Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

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

Eversley Road* · Model Railways · Modelling

An untitled P4 project

As previously mentioned in the previous post, I've been working on a new plan recently. It has as yet not got a name, but a plan has been drawn up. I've been discussing progress over on rmweb as usual. However, to recap here: The Origins of the plan: Originally it was envisioned it'd fit in… Continue reading An untitled P4 project

Model Railways · Modelling · Woolwich Dockyard

Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

So, as some who follow this blog will know I've been working on a layout plan for the Woolwich Dockyard and Chalrton Junction area of South East London. I thought I'd bring the blog upto date a bit with all the details for the plan so far.   Key points of interest:   NSE 1988-1994… Continue reading Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

Electrics & DCC · Model Railways · Railways · Woolwich Dockyard

Track planning (with Templot), DCC and baseboards

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

Model Railways · Railways · Woolwich Dockyard

The Diesel & Electric Show (Feb 19th/20th) and Networker (465/2) progress

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

Model Railways · Modelling · Nuclear flask depot · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

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 · 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?

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road

APA boxes for West Cromwell Road?

Recently I've been giving thought to what to use for the boards/storage for West Cromwell Road.   I had initially thought about using a combination of plywood and foamboard. Whilst this would be very light, with my health, it'll require more effort and time. I intend to use it for the Chilmark layout however as… Continue reading APA boxes for West Cromwell Road?

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?

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?