Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A new video added

The first train of 2017 now has its own video. Find it on the video page or Here. More will follow once the weather gets better again.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

New Year, New Stock

Despite the cold causing the workshop to be mostly unusable I have managed to get some of the kits I received for Christmas built.
A livestock wagon from a kit by David Mills. It will get far more detail before it gets paint.

A Phil Sharples bogie well wagon that will get a loco boiler load and lots of weathering.

This little Phil Sharples runner wagon will form part of the lines PW train.

A Houston Gate summer coach that will be mounted on bogies and will eventually be joined by a three car articulated set made from the 3 compartment version of this kit plus a 4-wheel guards coach.
 Hopefully Spring will come early and I can get back into the workshop to get them finished off.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Merry Christmas

With the big day almost upon us the owners and staff of the Merrytwit Light Railway would all like to wish you Merry Christmas


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Quick update

I thought I had better put something up to really just say that nothing has happened. There has been far too much other things going on to give me any time to work on model railway stuff. I do have the first week in January off and I know there are a few kits under the Christmas tree for me so that week will have plenty of railway models in it.
A photo session on the railway for Christmas is planned for tomorrow or Thursday so some pictures will follow.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Brambleton Open Day

On 10th September the Merrytwit visited the Brambleton Model Railway Clubs garden railway in Harpenden (www.brambleton.co.uk) and run trains all day in the rain.

The Fowler and No. 8 both put in sterling work in some horrible conditions. Titch and Wallace and Gromit both had their time in the limelight.

A short video taken on my phone with a dying battery can be found here -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkC64sm3hBk

An empty railway in the rain. Time to get the trains out

The flower train

The Fowler on a short goods. This loco ran for over 5 hours on one charge of its 6 AA batteries, very impressed.

No. 8 is dwarfed by the huge line

Titch delivering the whisky

He made some friends



Monday, 12 September 2016

Open Tub Wagon build

Another excellent Phil Sharples kit that will be joined by more examples as time goes by.

The kit in all its glory

The chassis with the glue setting

The body complete

Body and chassis are united

Wheels added

Couplings added and paint applied to the chassis

The wagon is now painted

Weathering is added

A false floor is put in place

Stone load applied.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Short Update

The railway has seen some progress at least as far as the stock is concerned. A new loco, the Fowler, has been completed (more of that in a future post) and the tipper wagon rake is now complete and a third van from Houston Gate has also been finished this weekend.

The new van under construction

The tipper wagons being hauled by the new Fowler

A view of the Houston Gate brake van and van wagon

The van has the new, improved axle boxes seen here compared with the old style on the left.