3mm Society, Railway

Westfest 2019

Saturday saw a run down to Winterborne Earls, nr Salisbury to visit 3mm Westfest organised by local member Vic Freemantle.

Always a popular event and judging by the full car park pretty busy too.

The Society shop and Seconhand were their plying their trade along with 3smr and members with delights to offer, not forgetting Peter White with the Society finescale wheels.

Now not only were there goods to be had but also a number of layouts on display.

Mike Corps Heybridge Wharf

Peter Bossom – Watlington (Sussex)

Nick Salzman – Lananta has been entered into the Cameo layout competition due to be judge in May so good luck Nick!

South Downs & Solent Modular

Jerry Clifford of Bath Green Park fame was also there with one of his 2mm modules

As usual the food was excellent and went down well. Thanks go to Vic Freemantle for organising the day.

Narrow Gauge, Railway

Splash It On All Over – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Painting wood isn’t one of my favourite things. My approach is to treat the paint like after shave and ‘splash it on all over’. Anyway, the unenjoyable task is completed. The inner walls of the layout, that will form the back scene, have had two coats of primer. This will stop the bare wood showing…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/03/25/splash-it-on-all-over/

Life

Network Rail has bought the Sorting Office at East Croydon | East Croydon Community Organisation

The building had previously be bought by Hyde Housing with the intention of building flats on the site.  It will now be used during the redevelopment of East Croydon Station and the London to Brighton railway lines. Click here for more information about the purchase Click here for more information about the railway project
— Read on eastcroydon.org.uk/2019/03/30/network-rail-has-bought-the-sorting-office-at-east-croydon/

Dorset life, Railway, travel

The Swanage Railway and some good timing – The Dorset Rambler

I had an awesome walk at the end of last week – 19 miles from Sandbanks to Wareham around Poole Harbour. It is the longest walk I have done for 6 months because of my ankle problems and it leads me to hope that the problems may have been partly caused by the damp, cold…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/04/03/the-swanage-railway-and-some-good-timing/