New photo collection

Eagle-eyed visitors will have noticed the Flickr box on the right updating over the past few days – i’m intending this should build into a set of layout photo’s over the coming months & years covering RS Tower and the groups compatible Freemo modules, Continue reading

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Tolworth pics

A few images from last weekends trip to Tolworth…

A CP SD40-2 rolls an intermodal down the street running trackage

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After the Exe Show – thoughts…

Well the Exeter show has been and gone, the only “proper” exhibition outing in 2009 (we hope to have more for 2010 to tell you about soon!) – although we are considering doing another “open house” later in the year to keep our hand in – i’m interested in feedback on that, anyone want to come play trains for the weekend??

Here’s a quick vid to give an overview of the setup we used, for the first time we were able to have the Freemo-esque modules attached to form a decent length branch line at the show which was a nice way of adding a section of layout with a slower pace than the big mainline action.

Modules used were Dale Yard, Oakdale and two curves created and owned by Neil Rogers and Dale Creek created and owned by Liam Rogers.

Don’t forget that the modules on their own without the main RS Tower layout will be appearing at the Shaftesbury & Gillingham show in Gillingham (Dorset) this weekend.

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Progress, Show Reminders & Videos…

Yes, another one of my horribly infrequent updates! The layout is up and running again – here’s a bit of proof…

That has allowed us to do a few bits more on scenery, the kinds of things that are hard to finish off when the layout is in 4′ chunks but are a relative breeze when you can work on the thing as a whole. Continue reading

Grade crossings and module progress

We’ve just started working on grade crossing protection and signalling – images of the progress so far can be found on the fotopic site:

http://modelrailpics.fotopic.net/c735837.html

Neil Rogers is also working hard on his first two 45 degree curve modules – pics can be found at his fotopic site here: http://neil-rogers.fotopic.net/c1644146.html

Enjoy!

A little less conversation, a little more action…

Here’s another of our youtube clips, a SOO SD40-2 leads a CP Rail SD40-2 (in an SD45 carbody) north onto the street running with a unit steel coil train. Enjoy!