Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tram siding

The tramway has gained a short siding, this will be to store the unpowered tram for now but maybe in future some other vehicle? It might soon be time to fix the tram track down.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tram 2.0

A second tram has arrived at the BGLR, however this one is not likely to be in use any time soon as it is unpowered! Very nice it is though, a possible future project will be to fit a power bogie but for now it is likely to be just a static part of the tramline. In other news Growler has now gone off into reserve, it will be back next year.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New coach

Things have been a bit slow on the BGLR lately but we received a new coach today, the seventh in the fleet. The new coach is similar to coach C, another fine Roco product, and also has some first class accommodation for the BGLR's richer patrons!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

New loco

After a slight delay we have a new loco! Originally we were going to get a Roco electric but that purchase fell through, so instead we have got a Minitrains Ns2f. We wanted a non-Liliput loco to widen the "gene pool" a bit. "Tango" (temporary name unless we can't think of anything better) runs great. Despite being tiny it is relatively quite heavy and thus can handle a decent sized freight train easily.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black Beauty close-up

Close-up of Black Beauty working a train near the station. Liliput have done a very fine job on the model.

The bridge

The sides of the bridge have now been clad in the same stone texture as the back scene wall. More work will also be done on the two pillars once the sides are in place. Once the bridge is looking fine then we can begin building the tram stop which will be it!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

New wagon

Its been quiet on the railway over the last week though yesterday a new wagon (a Roco double bogie open wagon) arrived, purchased in a shop too which is very novel. The first HOe stock i've ever not purchased online infact. Anyway i now have three Roco double-bogie wagons so must put them into a train.