'Kennet' on a freight train in the platform.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Me and a friend tried fixing this by soldering a strip of cooper clad to the noise that was the problem, but managed to solder the point together, so the point was needed to be lifted and a new one fitted.
A bit of water on the ballast, some scrapping of the ballast and the help of a vacumn got rid of the ballast ready for the new point.
New point installed, droppers soldered back in place, managed to re fit the iso fishplates, all tested and works.
All that is left to be done is paint the rail web and then reballast and everything will be back as it was.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Other the day a Garret tractor turned up in the yard for some coal.
Monday, 14 February 2011
'Kennet' takes a break from shunting, as one of the yard workers eats his lunch and has a cuppa.
'Hannah' gets ready to depart from Touchwood with a passenger train. The porter has just picked up a bag that was taken off the train that as come open, the owner of the bag looks on as the station master scratchs his head as to what to do.
Have final got round to adding a bag to the water tank which is on the head shunt for the run road loop.
I made this and the one on the crane in the yard out of heat shrink.
Keep an eye for more pictures soon.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Sunday 27th Midhurst Modellers Exhibition, The Grange, Midhurst, West Sussex.
Saturday 28th Sussex Downs 009 group members day, Wivelsfield, Village Hall, West Sussex.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July, Amberley Muesum Railway Gala Weekend, Amberley Muesum, Amberley West Sussex.
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th Woking Model Railway Show.
Saturday 17th September Surrey Narrow Gaugers, Narrow But Nice, Merstham Village Hall, Station Approach, North Merstham, RH1 3ED.
These are the current dates that I have in my diary for Exhibtions for Touchwood. If you are interested in inviting Touchwood to your show please contact me, or if the show I am already going to are local to you, you could always come along and see the layout in person.
Tank Wagon, Built for a Chivers wagon chassis kit, the tank is from an old Hornby ESSO tank wagon.
At present there are two of these two plank open wagons, at times they can be seen with different types of goods carried in them.
These are built from Chivers kits, and there are two more in the pipe line.
The railway has two of these four plank wagons which are both used for coal transport, one is full and the over is empty.
These are again built from Chivers kits.
As all good bolsters come in pairs, the railway have a pair of these, they are always found coupled together, they will be used to carry rail intime.
These are made from Chivers kits.