Railway, Railway days

Mid Hants visit

Popped into the Mid Hants yesterday on the way down to the van.

Had a nice breakfast bap in the West Country Buffet in time to see the first service train of the day from Alresford.

So if your down that way, Breakfast bap highly recommend!

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Ally Pally exhibition

Mr P and I visited the BRM sponsored MRC exhibition at Alexandra Palace yesterday.

Because on engineering works at the Cross we took the London Overground up to Highbury & Islington and then Great Northern to Alexandra Palace.

After a walk up the hill (both wishing we’d caught the bus) and a pint we went round the exhibition.

One observation was that it was a case of hunt the layout due to the vast number of trade stands. Some layouts we had both seen before whilst others were new to us.

Here are the photos

Cambrian (0)

Hornby Harry Potter

North Foreland (0)

Andy Cudducks C&L Layout

C/w Getty the gas axe!

Rather nice Blue period N

Colin Wilson Eastern Region EM layout

L&Y (4mm)

Wickwar (N)

Fenchurch St Peters (4mm)

Lower Exbury (4mm)

Rolvendon (4mm)

Ealing Road (Model Railway Challenge)

& of course the scale no exhibition should be without

3mm – Ballyconnel Road

All in all a good exhibition. Also we had an ahhh moment – hedgehog πŸ¦” numbers are seriously reduced so fundraising well in hand!

Bus back to the station and some LNER action whilst waiting for the train home.


Chequer Plate Points Inserts – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The yard of the engineering works will be covered in stone setts made from DAS modelling clay. However, I don’t want to put clay around the moving parts of the points. Instead I decided to use chequer plate plasticard to create ‘metal’ inserts for the points. A drawing of each point was made by rubbing a…
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