Category Archives: 16mm

Jones the steam

Today my son and I started building a fun garden kit – a locolines Ivor the engine model. The first stage was to seal the non waterproof parts with varnish. These were sprayed outside with plasticote. More soon on this … Continue reading

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ESC innovation

http://www.mtroniks.net/details1.asp/ProductID/193/MicroViper-loco.htm I’m hoping this beauty is the answer to my ESC reversing woes.  Specially designed for model garden railway locos, it gives the same voltage in forwards and reverse!  yay!

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ESCs again

Not much to report, but I am looking at ESCs again. The problem was reverse running with Rough Pup. I noticed that the ESC I’ve got gives 20A in forward but only 12 in reverse. This appears to be the … Continue reading

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State of the nation

So after a further day’s work this is the state of play.

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Earthworks

The fact that our local DIY shop (focus) is closing down spurred me into action. Firstly I have decided to use the GRS interlink system – http://www.gardenrailsystem.com/typical5.html So I have purchased enough bricks, sand, gravel etc to complete the line. … Continue reading

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duckets done

And here are the duckets added after fun and games getting them to bend and adhere once bent. A little bit of filler was required to hide a couple of areas where the plywood ended up cracking whilst I was … Continue reading

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curly!

Well much progress tonight. The overlays went on easily with superglue, the doors requiring an extra lamination. Then the central roof bars were added and the roof forming strips laid on with masking tape strips to form the curly roof. … Continue reading

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