Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This is a well thought out 3mm layout just 5ft long on one board.The pic shows his 2-6-2T Prairie alongside the dairy attached to a couple of 6 wheel milk tankers.
Nigel use's Spratt & Winkle couplings with carefully concealed magnets. However we have found that some small ceramic magnets do the job just as well. These, used in multiples of four operate the couplings through the 9mm baseboard and mean that uncoupling can be carried out anywhere on the layout, not in fixed positions which can catch you out if using longer wheelbase stock.
The weekend was most enjoyable and an excellent exhibition also. The pint of Hopping Hare on the way home in glorious Dorset evening sunshine finished it off just right!