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London Festival of Model Railways, Alexandra Palace

I'm a bit late writing this as I was ill for most of the beginning of the week as a result of the days exertions. As per usual I went along with my friend Natalie, who graciously did all of the driving (again). This year we went on the Sunday (26th) and I had pre-booked… Continue reading London Festival of Model Railways, Alexandra Palace

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Nottingham Model Railway Show

Sunday just gone saw Natalie and myself go along to the Nottingham show. This show has always been a highlight I've found. It seems for me to find the right balance between the number and variety of layouts and the trade stands. It also I find is much easier to navigate than bigger shows such… Continue reading Nottingham Model Railway Show

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road

APA boxes for West Cromwell Road?

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?

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road

West Cromwell Road stock thoughts

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

Electrics & DCC · Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

DCC and other modern technologies…

The plan for all layout ideas is that DCC will be the plan from the start. The initial cost is higher, but the ease of wiring, and the simplicity and much better ability to operate wins it for me. Being able to control the layout with a computer running software like JMRI or similar appeals… Continue reading DCC and other modern technologies…

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

OO, EM or P4?

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?

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Slow week…

So today has been a bit of a slow week. Monday my best friend Natalie popped over and we discussed West Cromwell Road and the plans there of. We also watched on of the Model Rail DVDs (loco detailing iirc), which I found quite good, though it felt a little short, but that might just… Continue reading Slow week…