Saturday, March 31, 2018

A running session

All of the active fleet got a run out today before the engineering department took charge of the line, well its a Bank Holiday after all!
Ruby with a light freight

Percy hauls the new van 
Falcon is still on push-pull duties

Growler with the express

Playtime over!

OO test

Now the tram line is in place I did wonder of my OO stock (which has been in storage since the early 1990s) still worked. So why not try it? The Class 25 worked fine after a little coaxing! OO will not be returning to the layout anytime soon but its good to know there is a reserve fleet just in case...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New bogie van

It has been awhile since any new rolling stock arrived on the BGLR, well here is a bogie van and very nice it is too! We plan at least two new locomotives this year so watch this space...

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.