Category Archives: Finer N project

The development of a small model to test finer track and other standards in N scale.

New category…

Work is now moving ahead slowly but surely on the new project, so I am closing this thread and further information on the new build will now appear on its own thread Sulle – France in 2mm which can be … Continue reading

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Another milestone

This is significant: after many years of bottling out of making my own track, I have finally taken the plunge. The picture below shows point work under construction using 2mm Association copper-clad sleepers and flat-bottomed rail. I am pleased to … Continue reading

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Early milestone

The picture shows the first train of French stock to move under its own steam for my new model, which was made possible by the purchase of an additional input board for my NCE PowerCab. It is running on a … Continue reading

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A change is as good as a rest!

Temptation is clearly good for you. I have been letting myself wander further astray, and the X73500 has been joined by two Fleischmann coaches and an Arnold cereal hopper. They are superb models – the Fleischmann ones in particular are … Continue reading

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Indecision

I’ve more or less got the details of the model marked out on the baseboards now. This  has been a very useful exercise in resolving some of the lesser topographical issues that I hadn’t really addressed until now. And then, … Continue reading

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Finer N Project: Signs of real progress

After fifteen months of planning, re-planning and general dithering, there are now signs of physical progress. Yesterday saw the cutting of timber for the baseboards. I dithered more over whether to go for my usual B&Q general purpose 9m ply … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Railway – late seventies-style.

I’ve quite enjoyed running a few trains on Stanley recently – which is a bit of a relief as it had started to pale a little. I think the thing is, I’m really more of a model builder than train-runner. … Continue reading

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Templotting a template

In the months since I last wrote anything about the finer N project, my preferences have swung back in favour of Lossiemouth again. It is generally simpler than Musselburgh for a start. However, things still weren’t dropping into place in … Continue reading

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Turnouts are Go!

After many months of putting off finding out that I wasn’t up to building one of Wayne Kinney’s FiNetrax turnout kits, on which the whole Finer N project hinges, I finally screwed up my courage today and had a go. … Continue reading

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Perfidious Albion…

Just when I was gradually bonding with Lossiemouth, I came by chance across a photo of the old terminus at Musselburgh, just to the east of Edinburgh. While Lossiemouth is undoubtedly a very attractive prototype, doubts had been creeping in … Continue reading

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