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Beckenham Show 2018

Had the great honour of operating Trevor Nunns S gauge layout Trowland owning to Mr P being otherwise engaged. Lovely layout to operate. Surprising the number of people who thought it was either P4 or O and were quite surprised at it being S. Here are the photos

I did manage a quick flit round the rest of the show.

Arun Quay

The Wallers Haven Light Railway

The Wealden Cement Company (3mm)

Medway Quay


All in all a most enjoyable day.


Croydon Show

Helped at the Croydon Show operating Mr P’ O16.5 layout Mole End. Very enjoyable day and did get a chance to take some photos, not many though.

Salop Street – Giles Barnabe

Volks Electric Railway – D Smith/N Dollimore

Works off a 9v external battery or a 6v battery built into the controller – Genius!

Lighterman’s Yard – Pete King

Based on an Iain Rice design.

Very enjoyable day,shame about the rain.

Wimblehurst Road Update

Not a lot to show over the summer. The layout is in the process of being rewired. Had to redo the river as the material I used had shrunk with the heat so tried Yacht varnish but that has a mind of its own.

So concentrated on adding scenic items such as Modelu figures.

Here are 2 examples

Still a lot to do before July next year, dare say the time will fly by.

Visit to the Bluebell

Went to the Bluebell with Mrs D today. Lovely weather combined with good food and company made for a delightful day.

First time behind the Q driven by Clive Groome of footplate days & ways – good trip.

Here are the pics

Scaleforum 2018

Went to Scaleforum at Stoke Mandeville yesterday.

Some nice layouts, just not enough of them along with lack of movement on some.

Flint fields my fav layout of all time won best in show. Not bad for a Layout built in the early nineties!

Here are the photos


Tredethy Wharf

Leighton Buzzard

Cadhay Sidings

Burnham on Sea



Lower Rose Goods

Visit to East Somerset Railway

Thanks to a gift voucher from my son and his wife for my birthday visited the East Somerset Railway today with my good lady and Boxer dog Grace.

The trip is rather short on the line so not too taxing for the Ivatt 2-6-0.

Well worth looking round the shed. An enjoyable afternoon.

Richmond Steam Fair

Went to the Richmond Steam Fair in Kent yesterday. Had the good fortune to help operate an O gauge/16.5 Narrow gauge layout through an invite by Mr P.

Really enjoyed playing trains with the added bonus of being able to photograph the narrow gauge engines running along with traction engines and classic cars.

Here are the photos

September Railway Modeller

New door stop

Acquired this not long ago

An SE&CR axle box cover. Think it is for a wagon axle but not too sure.

Bullied for a fiver

At Weymouth the weekend picked up this model of a Bullied Pacific for a £5. Unfortunately no makers name, but looks near enough to 3mm scale/1:100 – what do you think?

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