Model Railway Exhibitions · Model Railways

Scalefourum 2017

The weekend of 23rd/24th September 2017, saw Natalie and myself return to Aylesbury for the 2017 Scalefourum show. For those unaware, Scalefourum is the main show of the Scalefour Society. I was eagerly looking forward to it after last years excellent show. Layouts booked: Brettell Road by Jim Smith-Wright. Industrial byway in the West Midlands… Continue reading Scalefourum 2017

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Eversley Road* · Model Railways · Modelling

Finalising plans and choosing a name.

After a bout of  illness and being busy with preparing for and dealing with a new canine arrival to my other halfs house, I've not been to any shows or done much modelling as a result. However, I did manage (with assistance from members of the Scalefour Society and the Templot Club forum) to finalise… Continue reading Finalising plans and choosing a name.

Eversley Road* · Model Railways

Evolving the plan…

As with all such things when designing a layout, plans evolve and change. A quick run down on what has occurred: Boards have been given a coat of while emulsion to protect them from damp (living in an old '60s council house it is a bit of a problem in some parts). All boards have… Continue reading Evolving the plan…

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

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