7mm, Narrow Gauge, Railway

Pug Conversion: ‘Bash’ the Boiler – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

A ‘Pug Conversion’ is often called a ‘PugBash’. I guess it’s because you’ve got to ‘bash’ the original to get what you want 🙂 Well, I’ve bashed the boiler and saddle tank on the Hornby Pug. It was cut to length, considerably shorter than the original. I built up the height of the smokebox and…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/08/01/pug-conversion-bash-the-boiler/

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7mm, Railway, Terriers A1 & A1x

Hayward’s Heath MRE

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

Southbridge -N

Frimley North -4mm OO

Gouttieres -HO

Haynes Lane -7mm O

Dorchester Jct -4mm FS

Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N

Arnold Lane -7mm O

Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO

Battledown -N

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.

3mm Society, 7mm, Beer, Railway, Railway days, travel

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