Narrow Gauge, Railway

Honestly, Cling Film… – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

It’s nearly time to coat the yard of the engineering works with DAS clay to create the setts. There were a few last minute jobs to do. To protect the buildings I’ve covered them in cling film. Yes, you read that correctly, cling film. The buildings need to be in place because they form the…
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Narrow Gauge

SWING in Littlehampton – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Last weekend the Small and Wonderful Industrial, Narrow Gauge and light railways (SWING) group held their exhibition in Littlehampton. It was very enjoyable with layouts in scales from N to G scale, both standard and narrow gauge, and it was held in a super venue. Here are some photos of the layouts that most appealed…
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Railway, Terriers A1 & A1x

Hornby announce new ‘mid year range’ items that includes two new ex LBSC ‘Terrier’ livery versions | GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

Hornby have today added 14 new items to their range as a mid year range announcement. The full list of items can be found here.  From a Southern perspective this includes a couple of new livery’s to their newly tooled ex LBSC A1/A1x 0-6-0t ‘Terrier’ range. R3811 /R3811x (DCC fitted) LB&SCR A1 class ‘Terrier’ -…
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3mm Society, Beer, Railway

3mm Society AGM

My main task for May is to organise the 3mm Society AGM which this year was held in the Town Hall in Burton upon Trent.

Over 80 members attended with a variety of Goods on sale for members to indulge in.

With a keg of Charnwood Breweries Vixen in the bar and Cob rolls on offer, what more could you ask for!

With the formal business over in record time, competition entries judged, the Awards were handed out. To find out who won you will have to join the Society 😊.

As usual the modelling standard was high, judge for yourself

There was also a tribute to Richard Hollingsworth one half of Parkside who passed in February.

A retired professional railwayman, Richard was a good friend to the Society and enabled the Society 5 year wagon plan to be produced. Society member Paul Furner brought along his collection of Parkside kits ranging over 60. Thanks to Paul and his work with Richard he was instrumental in bringing the kits to members

So next year to Swindon for the Societies 55th AGM 👍