3mm Society, Dorset life, Railway, Railway days

New Chassis Jig

At the Weymouth Show at the weekend I bumped into the Dorset collective of 3mm members. One of their number Colin Lockyer (4mm modeller – Pine Road) has produced a chassis jig, not only for use in 3mm but 4mm scale too. An impressive bit of kit, of which details can be found on Colin’s blog 


Better start saving.

3mm Society, 7mm, Dorset life, Railway, Railway days

Weymouth Show

I had the privilege of being invited to operate 50 Shades of Grey at Weymouth Show. You may recall that I helped operate the layout at St Albans in January when did actually snow! My how time flys.

Amongst other layouts at the show were Chris Challis “Cheddar ”

Then there was Gas Cupboards “Wisteria Collop” and essay in 009

Local area layouts featured, firstly Wimborne 

And Blandford

And bang up to date “Didcot A”

And last but not least an Emmett style layout “Scratchy Bottom”

A good show as always one hopefully I can get to next year.


Mid Hants Gala 3

As mentioned earlier the 7F had to be withdrawn from the gala leaking steam from the boiler due to a defective gasket, but was in light steam in Ropley yard

My fav loco was definitely the Flying Pig

The Royal Scot was another guest loco

Unlike the Feb gala the weather was very kind to us.