “The Boy on the Footbridge” It has been said that train spotting is rather like bird watching or fishing. We think nothing of travelling miles for a rare catch or waiting patiently for long periods when nothing seems to be happening. Even today groups of enthusiasts – still mainly youngsters  [ Read More ]

Bringing a Dead 4F Back to Life

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 Comments Off

Fitting a tender fall-plate and crew can be easily done to an ‘out-of-the-box ‘ model without resorting to complete repainting. However, if you do want to personalise your prized possession it may be necessary to do a repaint, depending on the condition in which you want the locomotive to appear. Perth (63A) MR ‘4F’ No.  [ Read More ]

Behind the Firth of Tay

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 Comments Off

DILLICAR WATER TROUGHS “Dillicar troughs provided steam locomotives with an opportunity to replenish their water tanks without stopping. This was achieved by lowering a scoop into the trough situated between the rails. The train depicted is a northbound Anglo-Scottish express hauled by Britannia Pacific No. 70052 “Firth of Tay”. It is shown passing through Lune  [ Read More ]

The Whisky Line

Posted by Ben Angus On July 16, 2010 Comments Off

Some months ago, the Oldest Dominie posed a question regarding the existence of a distillery (now closed) near to Kinross. In fact, it wasn’t so much the distillery that was of importance, but the existence of a railway line by which it was served. In fact, no information was forthcoming, at least until now. If  [ Read More ]