Over the weekend of 7th/8th October Hornby Magazine held their annual model railway show. Once again it was at the impressive British Motor Museum, near Gaydon. Natalie and myself were invited to help out over the weekend with two DEMU layouts, Rannoch Moor and Bere Banks. Unfortuately as it turned out we weren't really needed… Continue reading The Great Electric Train Show – 7th/8th October 2017 – British Motor Museum, Gaydon
Staffordshire Finescale Group Show review and photos.
A request for help was placed on the DEMU forums a few months back by Alan Barrow, needing help operating Merryvale Road at the Bristol Model Railway Show, held in Thornbury between 28th and 30th April 2017. Firstly some images of Merryvale Road: Accompanied by Natalie once again we set off down to Bristol early… Continue reading Bristol Model Railway Show – 28-30th April 2017
Not long after the Leamington show, we attended the Nottingham show. We'd decided to skip it in recent years due to disliking the venue. It was however always a good show. I got asked if I'd help with the MERG stand, which I accepted for the Sunday (we were at the LWMRS club open day… Continue reading Nottingham MRS Model Railway Show – 2017
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?
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
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?
So I have a small number of Dapol/Airfix plastic kits. One of a BoB, a few of mineral wagons, some tank wagons and other assorted ones. Think theres a Schools in there somewhere too. The BoB isn't going to be anywhere near as good as Hornby's current model, but I had the thought that it… Continue reading Old Airfix/Dapol kits, what to do with them?
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
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