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by trevorsmith3489
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Wallsend March/April 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Wallsend March/April 2016

Next week, the Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society is holding a small exhibition in Wallsend Library to promote railway modelling as a hobby. Wallsend library is located in the town centre with ample free parking nearby. Dates and times are; • Tuesday 29th March 12.00pm – 4.00pm • Wednesday 30th Ma...
by trevorsmith3489
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Kaley Yard
Replies: 19
Views: 9919

Re: Kaley Yard

10 months since my last link to the Kaley Yard blog. https://kaleyyard.wordpress.com/north-drive-industrial-complex/ In addition to progress on my own layout, new life has been given to California Surfline - culminating in an exhibition outing to Kyle in Scotland and an invite to display it for 10 d...
by trevorsmith3489
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard

The bridge has finally been completed! https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_1095.jpg?w=225&h=300 https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_1095.jpg https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_1096.jpg?w=300&h=231 https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_1096.jpg I...
by trevorsmith3489
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: A Bridge for Kaley Yard

Well . . . . . seems I have run out of time! I have spent a lot of time preparing the infrastructure for the bridge and all I have to show for the competition is a piece of plywood. https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_1027.jpg?w=225&h=300 https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/i...
by trevorsmith3489
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: A Bridge for Kaley Yard

I scratch-built my own palm trees from etched brass fronds manufactured by http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Etched_Brass_Frets___Photo_decoupe.html . https://kaleyyard.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/img_4100-e1424196923736.jpg?w=300&h=142 The road was detailed with etched brass manhole covers and ce...
by trevorsmith3489
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: A Bridge for Kaley Yard

My modelling has to fit in with family life and sometimes it has to take second, third or more likely 21st place on my “to do” list! My modelling time has had to take it’s place behind; • A 15 day Caribbean Cruise • Christmas with 6 grandchildren all under the age of 4 • Fetching and returning in la...
by trevorsmith3489
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: A Bridge for Kaley Yard

The next step is to make the road. I have used the Woodlands Scenics "Pave-it" system in the past but with not too much success. The tape did not always stick and the pave it plaster would not "flow" and create a smooth surface within the tape edges. I found "Pave-it" difficult to source here in the...
by trevorsmith3489
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: A Bridge for Kaley Yard

The next stage is to cut foam to create an embankment. The foam is cut larger than is needed and the cut lines are marked on with a red felt tip pen. A model railway club member worked as a construction engineer before retirement and told me that a constructed embankment like this should have sides ...
by trevorsmith3489
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Build a Structure- A Bridge for Kaley Yard

Preamble I have been working on my Kaley Yard layout since 2011. The layout is on two shelves in an enlarged and modified garage - the top shelf is California themed, the lower shelf will be Florida themed. A helix links the two levels and trackwork is complete so that trains can be operated. Scenic...
by trevorsmith3489
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Kaley Yard
Replies: 19
Views: 9919

Re: Kaley Yard

Almost a year since my last progress posting.
I hope it was worth the wait.

http://kaleyyard.wordpress.com/

Trevor
by trevorsmith3489
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Re: Share your videos

My contribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JVXoCHW3-E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fjFyJR1Ak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thcxPVPekcM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti_6Cqcm3GE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjBGlls8mEc Videos taken on my "home" and unfinished Kaley Yard layout with ...
by trevorsmith3489
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: What was your early inspiration?
Replies: 13
Views: 3744

Re: What was your early inspiration?

Hornby Dublo 3 rail at age 5, set up on a hardboard sheet with the track screwed down - my mother's table still had the scratches 55 years later. layout developed in bedroom as a teenager. College, marriage and family led to a modelling break. Next layouts in a shed before a move to the North East e...
by trevorsmith3489
Mon May 26, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bringing NMRA to the masses
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Bringing NMRA to the masses

Hi Mike Yes, 300 is a good number and we did have three applications to join the club, but I have had no NMRA follow up. My frustration from a NMRA perspective is the number of visitors who walked into the venue, had a look around, glanced at California Surfline and showed no interest. In contrast, ...
by trevorsmith3489
Sun May 25, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bringing NMRA to the masses
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Bringing NMRA to the masses

Well, not the masses, but about 200 hardy souls in North Shields! I have had a number of conversations with Mike Hughes about promoting NMRA in the North East of England. NMRA membership here totals about 10 and with such a large geographical area travelling times and distances preclude successful m...
by trevorsmith3489
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Kaley Yard
Replies: 19
Views: 9919

Re: Kaley Yard

More progress - roads, mountains and a cell tower disguised as a palm tree!

http://kaleyyard.wordpress.com/