Railways

Announcements of destinations for the ERM stock

With Sunday the 8th October being the final Open Day for the Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry. It has been announced that the locations for the stock are as follows: One 309 is to go to The Lavender Line, the other to another site that will be announced after its arrival. The 308,307, 312 cars… Continue reading Announcements of destinations for the ERM stock

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Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways · Modelling

The Great Electric Train Show – 7th/8th October 2017 – British Motor Museum, Gaydon

Over the weekend of 7th/8th October Hornby Magazine held their annual model railway show. Once again it was at the impressive British Motor Museum, near Gaydon. Natalie and myself were invited to help out over the weekend with two DEMU layouts, Rannoch Moor and Bere Banks. Unfortuately as it turned out we weren't really needed… Continue reading The Great Electric Train Show – 7th/8th October 2017 – British Motor Museum, Gaydon

Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

Scalefourum 2017

The weekend of 23rd/24th September 2017, saw Natalie and myself return to Aylesbury for the 2017 Scalefourum show. For those unaware, Scalefourum is the main show of the Scalefour Society. I was eagerly looking forward to it after last years excellent show. Layouts booked: Brettell Road by Jim Smith-Wright. Industrial byway in the West Midlands… Continue reading Scalefourum 2017

History · Railways

Final Open Day for Electric Railway Museum Coventry – 8th October

If you are interested in Electric railways, then you might want to get along to the Electric Railway Museum, near Coventry Airport. The museum is set to close due to Coventry City Council giving eviction notice to the museum to allow a new site to be built for Jaguar Land Rover. Thankfully the stock appears… Continue reading Final Open Day for Electric Railway Museum Coventry – 8th October

Eversley Road* · Model Railways · Modelling

Finalising plans and choosing a name.

After a bout of  illness and being busy with preparing for and dealing with a new canine arrival to my other halfs house, I've not been to any shows or done much modelling as a result. However, I did manage (with assistance from members of the Scalefour Society and the Templot Club forum) to finalise… Continue reading Finalising plans and choosing a name.

Model Railways · Nuclear flask depot

Returning to other ideas briefly.

Whilst updating posts on the P4 layout planning, thoughts turned briefly to the Nuclear Flask Terminal I'd been wanting to build for a while. Thoughts turned to it being made as a self contained extension to the P4 Layout plan, adding between 3 and 5ft extra to the 9ft length of the P4 Layout in… Continue reading Returning to other ideas briefly.

Eversley Road* · Model Railways

Evolving the plan…

As with all such things when designing a layout, plans evolve and change. A quick run down on what has occurred: Boards have been given a coat of while emulsion to protect them from damp (living in an old '60s council house it is a bit of a problem in some parts). All boards have… Continue reading Evolving the plan…