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Corris Railway Society - Model Railway Exhibition The Corris Railway Society will be holding its Model Railway Exhibition at Y Plas in Machynlleth on the 25th and 26th August 2018. The exhibition will feature narrow gauge layouts, with the most popular being 'World's End' and 'Hensbarrow Road'. 'Walmer Bridge' will be flying the flag for the 16mm garden scale layout.

Victoria_street Forgive me followers for it has been far too long between posts. There are many things to be said about relocation, you have a fair idea what to keep and what to discard, you also have a similar opinion about other stuff, and then you have to prove once again that you are not a hoarder.

Hattons Barclay Day 1 of the Perth show has been the perfect opportunity to fine tune and test run the new Hattons Barclay. I had completed the conversion to EM and fitted extra pick ups but when bench testing, the gears had gone out of mesh. The motor isn't fixed in place other than a push fit into the chassis block so it has plenty of scope to rock and demesh.

Sugar beet loads, Part 3 It was interesting at the BAPM 2018 meeting last Saturday to see a number of things exhibited that had to do with sugar beets. These included some model displays that I will show presently, but among the striking things shown was a good prototype photo reminding us just what a sugar beet really looks like.

Model railway show is a steaming success They were on show at Lynnsport in an exhibition organised by King's Lynn Model Railway Club. As well as time-honoured steam and diesel models, Ron Bailey brought his Rock Island Line, Chica, Illinois all the way from Milton Keynes for the day. "I've got family in Chicago and when I visited them, that's where the interest came from," he said.

The Glenmutchkin Pharmacy - Part 1 The Etchings It is a fair time since I built my last building, so feeling that it was time that I rediscovered my mojo for architectural things I have made a crack at a building that will be a fairly key feature on Glenmutchkin - its pharmacy. This is inspired, and largely a facsimile of, The Kyle Pharmacy that could be found on the approach to the ferry pier.

Join The Cavalcade I've been wondering what to build next now that the big effort for getting ready for Bressingham is out of the way. I've got yet a… Never let it be said that we are unafraid to jump on a bandwagon at Bron Hebog.

It's been awhile… While it has been quite some time since I have posted on the blog, things are still happening on the BGR. Just at the moment life seems to be getting in the way of modelling, and there is even less time for blogging, but I am slowly getting a bit done on the layout.

Saturday Film Club: Big Cats at work One for industrial equipment fans this week - an American film from 1926 showing Caterpillar tractors being put to work. Railway fans will be impressed by the way the Cat can act as a shunter. I'm not sure this would be as easy to do as it looks, you'll need to be a reasonably accurate driver without rail wheels to guide you.

Something different in Garden Rail July - Lego! I've taken a bit of a risk with the latest issue of Garden Rail - months ago I spotted an amazing layout on Facebook and knew I wanted it on the page. The thing is, as you can see, the layout is made from Lego.

Model railway exhibition hoping to raise funds for charity THIS weekend the rescheduled annual Romsey and District Railway Modeller’s Society 39th Annual Exhibition takes place at Crosfield Hall, Romsey.

Winifred in 009: finished… Although I may add a touch more weathering, for now, 'Winifred' is complete. Built from a Brian Madge 'scratch-aid' kit, a touch more invol…

Vowchurch wagons in 006.5… I've been working on some more kits for 6point5, largely inspired by my own plans for a small slate railway in 006.5… To go with the…

Dark Side Of The Van I've been wondering what to build next now that the big effort for getting ready for Bressingham is out of the way.

What's On Listings 21-27 Jun To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email [email protected] Theatre. Blackburn. The Westenders: no ordinary West End Musical Tribute Show. £18. 7.30pm. King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Fri, Jun 22 only. Chas and Dave: one of a handful of very special seasonal shows around the country.

Wimblehurst Road Been awhile since I posted a thing on the layout. Unfortunately had to pull out of the Pevensey Show as life has conspired against me namely lost of job and family illness. However I have taken the opportunity to relay some of the track and also the point to the long siding which packed up.

Bapm 2018 As I have described before, the annual meet of BAPM takes place in June, this year on June 16. I always enjoy attending, and I would say that this local meet is typical of many, many RPM meets all over North America. There were the usual roughly 120 attendees, and lots of models displayed on the tables provided.

Community hub to hold Norfolk Day event And to celebrate the day on July 27, the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford will be holding a fun afternoon. People are invited to the centre on Staniforth Road where there will be local food and drinks, a bouncy castle, tombola and traditional fete games.

Warehouse Wednesday: Two track levels at Reading OK, this isn't a warehouse, or even a building, but this sight intrigued and I suspect some blog reader can probably enlighten me as to what is going on. Between the tracks for platforms 1 and 2 at Reading station, there is a marked difference in the track levels.

Wheezing workhorses on show The South West Rail and Heritage Centre in Boyanup is inviting its visitors to come and check out the machines that were first used by settlers. Referred to as the wheezing workhorses, the machines were used to ease workloads and save time.

A truly universal tool Ever wonder what the original universal tool might be? It just may be the file. Beyond the obvious purpose to either smooth or file metal, plastic or wood to shape consider you can also: 1. Cut material to length 2. Hammer nails or brads - provided it's a beefy enough file3.

Model steam locomotive to feature at the Hilderstone Summer Fair A model railway will be featuring at the upcoming Hilderstone Fete, with steam locomotives on the railway and also a couple of other locomotives. The layout, Tudor Lane TMD, will be at the summer fete and will feature Rood Ashton Hall, Duchess of Sutherland and Princess Elizabeth.

Small-cap spotlight: Losses at model railway firm Hornby widen, Footasylum shares tank Welcome to Small-Cap Spotlight where the Evening Standard business team will bring investors rolling coverage and analysis on all the major small cap news this morning. Top story sees No sign of a turnaround at Hornby as the toymaker said losses for the year widened to £10.1 million.

Losses widen but foundations laid for Hornby turnaround Full-year losses have widened at Hornby but the boss of the Kent-headquartered model railway and collectibles group said "tough decisions" taken were "laying down the foundations for our future success".

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