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 · 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 · 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

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

Another plan

Decided to download Inkscape and have a go drawing a full plan. It is still rather rough and still needs more thought, but I think its starting to give an idea of whats what and where etc. Added a road section to allow lorries to load/unload from the transship shed as well as a tank/truck/vehicle… Continue reading Another plan

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

Narrow Gauge module planning

Now almost recovered from Taunton I've been giving some thought to the plan of the narrow gauge module. As you can see, it is pretty simple in design: Really is just a couple of sidings and a bunker. One of the lines to the bunkers may well go to a fiddle yard off view, not… Continue reading Narrow Gauge module planning

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

MOD Depot/Transfer shed planning

As well as the narrow gauge module, there will be the depot/transfer shed module. A rough outline of which i've drawn below: Unsure whether it will stay quite like that, I may take one of the storage sidings (with blast shields) out and the engine shed perhaps. So things are starting to get an image… Continue reading MOD Depot/Transfer shed planning

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

Taunton; and RAF Chilmark inspired Layout moves forward a step.

[Originally Posted over on¬†RMweb.co.uk.] So, firstly Taunton Wonderful event, glad I went. Long tiring drive there (for me 100+ miles is very tiring and painful), but by the time to go came, I left with a feeling that it was all very much worth it! Having better access to the layouts to actually see them… Continue reading Taunton; and RAF Chilmark inspired Layout moves forward a step.