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Offline Mountain Goat

My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« on: October 16, 2017, 02:45:05 PM »

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I thought I'd share two sites I have put photos and descriptions of some of the things I've been up to in this scale and gauge.

http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=10501

This thread  on this site (Above) goes into more detail and one will need to become a member to view the photographs. It is free to join.

https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52212

This second site thread is more on what I am currently working on at the moment. (Though both sites share this information). While this site is also free, you can view these pictures without joining.




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Offline Cariad

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 08:29:07 AM »
Hi @Mountain Goat,

This is impressive!  There used to be a railway enthusiasts exhibition in an adjoining village to where I live, but it had to close down through lack of funding.

 :D  Chris





Offline Mountain Goat

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 07:03:08 PM »
I recently attended two model railway shows in a weekend. Both were reasonably priced for entry. If they were not I wouldn't be able to go! One was at Bronwydd near Gwili Railway (Carmarthen area) and the other was at Swansea.
Both had some lovely layouts. The Swansea one was spectacular. It had lots of lovely layouts where the public entering were given a voting slip where they got to vote for their favourite layout there. There was so much choice it wasn't easy. One large layout had 14 operators and needed at least 9 people just to get it operating correctly. It was just over 50ft long by around 30ft wide.
The one I loved was a small narrow gauge layout which had the buildings detailed inside, tools in the workshop etc. He had lovely firms in the scenery and even had barb wire with tiny spikes!

Offline Cariad

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 08:37:32 PM »
I recently attended two model railway shows in a weekend. Both were reasonably priced for entry. If they were not I wouldn't be able to go! One was at Bronwydd near Gwili Railway (Carmarthen area) and the other was at Swansea.
Both had some lovely layouts. The Swansea one was spectacular. It had lots of lovely layouts where the public entering were given a voting slip where they got to vote for their favourite layout there. There was so much choice it wasn't easy. One large layout had 14 operators and needed at least 9 people just to get it operating correctly. It was just over 50ft long by around 30ft wide.
The one I loved was a small narrow gauge layout which had the buildings detailed inside, tools in the workshop etc. He had lovely firms in the scenery and even had barb wire with tiny spikes!

Hi @Mountain Goat,

I liked the fact that you were using recyclable items, like tin cans and wire in your construction.  A hobby like that can be very satisfying I should think.  I love the old steam trains, and one of my ambitions is to travel around Britain, going from one line to another.  When I was a child we lived next to a railway line, and the drivers would wave as they passed, perhaps that is where my love for them comes from.  Sometimes it sounded as though the railway run through the middle of the house, and this song would often come to mind, as I heard the sound of an engine coming, and then listened to it's sound decreasing as it moved on up the track.  https://youtu.be/pejQAaj7MDM

Chris

:D





 

Offline Mountain Goat

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 01:58:14 AM »
Made things from scraps as it is cheaper. Done a little bit more progress on the diamond crossing this evening. It means that there is less to do to finish it.

Offline Mountain Goat

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 03:00:42 PM »
Thanks Cariad.  You could make a little railway aswell. :p
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Offline Mountain Goat

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 12:48:26 AM »
I've run out of resin to cast things. It has lasted a while. A good few years.

Offline Mountain Goat

Re: My 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling. (Model Railways)
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 12:58:42 AM »
I've made myself a controller and it works. :) . I used parts from an old Triang controller and use a car bulb as an overload protection device.
I'm now starting to build a diesel from a kit and I'm adapting it to fit a chassis I'm using.


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