Many thanks for the great ideas, pictures and videos you send out – keep them coming!
I had a Hornby rolling road as well as one by H & M. I wanted to mount them permanently on boards with a power supply for each one. I also wanted to build a holder that they all could be placed in, either for transportation, storage or to let the locos run on out of the way. I also wanted a lined cradle in which I could invert a loco or coach to work on the underside and still have a power supply. The overall appearance was to be professional with a touch of antiquity.
I had some left over plywood from my layout construction which was just right for the job. Used wine bottle corks made the legs for each board.
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“Thanks for the tips ! I use grounded up walnut shells for my ballast ,they’re light weight ez to glue down and I soak them in paint ,then dry the mix on a piece of screen over night.
Here is a sequel to the locomotives remains at Oamaru.
After our tour left Oamaru, we went to Ashburton, where the Plains Railway is.
There is a locomotive, which is in the photos called K 88, it was built by Rogers of New Jersey USA in 1877, and put into service with the New Zealand Railways.
It was written off in 1928, and dumped into a river, it was recovered 50 years later, and totally restored to full working order. It was fitted with a new boiler and cab and other parts had to be remade.
It has since been allowed back on the mainline.
“Hi Al , just bought a new re tooled Heljan class 33 Loco , very nice looker and runner also showing a run round with the cam truck and a full view of the layout and scenics
Big thanks to Dave (again!) and Paul – superb pics.