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So I've been talking about it for a little while so here's the earliest photo I can find. A slightly plagerised offering from the Peco setrack plan book. It's only 5' by 3' but the aim was it had to be small enough to take with me when we move as we only rent at the moment.



More photos to follow when I have more time. Constructive criticism welcome
 

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Ok so the first photo I managed to find was from September 2012 which was after I'd built the baseboard, completed the wiring etc.

Getting the ballast down (October 2012):


Testing out the static grass (25/10/2012) along with a couple of new purchases at the time (Flying Scotsman and Prairie tank (the B12 or whatever it is has been relegated to charit stock since...):


Now off to see 45407 pulling the Royal Duchy tour...
 

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Shows a small space can still allow practising techniques and also fun. Like your real steam too, we got one of the traction engines for my Dad a few years back. Must fire it up for TSC...
 

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Yes, a really great effort for such a small space. It just goes to prove, once again, that less is often more. Keep up the good work!
 

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QUOTE (Iarnrod @ 29 Jun 2014, 20:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Must fire it up for TSC...

Do it! I've been trying to teach my godson (now 10) about heat is energy, energy produces movement but mind yourself because its bloody hot! Tried to buy him a build your own chemical rocket (with launchpad!) For his 10th birthday but was put off the idea when I remembered he lives near a Naval base. I'm sure his mother would've loved me for that!

Glad you're enjoying it so far guys. I should be able to post more photos tomorrow...
 

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Having played with Mamod engines as a nipper I learnt then to be very careful of the temperatures they reach! I think we did once run Dad's for TSC, but he was very little and didn't quite understand. Now he's at Prep School & doing Science properly it could be a good time to remind him of the fun side.

If you're looking for a rocket project have a look at the Rokit. It's a hydraulic one and therefore has educational value as well as being hugely fun!
 

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So a long time coming but some late shifts means I have the mornings to myself. These are from September 2013...

Spraying the cuttings



My girlfriend built the Metcalfe benches for me (still not sure where these are going!)



Cuttings done



Where the pigs will live



I wasn't happy with the original Faller "Premium" ballast so put some Woodland Scenics down. Much happier with this even if it does seem a little overkill



The Mrs checking my spraying work again...




September was a busy month! Started getting some foliage on...





And making my first trees



The tea is brewed now, more updates in a minute
 

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It would appear nothing much happened in October last year or I've lost some more photos


The tree factory in November 2013





Repair work after my God son had come over to play (
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And then Christmas appears to have got in the way of some valuable modelling time although I did get a nice little runner as a present




 
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