Sunday, March 18, 2018

An anniversary and the tram line extension completed

It is a year to the day since i finished the original board for the BGLR and ran the first test train (behind the Falcon of course). I still hadn't finalised the eventual track layout as can be seen from the photo below. There was a month or so of experimentation before i started sticking any track down.

And today the board has been extended a little. A short board (in reality a shelf) has been appended to the main board to allow for the tramline to be completed. Next step will be to lay some kind of underlay over the track boards so the joins are hidden!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tramway track laid

New track for the tramway was procured today, though there are a couple of extra pieces needed to finish off. Some test runs of the tram were made and it ran pretty well. The track will not be stuck down yet as some underlay is needed along the bridge and new board first.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Progress on the tramway extension

The board extension has been made ready for (possibly just phase one) of the tramway. The board extension is on top of the back scene and thus also gives stored stock a bit of protection i suppose! I need some new track for the extension, i've been doing tests with some of my old OO track but its pretty life expired!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Percy running

Not much running on the BGLR lately, just some extended runs for Percy. After Maria's problems we are a bit paranoid about our other two Liliput shunters though Percy seems to be running fine.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Single coach

The BGLR usually runs single coach trains due to the small size of the station, plus if the rostered loco is Ruby one coach is all it can pull!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Planning for the tramway

Today has seen some minor adjustments to the bridge ready for the future tramway extension. There will need to be a board extension which will be above the back-scene storage siding. I've been testing it out with some of my ancient Hornby OO track though i'll probably buy new track for the tram line.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

An anniversary approaches

At the end of this month will be the 5th anniversary of our return to the world of model railways when Falcon, the two Zillertalbahn coaches and some track arrived. We've come a long way since. The Birches Green Light Railway is the third generation layout which was "born" in the Spring of 2017.