Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Winter time

The garden has been put to bed and the days have shortened so it is time to think about modelling projects.

I am a member of the Launceston and District MRC and we are constructing a 14.2mm gauge layout called Lakebank. This is a re-vamp of a project started over 25 years ago under the auspices of Iain Rice to demonstrate the potential of 3mm scale modelling. When the club had to vacate it’s premises the layout was dismantled but the stock, trackwork and buildings were all retained. The club now has new premises and the layout we are now constructing is smaller than the original but reuses the track, buildings etc. I will write further on this as we progress.

Coupled with the above layout I have started looking at building a LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor from the basis of a Gem kit which I kindly purchased from Ron Shuttleworth of the 3mm society as surplus to his requirements. This is a challenge to me as I have not modelled that company before. The scenery for the layout is also challenging as it is based in the Lake District on the former Furness Railway, an area I don’t know much about and have not modelled in the past!

Finally I have made a start on constructing a cottage for Pendon Museum. More later on this subject.

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