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About GNRi1959

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    Omagh, Tyrone


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    GNR(i) Derry Road

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  1. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Thank you. Don't know if anyone noticed but the openings in the goods store building were increased slightly. I measured two of the original Goods Store arches on Friday evening and had to increase them by 2mm each side to allow me to use the Wills Scenic brick arches.
  2. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    More pictures taken after all under-baseboard wiring has been done. All I need to do now is connect to DPDP switches and controller and we should have a few locos running. In the meantime, the goods stock is being brought out of boxes onto a small shelf I erected - a Provincial Wagons siding! I also started working on the shell of the goods yard store in 3mm birch ply. Unfortunately I had to reduce the front of it in side as the original is twice as long.
  3. GNRi1959

    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    Thanks Gerry. The Wills sheet is very authentic however the smaller pieces are difficult to join and a bugger to cut, especially windows and arches. I might just buy a sample of the Metcalfe sheets to see what they are like.
  4. GNRi1959

    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    I'm working on the Goods Yard building at the moment, forming the shell in 3mm birch ply and cutting all the arches and windows with a powerful little variable speed fret saw. I was planning on finishing it in Wills Scenic sheet but wondered if the Matcalfe building card is worth considering. Has anyone used it before, whats your experience?
  5. Congratulations, a beautiful piece of work
  6. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Thanks for your comments all. Heres two pics I took. One showing the baseboard sections taken apart for soldering the droppers, one at a time. The big advantage with having the baseboards in sections is that it makes soldering and the wiring much easier. I found it impossible to solder the droppers with the baseboards flat, much easier when you have them up on their edge. The downside is the additional work to create joints and a lot of additional wiring. Finally, the latest sign to my collection, given to me today by a work colleague who happens to make them up.
  7. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Will do, tomorrow Jason
  8. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    I managed to get all of the droppers on my first baseboard done today. Having the baseboard in sections is a godsend because I was able to turn the board up on its edge and get at it easier. The bright afternoon soon lit the shed well and helped to. As I solder, I can see improvement all the time. I have started to develop a technique that works, aided with a cocktail stick to hold the droppers steady in the hole they emerge from. More fun lies head.........
  9. GNRi1959

    21mm track question

    Great bit of modelling, the ballast looks so authentic 😉
  10. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Thanks, I did this soon after soldering the track. I was able to run locos in short sections but now much carry out the full wiring task to get all up and running
  11. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    52 droppers now in place ready to be soldered. Lots of patience needed!
  12. GNRi1959

    Track Cutting Razor Saw

    Sometimes I have to question advice I get. I bought a 52 tpi razor saw and was able to cut the track so neat and safely without any big 'gap' that a disc cutter would leave. Cost £12 but it was really well spent.
  13. GNRi1959

    Omagh in N Gauge

    Thanks Jonathan, It annoys me to no end that I never ever did manage to build a full working layout of Omagh. It got to the point where my growing family were more important and soon after this I simply lost interest in modelling.
  14. GNRi1959

    Omagh in N Gauge

    Found this N-gauge model in my home house, I started in 1992 in N-gauge of Omagh but never progressed beyond two baseboards. Back in the day, there was no internet, no forums and you were totally on your own. Still looks good, I gave it to my eldest son to try and get him interested in the hobby.

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