Waiting for the train… Take 2.

Found this pic on ousevalleymodeller.wordpress and thought it might be of interest. Shows a subway entrance. Something like this- but with a gate to close it off- would be useful on Eversely Green as it would likely be the means of access to the disused platform as there was no footbridge.

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Uncategorized · Woolwich Dockyard

A long while since updating..

A bit of an update as it has been a while. As can be seen if looking here, progress on the Woolwich/Charlton P4 layout has sadly stalled for the time being. This is mainly due to working on something else to get used to working to P4 standards and also due to funds (or lack… Continue reading A long while since updating..


Long time no post!

I managed to forget about this blog for a variety of reasons. mainly my health and a house move meant I forgot about some things such as this blog. Anyway, recently I've been thinking about the various plans Natalie and myself have come up with. We've recently been attending some shows including ExpoEM, Ally Palace,… Continue reading Long time no post!


Looking ahead…

This coming weekend sees me going once again to Alexandra Palace for the London National Railway Exhibition. I'm rather looking forward to it as I always do, though as my health is continuing to decline, I suspect I'll be rather tired and in a lot of pain by the end of it! I'm looking to… Continue reading Looking ahead…

Aircraft · Model Railways · Modelling · Uncategorized

Still ill, and some news

So I've been really rather ill again last week, not really managing much more than existing from one day to the next. This is sadly rather normal for me sometimes, being the nature of my illness (fibromyalgia). But I try to see the positives when I can, however small. Yesterday afternoon provided one positive, meeting… Continue reading Still ill, and some news

Modelling · Uncategorized

Something a bit different!

Years ago I used to paint Games Workshop miniatures. I don't think I was too bad if I say so myself 🙂 I used to have lots more. But sold most of my figures off when I recovered them from my parents house. These 3 were all I kept. I think they were the best… Continue reading Something a bit different!


Thoughts on printed publications

A recent topic over on rmweb got me thinking about the future of the printed magazine, and books. In recent years more and more attention has been focused on devices like the iPad and Amazon's Kindle eReader. Ebooks have started to take off in some respects. I can see the appeal of an eReader, and… Continue reading Thoughts on printed publications

Model Railways · Uncategorized

Old Airfix/Dapol kits, what to do with them?

So I have a small number of Dapol/Airfix plastic kits. One of a BoB, a few of mineral wagons, some tank wagons and other assorted ones. Think theres a Schools in there somewhere too. The BoB isn't going to be anywhere near as good as Hornby's current model, but I had the thought that it… Continue reading Old Airfix/Dapol kits, what to do with them?

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