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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

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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

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…

Electrics & DCC · Eversley Road* · Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

P4 Layout changes, MERG, and shows

Not done a great deal on the P4 layout plan due to other committments recently. However, the plan has evolved a bit more to better reflect the prototype location and avoid problems with carriage siding being too sharp. Adding an extra 1 ft x 2ft and 1 ft x 3ft boards shouldn't cause a problem… Continue reading P4 Layout changes, MERG, and shows

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Scalefour Society AGM, Watford 18th June 2017

The Scalefour Society AGM moves around the country each year, with the North London Group hosting it this year with a small show. DEMU were invited to the show and so Natalie and myself set off to set up the stand on what proved to be a very hot day. The show was fairly quiet… Continue reading Scalefour Society AGM, Watford 18th June 2017

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DEMU Showcase, Burton-Upon-Trent June 3rd-4th 2017

Once again first weekend of June came around and that means DEMU's premier event Showcase, showcasing the best of Diesel & Electric modelling (sometime termed Modern Image by some, though personally I hate that term). Layouts in attendance this year included: Acton Parkway (4mm OO) Alderford (4mm OO) Cripple Sidings (4mm OO) Deadmans Lane (4mm… Continue reading DEMU Showcase, Burton-Upon-Trent June 3rd-4th 2017