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?

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Aviation and Military modelling

I've been into aviation and military modelling longer than I have model railways really. As a kid, my father kept trying to get me interested in helping build a layout, but I was often more interested in building a Spitfire, or a Lightning. As well as various other types of subject. Interests wise, my main… Continue reading Aviation and Military modelling

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

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Further Planning…

[Originally Posted over on] Seems I got a little confused previously. The chilmark based layout is to be a joint effort between myself and Natalie. Natalie has taken the rough plan I did and reworked it (see attachment). Its starting to come together I think now. Thinking of '39-'45 or early/mid 50s or maybe mid-late… Continue reading Further Planning…

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Interesting Research Items

[Originally Posted over on] Whilst searching for more info on RAF Chilmark for a layout plan I'm thinking about I came across the following: RAF Chilmark visit by 28dayslater site Another visit report The photos show some interesting aspects of the Narrow Gauge railway in the facility. Not sure I'll model the NG stuff, but… Continue reading Interesting Research Items

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Possible Layout idea decided

[Originally Posted over on] Having discussed a little with Natalie possible locations to model, I think a WW2 era Chilmark based layout might well meet my needs. Will need to do more research when time permits, but from looking at the plan Natalie showed me seems to be small enough and with enough interest for… Continue reading Possible Layout idea decided