You know when you are getting to the limit of locos for your railway.
I still have some space in my loco stock box. 😊 Just need some money 💷
From when my Parents gave me my first train set for a Christmas present as a child, I have had an interest in model railways. I originally started in "OO" gauge, but have also built in "N" and "O" gauge. The last layout I built was my exhibition layout "Holmehurst" which was in "O" gauge, and I exhibited it around the country. Photos of it can be seen by following this link.
I inherited some "OO9" rolling stock from my late father, including a loco I built from a white metal kit for him, and ever since living on our working narrowboat Hadar I have been thinking about building a "OO9" layout.
For those who do not know, "OO9" is "OO" scale, which is 4mm to 1ft, but the track and rolling stock are narrow gauge, equivalent to 2ft gauge in real life. Modelling-wise this means that I can used standard "OO" scale buildings, people, scenery etc. of which there is a far greater range of ready built items and kits to choose from, but it has the advantage that the reduced size of the track and rolling stock means that curves can be tighter than for standard gauge, without losing a realistic look within a restricted layout size.
I had thought about building a layout in our garden alongside our mooring at the
Please feel free to leave comments, I am always interested in suggestions or questions.
Today I applied the transfers to the new observation/brake coach, and finished it off with a guards lamp.
This morning I painted this couple of passengers to go in the new observation/brake coach.
This afternoon I fitted the glazing, and then the couple inside. I then fitted some vents to the roof (recycled TT gauge buffers) glued the roof on and and then painted it.
With the final pieces of rodding painted last night, today I have re-ballasted underneath and around it all.
This now completes the point rodding.
Using the handle end of a teaspoon to sprinkle the ballast onto the glue.
Tomorrow will see the return to train operations and the end of the replacement bus service after 3 weeks and 2 days of disruption.
Recently Hadarford appeared in the BRM magazine, and alongside it's digital version this video was produced.
Many thanks to Phil Parker who took the photos for the magazine and producing this video.
I hope you enjoy his work in producing it, shame I had to be in it 😂🤣😂