Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway


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I think in model railways you need to make a choice on what you spend your money on. Somethings are worth it and some really aren’t. 

Today I knocked up a short track on which to run in locos using a rolling road. I have the DCC concepts one and it really is worth the money. Easy to use, well made, worth every penny. 

I used it today to run in the replacement chassis I got for the 43xx Mogul. 

For lubricating it and attaching it to the body, I put it in a cradle. You can buy proper cradles for locos but I really don’t see the point. I use a sponge that cost 50p from a local supermarket with a slot cut into it with a scalpel. Even the cheap one from Peco costs in the region of eight quid. 

It must be pretty a pretty awesome type of sponge to be 16 times the price of mine. 


Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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