Author Archives: BURROWA


Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.

New module nearing completion

This project is almost finished I have tweaked the static grass by adding a layer here and there as well as the post and rail fencing .Telegraph posts have been added to match the other modules I hope to have … Continue reading

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A bit more landscaping

Serious landscaping has started with static grass I still have a long way to go with the installation of a few trees and bushes etc, I will assess the situation as I don’t want to overcrowd the module. It may … Continue reading

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Sleepers and rail laid

More progress on the new module with the addition of sleepers rail and ash ballast. The next goal is to start on the landscape itself not much to add but for telegraph poles, fencing, static grass and a small dam … Continue reading

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Sleepers sleepers everywhere …………….

A little more progress with the landscaping although still a long way to go. The earth was ground by putting dirt into a cheap coffee grinder and grind until happy with the size of the dust/powder. The sleepers are soaked … Continue reading

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Slowly over the past month progress is being made with the polystyrene foam,it can be  messy but with a good vacuum cleaner and a small Stanley surform. After test fitting the bridge and wing walls  in place I will add … Continue reading

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During this prolonged lock down, in order to keep my sanity, I started on a new module to fit into the existing layout between the loco depot and the cutting so it extends the layout by another 1.8 metres.The whole … Continue reading

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Water tank progress

With final adjustments completed painting was next firstly a  spray of  etch black and let dry. As these tanks were not black but more of a gunmetal grey I settled on a Humbrol  66 matt with a 35 gloss mix … Continue reading

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Over the last few weeks progress on the water tank has been slow due to more research to do with the inlet and outlet pipes along with the ladder also how going to fit into the landscape, it’s not … Continue reading

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Mechanical Branch 20,000 gal water tank

It has been  too long since the last post which has been taken up with ironing out a few bugs on the layout and messing around with adjusting  decoders on locomotives Tsunami2 and Loksound V4 for both steam and diesel. … Continue reading

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Rosehill exhibition 2019

I would like to thank the Epping model railway club for transporting the layout to the exhibition and returning it home safely. The weekend was an education for me being the first time I have exhibited the layout with a … Continue reading

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