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Nottingham Model Railway Show

Sunday just gone saw Natalie and myself go along to the Nottingham show. This show has always been a highlight I've found. It seems for me to find the right balance between the number and variety of layouts and the trade stands. It also I find is much easier to navigate than bigger shows such… Continue reading Nottingham Model Railway Show

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

Illness stops play

There is a saying in Cricket 'Rain stops play'. [I don't like or watch cricket myself]. In my case, recently it has been my ill health that really is stopping play. Too much pain, too tired all the time and not sleeping well don't make for making even the slightest attempts at doing any kind… Continue reading Illness stops play

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

Whats in a name?

Up until now the RAF Chilmark inspired layout has been without a name This has bugged me a bit recently. Discussions with Natalie brought up the name Winterbourne. I liked it, and I feel Winterbourne Exchange feels a suitable name for the layout. I've updated the categories and the page for the layout, so all… Continue reading Whats in a name?

Electrics & DCC · Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

DCC and other modern technologies…

The plan for all layout ideas is that DCC will be the plan from the start. The initial cost is higher, but the ease of wiring, and the simplicity and much better ability to operate wins it for me. Being able to control the layout with a computer running software like JMRI or similar appeals… Continue reading DCC and other modern technologies…

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

OO, EM or P4?

When originally planning about 5-10 years ago a layout based around the Bricklayer's Arms area of South London (an idea that might be re-visited at some point, it just became too complex an idea to ever go beyond planning for us both sadly, but the research was fun!!) we (Natalie and myself) were going to… Continue reading OO, EM or P4?

Military · Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

New blog

Previously I've used the blogging feature on to post updates on projects I have been thinking about or working on. I've decided to set this wordpress blog up instead as an easier area to put that and more. In time I'll put links to the photos I've taken at previous Model Railway Shows and… Continue reading New blog

Model Railways · Modelling · Uncategorized · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

Progress.. of sorts

Still recovering from Saturday, but a fantastic day it was! Photos are edited and online. Video to follow later. Been discussing West Cromwell Road (name for 2011 Challenge entry) more with Natalie, so a finalised trackplan and arrangement has been worked out with the aid of old stock and track to get impression of what… Continue reading Progress.. of sorts