Railways

Electric Railway Museum Open Day Visit – 9th July 2017

On the weekend of 8th/9th July 2017, the Electric Railway Museum opened it's doors to the public once again. Natalie and myself visited on the Sunday (9th), with the aim to take photographs of the Bulleid design 4SUB unit and the Class 457 car (67300), as well as to take photos for a modeller working… Continue reading Electric Railway Museum Open Day Visit – 9th July 2017

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Railways

Electric Railway Museum Coventry to close

The following appeared yesterday on the ERM's facebook page: *COVENTRY ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM SITE TO CLOSE* The Trustees & Volunteers have met today to discuss the future of the ERM site in the light of a recent meeting with Roxhill who are going to develop the land for commercial purposes. We have reluctantly decided that… Continue reading Electric Railway Museum Coventry to close

Model Railways · Modelling · Woolwich Dockyard

Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

So, as some who follow this blog will know I've been working on a layout plan for the Woolwich Dockyard and Chalrton Junction area of South East London. I thought I'd bring the blog upto date a bit with all the details for the plan so far.   Key points of interest:   NSE 1988-1994… Continue reading Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

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

History · Model Railways · Modelling · Railways

A unique and interesting idea?

Prompted by this post on rmweb I got thinking about a couple of things. Firstly in that post, it was discussed about restoring 18000 and her history. I have a fascination with the prototype and the oddball. For those who don't know, 18000 was a gas turbine powered locomotive ordered in 1946 by the GWR… Continue reading A unique and interesting idea?