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Life has been a tad busy... Pc died... took ages to fathom out what the issue was.eventually tracked down to a faulty PSU.

The weather has caused me no end of leakage issues.. and only yesterday, the workshop has been re-roofed.. hopefully this will now end my leaks !

Hence my reluctance to put any of my expensive Lenz equipment in there, so all layout building stopped.

My bespoke 3 way point, also needed some attention, but that arrived back here today too

Family holidays, work, diy (or is that dyi ?) etc also took its toll on modelling time. materials however, have continued to be gathered...

Finally, doing battle with some twit
on ebay !

All this is on my blog... in the modelrailforum blog section and the direct link here> http://busybeas-alterlokschuppen.blogspot.com/

Modelling to re-commence soon !!

Stevie B
 

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Welcome back Stevie, I wondered what had happened to you.

Keep us posted on developments

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Cheers John,

I am off to the GOG ( Gauge O Guild ) Expo this weekend in Telford. mostly due to the number of specialist O gauge suppliers that will be there, so I hope to pick up some bits n bats too.


Mackay Models will be showing there for the first time with the new Lenz O gauge gear.. and
Bernd Lenz himself will be present with some pre-production samples of some new wagons and hopefully the small Kof.. which I have lined up as my next purchase..


If its not too crammed, I shall post some pics on my blog.. (though, I am told this expo gets really busy ! )

Cheers

Steve B
 

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QUOTE If its not too crammed,
That's the thing with O Gauge, it takes up so much space


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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
QUOTE (Busybeas @ 30 Aug 2007, 19:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Small layouts with lots of BIG People


Blog now updated on my day out to GOG ( Gauge O Guild) Expo Telford.
Apologies for fewer photos than I had hoped. camera played up and most came out fuzzy after the first few.

Anyway, a great day out.. even if I did spend a heck of a lot of money


I oh, I owe.. its off to work I go.... ( gotta pay for it now )

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For those that may be interested,
I have been busy with my Lenz O gauge Layout " Alter Lokschuppen" and made a fair bit of progress over the past few months.

The baseboards have been fixed, track has been laid, wired and tested.

Just a little more testing and fine tweaking and the modelling "proper" will begin.

For anyone thats interested in following the progress, you can simply click my "Blog" button on the left hand side of the post, or visit my blogger /diary site http://busybeas-alterlokschuppen.blogspot.com/.

With the number of updates that I make, I don't see the point in duplicating the blog within MRF. However, when there's some decent progress, I 'll remind you that I am still around


Still, I have a very long way to go... but to wet your appetite.. here's a pic..


night shot

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Excellent progress Steve - the night shots especially.

Who needs etched kits when models of this standard are available straight out of the box ?

Know what you mean about 2-wires only for DCC, yes you can manage with 2 on a simple layout, but when you look under St.Laurent..............

Please keep us informed of the progress.
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 4 Oct 2007, 06:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Excellent progress Steve - the night shots especially.

Who needs etched kits when models of this standard are available straight out of the box ?

Know what you mean about 2-wires only for DCC, yes you can manage with 2 on a simple layout, but when you look under St.Laurent..............

Please keep us informed of the progress.

Thanks for the kind words guys
. much appreciated.

You are so right, these models are simply fantastic right out of the box..but even these will be improved upon, with weathering and some additional detailing.

I could never build a metal loco kit, its beyond my skill level, and even if I could, I could never achieve the standard of finish, running quality of these lovelies.. with digital sound, lighting and of course, auto coupling.

My passion is for the creation of the scene, dream't up from the imagination and making it into a 3d working model.. where I can escape to enjoy "life therapy" after work, and family issues of life.

I enjoy the photography as much as the modelling, indeed, they fit hand in glove, that said, the digi camera, has to be my biggest critic, so I tend to see and accept its criticism !

I shall keep you posted of the progress.

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A busy few days...the lokshed area levels and track infills now completed, all bar a little filler here n there.

Thoughts turned to lokshed planning and a mock up made from cardboard and placed in situ, for a photo session. I must say.. I am delighted with the way this is progressing, and eagerly look forward to scratch building this structure.

Full details on my blogger, see button on the left.


Cheers

Steve B
 
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