3mm Society, 7mm, Railway, Railway days

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.


Diesel Power at Weybourne – NNR part 3

One bonus of getting off the train at Weybourne was that I was at the loco shed for the railway. After having a wander round I decided to sit on the Holt bound platform. Just as I was tucking into my sandwich I heard the throb of a diesel engine and the Cl.37 I had earlier seen at Sheringham attached to a dmu appeared arriving in the Sheringham bound platform to run round the dmu and shunt it into the yard.

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Two new railway books for LNER fans

Recently picked up 2 new books

Firstly Station and structures of the M&GN joint railway – Lowestoft to Melton Constable


At first glance very comprehensive review with a scale for the drawings. Nigel Digby is an expert on the line excellent piece of work.

The second book lost lines of East Anglia is by another Nigel – Welborne in this instance


Again very well illustrated and gives a good background to the lines and also potential schemes that have never got off the ground.

A good book.

Both are not cheap though, the M&GN is £30 and lost lines £18.