Sunday, October 16, 2016

New loco!

Right time for Knell Lane to return to the spotlight! A new loco has arrived and its another Class 22. The one i bought earlier in the year is the best runner on the layout so hopefully this one (which is in BR blue this time) will turn out just as good. There will probably be another new piece of powered rolling stock at Christmas, maybe a Class 121 DMU or another loco... not sure yet.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Introducing Mausstadt

The new HOe layout is to be called Mausstadt which literally means "Mouse City" in German. I thought it was apt as the layout is so tiny. There was some good progress yesterday with the ballast mat going down and the electrics were completed including the back scene line. I'm still tinkering with the track arrangement but i think i'm pretty much there.

Friday, October 7, 2016

New layout is go!

As yet unnamed but the new HOe layout is starting to take shape after today's delivery of a new controller and a pile of track. Here you can see one of the early tests with Falcon (of course!) The track hasn't been stuck down yet as the arrangement is still being worked on. So Knell Lane doesn't feel left out a new N gauge loco is also on the way...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Project #072

Project #072 the Skyhawk is nearly complete now, just the varnish to go. As an experiment in using acrylic instead of enamel paints its been interesting. I think enamel is still better though white paint enamel is about as weedy as white acrylic.