Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

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

Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

Railex, Aylesbury 27th-28th May 2017

As well as being my birthday, 28th May was also the annual Railex show, organised by Risborough & District MRC. Held each year on the May bank holiday weekend, the show attracts some of the finest model railway layouts in the country, offering a blend of high quality layouts and a host of traders to… Continue reading Railex, Aylesbury 27th-28th May 2017

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ExpoEM Spring – 13th-14th May 2017 – Bracknell

The weekend of 13th and 14th May saw the EM Gauge Society hold their annual show once again. Again it was held in Bracknell. Natalie and myself attended once again, this time helping staff the DEMU stand over the course of the weekend. The show usually has some of the best fine scale layouts on… Continue reading ExpoEM Spring – 13th-14th May 2017 – Bracknell

Model Railways · Small P4 Layout

Further curvature thoughts…

A bit of further planning has resulted in some plan changes around the curves, mostly around the case of the points/crossover areas. The image below illustrates the changes made. The notes on it are for using it as a print out to discuss things at ExpoEM tomorrow and Sunday. The sidings at the bottom right… Continue reading Further curvature thoughts…

Model Railways · Small P4 Layout

Thinking about curves…

I have been giving some more thought to the plan in terms of the right hand side, and some changes have been needed to fit the curves in (as expected, trying to fit them into 3ftx2ft was too tight!). All part of the learning curve I guess! Anyway, with an extra 3ftx2ft board forming the… Continue reading Thinking about curves…

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Bristol Model Railway Show – 28-30th April 2017

A request for help was placed on the DEMU forums a few months back by Alan Barrow, needing help operating Merryvale Road at the Bristol Model Railway Show, held in Thornbury between 28th and 30th April 2017. Firstly some images of Merryvale Road: Accompanied by Natalie once again we set off down to Bristol early… Continue reading Bristol Model Railway Show – 28-30th April 2017