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by torikoos
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

Well the final night of the Challenge is upon us. I failed miserably this time completing mine. This is due to having too many other things going on both inside and outside the model railroad hobby. I won't bore you with the stuff that distracted me outside our hobby, but inside the hobby, I strippe...
by torikoos
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

I know I know, it's been rather quiet on my progress updates, but I have managed to quietly do more work. There have been a few interuptions due to work travel, but here's where things are as of this moment: The yard ladder has been laid and toroise motors fitted to all turnouts here, but they still...
by torikoos
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Velocipede
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Velocipede

Member Jacqui Thomas has recently forwarded me a newsletter with all about Velocipedes etc. Not quite sure where to post it on the website, I thought at least a post on the forum with a link to the file is easiest to do. Hope it is of interest: http://www.nmrabr.org.uk/downloads/NEWSLETTERS/Velocipe...
by torikoos
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: NMRABR Northumbria Subdivision Dates 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 761

NMRABR Northumbria Subdivision Dates 2017

The meets for this year will be:

Feb 19
April 2
Jun 11
Aug 13
Oct 8
Dec 10 ( the Christmas Party )

As usual, meetings will be at the Blyth & Tyne MRC clubrooms on Sunday afternoons from 12 noon to about 3 pm.
by torikoos
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

A little bit more progress. I've now got some power to the new trackage and just playing around with spacing and depot placement, none of this is set in stone as yet. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/741/32373190035_2b514507b2_c.jpg New Yard by Koos , on Flickr As you can see there is still a lot to ti...
by torikoos
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Narrow Gauge and Shoreline Gazette
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Narrow Gauge and Shoreline Gazette

Bob Brown, editor of the Gazette for over 40 years, said "Irene and I are now in our mid-80s and are concerned about the magazine's future. We are both healthy, and still want to produce the Gazette. We also owe magazines to a lot of subscribers, and we want to see the Gazette continue, so WRP was t...
by torikoos
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge

Winchester Annual American and Continental O Gauge Exhibition Saturday 14th October 2017 10am to 4pm This exhibition will be held again in 2017 on Saturday October 14th at the usual venue, Kings School, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5PN. Doors open 10.00am. Close at 4.00pm. There are currently 10 lay...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: NMRA Wintermeet 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: NMRA Wintermeet 2017 UPDATE

From Robin Swan: We look forward to seeing you all Saturday. Opening times for attendees is 10AM Traders and exhibitors can get in from 8AM The hall booking has been checked and paid for. There is an update to the timetables of the bus linking Benson with Oxford and Reading. These are the times from...
by torikoos
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Share your videos

Thanks Mike,

another few useful ones indeed, highlighting operations aspects of the hobby. Good for the frontpage video too.

Koos
by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Here's SP 3784 on the layout, after I added the final details (wind deflectors, armrests, and replacement of the antenna by a hair instead of the original brass wire) and applied some weathering. More weathering to follow still.. https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/680/32020300442_8528e9ec53_c.jpg Switchi...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Thanks Dean, no limits on the entries Dean, so post away if you have more :-) The painting was done largely with airbrush. Primer was applied straight out of the rattle can, as was the clear coat, prior to decals to give a smooth surface to apply them too. The handrails were done by brush painting. ...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Southern Pacific GP9R

I recently completed a small kitbashing / detailing project over the Christmas period. This project distracted me from the Winter Challenge, of working on my layout, but hope now that I finished this one, to continue on that shortly. More track needs to be ordered before I can do so however, anyhow,...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Share your videos

Thanks Neil.

I'll certainly make use of these. Those TVNAM video's are good to show one of the hobby's aspect, getting together with others and enjoy model railroading/ operating etc etc.

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

Here is the humble start of the project. Working from right to left, I've installed the first two turnouts. I have left the original foam boards in place. I am using small pieces of 5mm plyboard inserted under the turnouts to which (Tortoise) motors are fitted, which have been recessed in cutouts in...