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

Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

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 · 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

Electrics & DCC · Model Railways

Making a start on baseboards and other items

So, in the last post I caught up a bit with what was planned and what had stalled plans etc. I've been researching baseboard construction recently and come up with a couple of ideas now as a result. Construction methods: I'm suspecting I'll go with plywood on a frame rather than my original thought of… Continue reading Making a start on baseboards and other items


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!

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?