What are we to do?

The Devonian

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<p><font color="#000099"><font size="3"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The train running time in most of the UK has hit a definite low it would seem. The weather has been grim: rain, storms, gales with the occasional sunny spell. All in all not a decent train operating time. :( </font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000099"><font size="3"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> So what can we find to do to occupy the parts of our railway minds in the meantime? Some will kitbash, others weather stock; some will read and do research. I have a couple of small building projects and minor paint work to do. But I am sure that there are plenty of ideas which can be shared on the Forum.</font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000099"><font size="3"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> Lets hear from those of you who can offer brilliant suggestions!!! :thinking:
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peterbunce

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<p><font size="3">Hi Alan, </font></p><p><font size="3">I have a building to finish (its almost there, except for the transfers). as usual scratch built, then there are some figues to have surgery and paint them they may be small but they do take a time!</font></p><p><font size="3">Then I have do make a drawing of the bridges I want and work out what in needed for them - at least they are both the same, and 4 foot long each!</font></p><p><font size="3">If there is any time left, I have some kits to do, and there is a LGB loco that is to have a new top to its chassis - shor</font><font size="3">t of work - not really! More choose which project is started from the list!</font></p><p><font size="3">If the deluge decides to stay where it belongs - in the Atlantic Ocean, after all it all goes back there, I may even get to either laying track or even do some applying of cement to the new walls in the garden - though I suspect that is not very likely but I live in hope! </font></p><p><font size="3">Yours Peter.</font></p><p><font size="3" /></p>
 
stockers

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I'm going to G Rail Sussex on Sunday.
Alan, you forgot - some will spend cash :D :D :D :D


Not me I hasten to add - broke!
 
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I've just bought a couple of items of Bachmann rolling stock on eBay; when they arrive they'll need some adaptation and a bit of tlc. Afetr that I must start on the new indoor baseboard.
 
vsmith

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Stainzmeister - 18/11/2009 2:14 PM

Or run indoors....... :D :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB5eF_6g6VY

What he said ;) :clap:
 
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If all else fails you could try "Jigsaws"
 
vsmith

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Dover Rover - 18/11/2009 4:47 PM

If all else fails you could try "Jigsaws"
<img height="280" alt="jigsaw" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412STrCJy0L._AA280_.jpg" width="280" border="0" /></p><p> </p><p>No way, Jigsaw scares me...:banghead: </p>
 
chris m01

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Winter is a good time for landscaping the garden. The soil is nice a damp and easier to cut through. So I might get me spade out in th enew year.

And as others have said it is a good time to do a bit of modelling. If all goes wel lI will build two critters and two coaches. I've already got the chassis.


And last winter I started building an N gauge layout...

Having a go at doing anything creative will do you far more good than watching the telly through those long winter nights.
 
Woderwick

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<p>This is part of the winter job. Small, as you say. Coal porters from Paul RhB (thanks mate), most of the locos from Ebay som as low as &pound;30</p><p> <img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/dec08/n-dec29room-640.jpg" width="640" height="294" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/march2009/4acs.jpg" width="640" height="352" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/pp640.jpg" width="640" height="263" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/feb2009/coalup.jpg" width="640" height="241" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/feb2009/acbarf2.jpg" width="640" height="359" /></p><p><img border="0" alt=" " src="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/feb2009/acbarf1.jpg" width="640" height="403" /></p><a href="http://www.smegworld.org.uk/spaf/n/feb2009/acbarf2.jpg" />
 
Woderwick

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Ha ha. You are right tho. Those are wall and base cabinets from Wikes. Cheap as chips. Need painting Orange and green n yellow stripes mebbe.
 
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try the yorkshire dales g scale group at keighley model rail club they have an indoor circuit open tues evenings and some saturdays KMRC has a website google it or look for them at g scale society website
 
Rhinochugger

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I've been thinking the same. But I've also been thinking what project can I get going without spending any money? :thinking:

I have some beaten up old, and not very well built kits in 009. I some N gauge track which includes 2 points.

I'm thinking of doing a bit of minimum (ish) space 009 - all based around what I've got already.

I also have a Linka set - for buildings. :eek: Anyone remember that stuff? :eek:
 
PaulRhB

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<p>I'd been wondering how the N gauge was going Rod. Well off to Warley on saturday to pick up some more winter projects :D </p><p>Still got to finish the signalling on the little Swiss layout, maybe a bit of progress on the portable G scale, fiddle around with the sound chips in the HO and G stuff, finish the 2 kit locos in OO, finish the two loco projects in G, get the artwork finished for the coaches . . . . </p><p> </p><p>How many winters do we have?</p>
 
PaulRhB

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cowboy - 19/11/2009 2:12 PM limited activities for 6 to 8 weeks takes care of most of the winter reading, vidieos, planning, and Gscale central. stll the bright side no going to work allways wanted to hibernate. :( :( :( :(
</p><p>Mmmm I thought I would get loads done a 4 years back when I broke my ankle, unfortunately I had to keep my leg up in the air above the rest of my body most of the time and was restricted to reading and watching dvd's, 2 1/2 months was too long and I have a very big dvd collection! Couldn't get to the modelling desk at all due to that.</p><p>Good luck matey.</p>
 
pugwash

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Once I find a bit of table space under all the junk this little lot gets it :cool: :eek: