On the workbench: March 2013

Firstly, apologies for the lack of any updates for February, I think missing the second monthly update means that we didn’t get off to a very good start. Regrettably real life got in the way and we have both had a hectic couple of months with various things going on…..

Over the last couple of weeks, I have dug Waldo Road Junction out of its corner and restarted work on it. Despite things having stalled pretty dramatically on it over recent months we are now trying to finish the layout ready for summer. This is not due to any impending exhibitions but a bit of a challenge to ourselves in the hope we will get our arses into gear and get something done!

Anyhow, as implied above, this months updates are nearly all layout based, so without further ado:

As can be seen below, the track is all down and sleepers laid ready for the rail. Most of the trackwork uses C&L bullhead rail in Exactoscale sleeper bases. However, the main lines closest to the camera use C&L sleepers with flat bottom rail, representing some reasonably recently relaid track.



Next up I have been working on the control panel. Although nothing particularly exciting here are a couple of photos just to show things are being done!

Overall impression of what the top will look like when done:


View inside, the box will be connected to each scenic board of the layout individually.



Finally, just so we include some trains, here is a shot of the Western posed on Waldo with a couple of vans that Oly has recently weathered – standard Bachmann products, they are currently awaiting 3 links fitting then will go into service.Image

Thats about all for this month, happy modelling and hopefully there will be some more interesting progress next month!


One thought on “On the workbench: March 2013

  1. Good to see some progress lads. I’m option g for EM after all but you’re right. OO FS still looks good and it appears you may have turned a certain Black Country modeller in that direction too!
    Keep posting the updates and I’ll keep reading them! 😊

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