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London Festival of Model Railways, Alexandra Palace

I'm a bit late writing this as I was ill for most of the beginning of the week as a result of the days exertions. As per usual I went along with my friend Natalie, who graciously did all of the driving (again). This year we went on the Sunday (26th) and I had pre-booked… Continue reading London Festival of Model Railways, Alexandra Palace

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Acton Town open day visit

Set off to what has been a very good event in the past later than originally planned. Getting to Hillingdon by car for about 11am and getting new S Stock on the Metropolitan line to Rayners Lane. All great till we (Natalie was with me) got to the depot and found a long queue. I… Continue reading Acton Town open day visit

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Illness stops play

There is a saying in Cricket 'Rain stops play'. [I don't like or watch cricket myself]. In my case, recently it has been my ill health that really is stopping play. Too much pain, too tired all the time and not sleeping well don't make for making even the slightest attempts at doing any kind… Continue reading Illness stops play

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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?

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West Cromwell Road stock thoughts

Been giving some though to West Cromwell Road again today, whilst not being able to get much else done due to being too ill. The main stock/train movements is going (possibly) to consist of: LT pannier tank (ex-GWR 57xx) Rolls-Royce/Sentinel ( 0-6-0DM (Judith Edge Kits) [3 acquired by LT 1971, 1 at Lillie Bridge, replaced… Continue reading West Cromwell Road stock thoughts

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Thoughts on West Cromwell Road

So originally I planned to enter the diorama challenge with a Lillie Bridge inspired creation. It never came to be. Instead I'm thinking of turning it into a small layout of its own as it really does tick some boxes for me. Having grown up in SE London, all thing Southern and LU appeal to… Continue reading Thoughts on West Cromwell Road

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New blog

Previously I've used the blogging feature on rmweb.co.uk to post updates on projects I have been thinking about or working on. I've decided to set this wordpress blog up instead as an easier area to put that and more. In time I'll put links to the photos I've taken at previous Model Railway Shows and… Continue reading New blog