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
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
On the weekend of 8th/9th July 2017, the Electric Railway Museum opened it's doors to the public once again. Natalie and myself visited on the Sunday (9th), with the aim to take photographs of the Bulleid design 4SUB unit and the Class 457 car (67300), as well as to take photos for a modeller working… Continue reading Electric Railway Museum Open Day Visit – 9th July 2017
The following appeared yesterday on the ERM's facebook page: *COVENTRY ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM SITE TO CLOSE* The Trustees & Volunteers have met today to discuss the future of the ERM site in the light of a recent meeting with Roxhill who are going to develop the land for commercial purposes. We have reluctantly decided that… Continue reading Electric Railway Museum Coventry to close
I've been trying to get my head around using the various software available for planning and controlling layouts, namely Templot and JMRI. I've mostly figured out Templot now I think. A rough plan has been drawn as below: I've been trying to figure out making it a bit more condensed (due to space… Continue reading Track planning (with Templot), DCC and baseboards
attended (with Natalie) the Diesel & Electric Show on the 19th and 20th of February, the first time it has been held and first time I've been to the Telford International Centre. We were there helping out on the DEMU stand all weekend. On the Sunday I started working on my 465/2 conversion from Hornby… Continue reading The Diesel & Electric Show (Feb 19th/20th) and Networker (465/2) progress
Set off to what has been a very good event in the past later than originally planned. Getting to Hillingdon by car for about 11am and getting new S Stock on the Metropolitan line to Rayners Lane. All great till we (Natalie was with me) got to the depot and found a long queue. I… Continue reading Acton Town open day visit
Prompted by this post on rmweb I got thinking about a couple of things. Firstly in that post, it was discussed about restoring 18000 and her history. I have a fascination with the prototype and the oddball. For those who don't know, 18000 was a gas turbine powered locomotive ordered in 1946 by the GWR… Continue reading A unique and interesting idea?