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3mm Society AGM- Market Harborough 

Saturday saw the 52nd AGM of the Society being held at the Methodist Church. Very well attended by around 80 members, I was a happy bunny. Refreshments provided by the church ladies were most welcome. I would like to thank those members and traders who attended and the church for making us welcome.

The standard of entries in the modelling competition was high too, these are the photos;

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Agood day had by all

Swanage Diesel Gala

The good Mrs D and I along with our Grace went to Swanage today and somehow managed to end up at Swanage station where the gala was in full swing. Rude not to have a look round, lots of variety and not a steam engine in site.

Here are the photos

Class 33 driver experience- Swanage Railway

Yesterday I had the experience on driving a class 33, 33111 on the Norden extension. Very enjoyable drive and two very different journeys. Going towards Wareham the loco controls were very responsive especially the loco brake (which is quite important!). Going back to Norden, not quite as responsive, the brake taking longer to find the braking point. Overall a very enjoyable experience and another off the bucket list.

Here are the pics


33111 was one of the last 33’s to work the Bournemouth/Weymouth pushpull.

Royal Arsenal Narrow Gauge

Hi all

May be of interest to Narrow Gauge fans.

http://therailwayproject.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/breaking-news-planning-permission.html?m=1

Edward Thomas – Adlestrop

Today, 9 April, is the 100th anniversary of the death of Edward Thomas, who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras in 1917. 

Adlestrop – the title of his most famous poem.

Adlestrop, was written on 24 June 1914 when Edward Thomas was travelling from Paddington to Ledbury and the train paused unexpectedly at the station in the Cotswolds. 

Yes. I remember Adlestrop – 

The name, because one afternoon 

Of heat the express-train drew up there 

Unwontedly. It was late June. 

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat. 

No one left and no one came 

On the bare platform. What I saw 

Was Adlestrop – only the name.

And willows, willow-herb, and grass, 

And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry, 

No whit less still and lonely fair 

Than the high cloudlets in the sky. 

And for that minute a blackbird sang 

Close by, and round him, mistier, 

Farther and farther, all the birds 

Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. 

Salisbury meet

Very enjoyable day spent in Winterbourne Gunner at the 3mm Society meet. Good to meet so many members and of course Mr P. A small but select gathering with a few layouts to boot, here are the pictures.

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.

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