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Scalefour Society AGM, Watford 18th June 2017

The Scalefour Society AGM moves around the country each year, with the North London Group hosting it this year with a small show. DEMU were invited to the show and so Natalie and myself set off to set up the stand on what proved to be a very hot day. The show was fairly quiet… Continue reading Scalefour Society AGM, Watford 18th June 2017

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DEMU Showcase, Burton-Upon-Trent June 3rd-4th 2017

Once again first weekend of June came around and that means DEMU's premier event Showcase, showcasing the best of Diesel & Electric modelling (sometime termed Modern Image by some, though personally I hate that term). Layouts in attendance this year included: Acton Parkway (4mm OO) Alderford (4mm OO) Cripple Sidings (4mm OO) Deadmans Lane (4mm… Continue reading DEMU Showcase, Burton-Upon-Trent June 3rd-4th 2017

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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

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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 · Small P4 Layout

Further curvature thoughts…

A bit of further planning has resulted in some plan changes around the curves, mostly around the case of the points/crossover areas. The image below illustrates the changes made. The notes on it are for using it as a print out to discuss things at ExpoEM tomorrow and Sunday. The sidings at the bottom right… Continue reading Further curvature thoughts…

Model Railways · Small P4 Layout

Thinking about curves…

I have been giving some more thought to the plan in terms of the right hand side, and some changes have been needed to fit the curves in (as expected, trying to fit them into 3ftx2ft was too tight!). All part of the learning curve I guess! Anyway, with an extra 3ftx2ft board forming the… Continue reading Thinking about curves…

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Scalefour North – 1st & 2nd April 2017

Usually each year we'd attend Alexandra Palace for the London Festival of Model Railways. However, health and other stresses made us both to decide not to go in future. Instead, we decided to go to Scalefour North. We booked a hotel room in order to attend both days (the ticket price allows attendance both days,… Continue reading Scalefour North – 1st & 2nd April 2017