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Wimblehurst Road update

Pevensey Show in July so starting to work on the layout now it’s warmer.

Relaid the track in the station area and replace the knackered point. Just got to rewire and ballast.

Primed the rear fascia and ends today, ready for an application of Rustin’s Black to match the rest.

As the sun is out have been spraying some stock. The push pull coach and the Southern PMV.


Quick visit

Popped into the Midhants for a quick visit on the way back to Croydon.

Caught the Ivatt on run round

Then still shots whilst waiting to depart

The lady in the boiler suit is having a footplate ride, lucky lady.

And finally departure

And a nice lunch too, even turned down the offer of a beer from my dear wife!

MRJ 262

Worth a read

T9 in detail

Visit to the Swanage railway during the Easter break – chance to photograph the T9 in detail

Unfortunately was unable to ride behind Sir Keith Park, maybe next time.

Oh Mr Porter

A fav film of mine. Reposted from Facebook

Manning Wardle K announced by Minerva for 7mm

Cheque book ?

Is purchasing a 3D body, cheque book modelling? That is the question. Gavin Rose very kindly reduced his 4mm LBSCR E2 to 3mm to produce this fine body. Add a pair of 3SMR chassis sides and coupling rods, 14.2 chassis spaces, Andy Shillito motor, Branchline gears, Society wheels and no I would not say it is. The body is a means to an end.

Need to level the body but pretty pleased with the result.

3mm London Area Group meeting

Yesterday’s meet at Keen House covered resin casting with our very own Andrew Shillito demonstrating how to cast in resin with moulds he had brought with him. Wim Harthoorn provided the talk and gave example of the resin stuff he has produced for his Thailand 🇹🇭 railway which is 3mm scale on 9mm track and dcc to boot.

All in all a very enjoyable afternoon rounded off by a couple of pints 🍺 in the Parcel Yard at Kings X.

Photos above: members gathered round Andrew looking at him demo and then coaches produced by member Andrew Barnes (utility van and Crimson & Cream coaches produced by using resin method – plasticard formers and the Isle of Wight stock produced with layered plasticard using a method pioneered by Bernard Holland sometime ago)

Pictures above: Thai diesel produced using resin casting.

February it must be Croydon MRS modelling competition

An event I always enjoy in the winter months is judging the entries for Croydon Model Railway Society. My fellow judge was Greg, Chairman of Beckenham & W Wickham MRC.

We were impressed by the selection of entries especially in the buildings catergory. Congratulations to those that entered and of course the winners, here are the photos

Well done all.

Erith Show

Today visited The Erith show at Longfield Academy with Mr P.

Large number of layouts but too much N gauge for my liking – but a good show all the same

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