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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

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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…

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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

Eversley Road* · Model Railways

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…

Eversley Road* · Model Railways

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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Scalefour North – 1st & 2nd April 2017

Usually each year we'd attend Alexandra Palace for the London Festival of Model Railways. However, health and other stresses made us both to decide not to go in future. Instead, we decided to go to Scalefour North. We booked a hotel room in order to attend both days (the ticket price allows attendance both days,… Continue reading Scalefour North – 1st & 2nd April 2017