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A potpourri of articles from a sporadic modeller.



As a long time 7mm modeller I have recently branched out into 2mmFS for something different, these are my modelling efforts so far.

M7 Railmotor update.

A progress update for the LNWR M7 Railmotor. Now that I was happy with the shape of the roof for the railmotor it was trimmed to length and soldered on, This required a little care trying to keep the sides… Continue Reading →

St. Winefrides Well

St. Winefrides Well

Atlas Obscura : St. Winefrides Well

Next stop down the line from Holywell Town is St. Winefrides Halt. For a little flavour of the local area the following article has been published on Atlas Obscura about St. Winefrides Well.

Track building commences for Holywell Town.

The track plan for Holywell Town was developed using Templot, I’m still struggling with it as I don’t find it the most intuitive program to use but I sort of got there eventually. With the use of control templates, box files… Continue Reading →

LNWR D33 van batch build

For the next selection from the LNWR wagons I decided to try batch building so from the stack of etches I selected the D33 van, this being the prototype Wagons of the LNWR – Diagram 33 Covered Goods Van. The design… Continue Reading →

LNWR Special Cattle Wagon

Having just finished the turnouts for Holywell Town I decided to have a small change and go back to wagon building. In a recent 2mmFS Newsletter there was an offer for some new etches for a variety of LNWR wagons,… Continue Reading →

Holywell Town – baseboard.

For Holywell Town I have got the main baseboard built, using 6mm ply. My first experiments with screws to build up the frame didn’t go so well as the screws ended up splitting the plywood. So this is built entirely with panel… Continue Reading →

Holywell Town – the prototype

As if I didn’t have enough projects on the go I decided to start a new layout project – Holywell Town. Holywell Town was a small LNWR branch line in North Wales, I stumbled across it from an article in… Continue Reading →

LNWR M7 Railmotor Bodywork

Now that I was happy the motor unit was working I could finally turn to the rest of the model. These are the Railmotor etchings as supplied from Worsley Works.     So the first bit was to solder on… Continue Reading →

LNWR M7 motor bogie.

My 2mmFS plans involve a small layout of Holywell Town, a North Wales LNWR branchline of which more details to be posted separately. Whilst researching for stock for the layout I looked at Worsley Works for some coaches and spotted… Continue Reading →

Midland 10T Brake van.

Having just started out having a go in 2mmFS I decided to start with a small wagon kit. So this a quick photo build of the MR 10T brake van available from the 2mm Scale Association. I had been given… Continue Reading →

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