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So why have we been so quiet over the last month or so, well we have been planning a move to a new large workshop in Barry. After a lot of hardwork we have now moved in!!!
We have a large workshop area to work on multiple projects at once, dedicated chipping and weathering areas and a small showroom of some of the special things we do. It isn’t all set up yet but will come together over the next few weeks.
Also we have new staff in the team, Martin is our new Workshop Engineer, specialising in N Gauge and Tom is our new electronics wiz building the flashing light vehicles.
Check out the youtube channel along with our facebook page for more updates!
More to follow
Lots of current projects, will be doing a big update on those soon.
Due to the high workload we have a 2 month lead time to start any new projects, check back here for more news soon
|Latest News 28.07.18|
|Check out the video over on my Youtube channel with the latest goings on at GLR with a special look at some of the Sound chips currently available|
|Latest News 06.07.18|
|So what has been happening at GLR in the last few months? Have a look below to see:
Exhibitions at Ludlow Race Course and Llanciaich Fawr Manor
Llanciaich Fawr Manor
Customer Layout Delivery
A long standing customer recently had his layout extended and it was delivered in 3 pieces to his house in England. A double track N gauge mainline which we originally overhauled and converted to digital, it now has a country extension with 2 new stations, loops, a lock and grand viaduct. A few more tweaks to make now it is in place, then on to his other layout!
Our own O Gauge Exhibition Layout
Recently a friend of mine gave me the start of an O gauge layout under the proviso I would pick it up (luckily I have the van!). Its 20ft long and depicts a single line country station with round round loop, bay, sidings and shed area. All track hand built! The only thing it needed was a fiddle yard and I happen to have a spare board lying around.
|Latest News 15.04.18|
|Wow, a month since the last update!
So what is new:
Gileston Light Railway
Gileston Light Railway
|Latest News 11.03.18|
|So another few weeks have passed and there are a lot of new things going on!
In this update:
Class 153 in GWR
Finally all the paints, transfers and sound chips have arrived!
With the success of the Ambulances, Fire Engines, Police and Utility Vehicles it is time to do more! Already added to the range are:
Still to come are:
So watch this space! Don’t forget I can also retrofit any current models you have too!
We are booked in to attend the following shows so far this year:
Ludlow Race Course with Hafod Parkway and trade stand with new extension on 5th May
In the next few days I will put a video up showcasing the current projects
|Latest News 18.02.18|
|Another busy month with many layouts built, worked on and planned to be built!
Check out the weekly update on youtube or see it opposite —–>>
|Its been a while since the last update so here goes!
O Gauge Layout
N Gauge Sound
N Gauge American Project
Here we have a new layout, with a brand new loft conversion what better than to fill it with a line! Recently we installed this and as you can see before it was fully in trains appeared! Its a great size, 12ft x 12ft x 12ft as it is a horse shoe shape. We have already been asked to extend it and in the new year dumbells will be added either end to allow for return loopsOn the right is a longterm project from my first customer, the current phase sees the completion of an extended upper platform giving storage for full length HSTs and the like
Dont forget to enter the Christmas competition to win a GLR wagon in N, OO or O Gauge. All you have to do is like and share the post on the facebook page HERE or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Name and Gauge. Draw to take place on the 24th December.
|Projects galore! 28.11.17
So its been a while since the last update, this is due to me being away for 2 weeks, now I am back and hard at it. There are many projects on the go and new ones to be started.One of the larger long term projects is a cracking HO gauge layout. it fills a loft and must be nearly 30ft long by 15 wide. The latest addition has been a custom control panel for the customer to control their soon to be hidden fiddle yard. It features route selection by pressing a single button on any of the loop lines. This sets all points correctly and lights up when complete (see video). Also there are red LEDs at the ends of each loop. These light when a loco approaches the end so you know to stop it and it is in the loop. Finally it has a set of warning lights that flash to let you know when a train is crossing the point work. All of this is digital and powered by a Signatrak Tower Master.
Also on the go:
New Layout Build before Christmas, pictures to follow, but it will be a nice 6×4 layout just in time for Christmas!
Lots of Loco Chipping, notably a cracking O Gauge Warship, video to follow tomorrow along with much more!
Our Trade Stand nearly setup And Hafod Parkway ready to run!
|Last weekend we attended the Swansea Model Railway Show at Swansea Leisure Centre, taking with us a trade stand to show off our work and our exhibition layout Hafod Parkway.
A very tiring but fantastic time, lots of favourable comments on the layout and many enquiries for our services to!
The layout has received several invites to further shows next year, we will be appearing at the Cardiff Small Model Railway Show in January with our O gauge demo line…..
|Project News 14th August 2017|
|Open Day 26 August 2017
The recent open day was a great success, so much so I didn’t have much time to take photos, I did manage to get a video of me travelling up the line late in the afternoon.
A fab time with everyone helping out, especially my Mum, baking many cakes and supplying everyone with copious amounts of Tea and Coffee!
Lance was busy all day showing people round the workshop, dioramas, layout and the G Gauge kindly brought by Howard
|A real treat here is this 1960s Hornby 00 Gauge Stephensons Rocket. A fantastic model and one I was pleased to have as a challenge to enhance with sound, coal and a crew.
Also to improve the running quality I have added pickups to the tender wheels so it now has 8 wheel pickup. here is a short video of it running.
|Latest News from GLR on our projects and other events. In this video:
A look around the workshop
The Dean Goods is now available to buy direct from Lord and Butler Model Railways in Cardiff.
Give Peter a Call on 02920 667225 or email email@example.com for more details
Dean Goods with sound and smoke fitted £229.95!!
What a year it has been! Here are some of the highlights:
Revamped GLR – the business and the big railway
This year the railway has seen a big change in so far as a new station canopy has been built on the station platform and attached to the workshop. This was to allow for several things, first to make the station look more like a station, second to give shelter to the platforms and the lines, and thirdly to provide an outdoor space to work under for larger projects.
You may notice that there is not any track in this picture. That is because I had the great idea of re laying this part of the line as it had several kinks in it. Easy to take up and has only just been relaid back down again. The line that curves around to the left of the workshop is to be lifted as it doesn’t get used anymore due to the tree growing rather large! During the summer the cats decided that the line was an ideal place to sit as can be seen!!
As of November GLR Bespoke Services became a Limited company and also took on its first staff! This was a great step to be taking and it shows that things are going pleasingly well. With several new customers and contracts for the new year it is an exciting time!
Recently we had an open day which went well despite it being a bit wet. We are looking at having an open day in the Spring and having the full line operating.
There have been many projects this year from single locos to full layout builds and everything in between:
I have finally gotten around to adding a new feature, that being the news update tool to make it quicker and easier for me to add news!! More to follow