Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Baseboard edging

I have taken some photos of the baseboard edging and baseboard ends. These are laser cut from a mixture of 4 mm mdf and 4 mm ply. The drawings were prepared in CorelDraw.

Baseboard edging templates

Brass pattern makers dowels for alignment , holes for these also laser cut

Bridge and baseboard edging viewed from South

Bridge and baseboard edging viewed from North

View of layout from above showing progress to date

View of layout from side showing progress to date

Sunday, 28 September 2014


I have had a couple of my models weathered and detailed by Mercig Studios. I have taken a couple of photos of them passing through Swinton.



Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Have now completed my laser cut bridge except for painting and etch fencing for the bridge sides.

Friday, 14 March 2014


Finally have some mk3 coaches including buffet for my two swallow livery HST 125.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Station platforms

Completed assembly of station platforms.

I have taken photos of the model to match photos of the prototype.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Laser cutting station

I have drawn my station platforms using Corel Draw in order to get the parts laser cut. Black lines are cut lines and red and green lines are etch lines.


The parts were laser cut for me by York Modelmaking and I received these today.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014


Have been drawing signs using Corel Draw.

These have then been printed for me by Trackside Signs. The signs are printed on self adhesive vinyl and die cut so are easy to peel off. The signs are all printed to scale, the Swinton sign has also been printed almost full size and will be mounted above the layout.