My model railway projects

For a few years I have been wanting to built a model railway, nothing grand or big but a bit more than the test track I have.

Model railways are not a cheap exercise where a single new locomotive can easily cost you £100 upwards so one of my dilemma’s has always been cost.

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Over the years I have had model railway stock of many scales come and go and have held on to certain pieces as they had no real re-sale value, plus I liked them, this is my next dilemma, what period or area to model, my small collection has no theme and again I keep or buy what I like not what works together.

I finally got around to building the beginnings of what I wanted in June 2014, in OO scale, but as 2015 started we became aware the rented house we had been in for 5 years would not be available after March 2015, the layout I started can be seen in detail here

Since then I have started a smaller portable layout along with other narrow gauge projects, I have turned my attention to restoring some of my older stock and converting others, links found at the top of this page.

OO gauge (4mm) projects can be found in the links below

To see progress of OO gauge buildings and scenery Click Here

To see progress of the Hornby Dublo signal box conversion Click Here

To see the progress with the engine sheds Click Here

To see progress of locomotive and stock conversions and restorations Click Here

The track

Now one thing I had a fair bit of is the older Triang super 4 track.

To see the layout progress Click Here

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The Triang Super 4 track proved to be beyond saving for the main layout and changed track since, details on the Layout page

Rolling stock at present is mixed and growing by large numbers weekly, I have one bargain I got for a £1 at a recent bootsale although it’s a bit of a challenge as to what to do with it, this was part of the Triang Battle Space series in the sixties and would of had a working search light and radar dish on the top, for some reason Triang Battle Space rolling stock command high prices in good condition, but I can safely say this is not one of them.

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If you want to see what this Triang low loader became, Click Here

See also, Model railway renovations and conversions

 

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More to come.

 

 

 


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