Video of the layout at last weekends Scaleforum and more info by following the link below
Myself and Mr P paid a visit to the Hayward’s Heath Show held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Apart from the parking which was horrendous (found that Mr P is very good at reversing his car down a long road!) the show held in 2 halls was pretty good.
A variety of scales (alas no 3mm) some decent layouts were on show. We also met a few Society members both 3mm and O.16.5 so had a good chinwag too.
Unlike a lot of exhibitions these days a decent guide was provided too.
Here are the photos
Well Creek Basin -7mm
Hobbs Hill -4mm OO
Frimley North -4mm OO
Haynes Lane -7mm O
Dorchester Jct -4mm FS
Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N
Arnold Lane -7mm O
Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO
Dougdale -4mm OO
Hope Hill -7mm O
Ashenden Jct -N
Staindrop -7mm O
These were the pick of the bunch for me. Very enjoyable show apart from the parking.
Even in 3mm scale we have our own 3D printers – George Mitcheson has produced a number of 3D printed wagons and one that took my fancy was the London, Brighton and South Coast Rly Bolster wagon (the Brighton called then Batten wagons).
The wagon comes as a one piece moulding incorporating the body and sole bars.
W-irons, castings and brake gear and wheels supplied from the 3mm Society with chain from branchlines and d loops from brass wire.
An evenings work produced the wagon and it will soon be in the paint shop to be completed in Southern Railway livery.
Details and drawing for the wagon can be found in “An Illustrated History of Southern Wagons – Volume 2 LBSCR & minor companies published by OPC.
Sprayed the wagon with Matt black primer and then used acrylics for the body.
The planking was coloured using Lifecolouts white wood set along with Tamiya Deck Tan acrylic paint. First time I have used life colour.
Next step will be to add couplings and transfers.
Is purchasing a 3D body, cheque book modelling? That is the question. Gavin Rose very kindly reduced his 4mm LBSCR E2 to 3mm to produce this fine body. Add a pair of 3SMR chassis sides and coupling rods, 14.2 chassis spaces, Andy Shillito motor, Branchline gears, Society wheels and no I would not say it is. The body is a means to an end.
Need to level the body but pretty pleased with the result.
This is another of my beloved ‘Terrier’ tanks. Locos like this were originally built to haul London commuter trains. The first loco was delivered in 1872. This was one of the first and entered service in 1872. Like other members of the class it was named after a location in London and was called Fenchurch. […]