Thursday, 22 November 2012


It's an American thing and yes we celebrate it over here in Blighty, because my partner is half-American. So it's a family tradition. We have had the turkey now it is time for the cobbler...

I've been doing some blog admin and have switched off the captcha and gone for moderation of comments instead, so as to make it easier for people to post. I know some people find the codes difficult to read. And to be honest they are a pain in the bum.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Burnham Yard Fall Tidying Session

Over the last few months nothing much of anything has been happening on my layout. Lots of reasons for this, but one thing I did decide to get to grips with was the fact that the layout was being used as a storage shelf.

It may be hard to imagine, or not as the case may be, but this is picture is taken after I had already removed a bunch of Walthers Cornerstone buildings boxes that were obstructing the right of way.

So I decided to make a start at correcting the situation, as at some point it would be nice to run some trains, the lack of installed Hex Frog Juicers not withstanding, I use to be able to run stuff.

While the rest of the layout still needs clearing, and while there is still clutter on the layout, none of it interferes with the right of way. So that's my new rule; stuff can be placed on the board, but mustn't block the right of way.

Unsurprisingly enough, I now feel motivated to start working on finishing off the cars in the above picture, which are in the process of being weathered, and or having details like uncoupler bars added to them.