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The Missing link -RVR planning permission approved 

Link to RVR blog with announcement
http://rvrailway.blogspot.qa/2017/03/planning-permission-mar-17.html
Good news for the Rother Valley Railway.

Boxing Clever

Just had to post pictures of the signal box built for me by Andrew Barnes.


A great piece of modelling. The box is based on the one at Norden (yes I know it is L&SWR) but similar boxes could be found all over the Southern in days of the semophore.

Have already identified a spot on the layout for it and just waiting a signalman from Modelu to complete the picture. 

My grateful thanks to Andrew for this masterpiece in miniature.

Slow Terrier, slow

Been awhile since I have posted on the progress of the Terrier.

Well progress is a lot slower than I would of liked. The body still needs a lot of work. As for the chassis, it runs direct from the power leads to the motor but pick up off the wheels does not seem to happen so will have to work at that one.

Still have till September to complete her for running on Wimblehurst Road. Here are the pics.

Chris Nevards Blog

Chris Nevard, modeller extradenaire has a Tuesday photo on his railway modelling blog

http://nevardmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/tuesday-photo.html

Worth a look.

The motor train (1923)

Another film of the Stephenson Railcar this time on the Kent & East Sussex

Colonel Stephens Pickering Railcar

My latest acquisition for Wimblehurst Road is a 3D printed 3mm scale body for a Pickering Railcar used by the Colonel on the Kent & East Sussex railway.

Originally drawn for 2mm scale by Alan of Etched Pixels he very kindly agreed to produce a 3mm version and uploaded it to the Shapeways website where I duly ordered and paid.

I must say the service from Shapeways is exceptional and arrived within 48 hours of being ordered. The moulding is of good quality, see pics below

Have not yet figured how to motorise it and there will be a fair bit of work to do but looks promising. The prototype had 3’1″ wheels which equates to 9mm in 3mm scale and the Society do some driving wheels which I hope will be okay more so for the gearbox too otherwise might have to use 9mm wagon wheels.

Here are some drawings courtesy of the Colonel Stephens Society of which I am a member.

Erith (Longfield) show

The other Sunday saw Mr P and I visit the Erith show at the Longfield Academy. As usual the car park was packed so we parked a short distance from the venue.

A large show with fairly substantial trade support. Many of the layouts I have seen before, still a good show and very busy throughout the day which is good to see.

 

 

Croydon MRS – Modelling competition 2017

I had the great privilege of judging entries to the annual Croydon Model Railway Society yesterday.

Some fine modelling for which these pictures speak for themselves- congratulations to all.

An N in the rain

Visit to Swanage today as it is my birthday weekend. Went from a very soggy Norden to an even soggier Swanage to pick Mrs D’s birthday bear from Corfe  🐻 and then back to Norden.


Very enjoyable if a bit cold and wet thanks to Storm Angus.

New Chassis Jig

At the Weymouth Show at the weekend I bumped into the Dorset collective of 3mm members. One of their number Colin Lockyer (4mm modeller – Pine Road) has produced a chassis jig, not only for use in 3mm but 4mm scale too. An impressive bit of kit, of which details can be found on Colin’s blog 

https://cpineroad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/announcement.html?m=1

Better start saving.

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