Exhibiting Wimblehurst Road at the Pevensey Exhibition on Saturday.
Hornby have today added 14 new items to their range as a mid year range announcement. The full list of items can be found here. From a Southern perspective this includes a couple of new livery’s to their newly tooled ex LBSC A1/A1x 0-6-0t ‘Terrier’ range. R3811 /R3811x (DCC fitted) LB&SCR A1 class ‘Terrier’ -…
— Read on grahammuz.com/2019/05/29/hornby-announce-new-mid-year-range-items-that-includes-two-new-ex-lbsc-terrier-livery-versions/
Myself and Mr P paid a visit to the Hayward’s Heath Show held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Apart from the parking which was horrendous (found that Mr P is very good at reversing his car down a long road!) the show held in 2 halls was pretty good.
A variety of scales (alas no 3mm) some decent layouts were on show. We also met a few Society members both 3mm and O.16.5 so had a good chinwag too.
Unlike a lot of exhibitions these days a decent guide was provided too.
Here are the photos
Well Creek Basin -7mm
Hobbs Hill -4mm OO
Frimley North -4mm OO
Haynes Lane -7mm O
Dorchester Jct -4mm FS
Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N
Arnold Lane -7mm O
Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO
Dougdale -4mm OO
Hope Hill -7mm O
Ashenden Jct -N
Staindrop -7mm O
These were the pick of the bunch for me. Very enjoyable show apart from the parking.
The new Hornby Terrier is reviews by members of RMWeb.
I had my name down for the Rails one long before.
On the way down to Weymouth this morning popped into the Mid Hants at Alresford with the good Mrs D for breakfast.
Being their Spring Gala weekend they had a Model railway layout in the old goods shed.
The Normandy O gauge group are locally based and came along with their SR shed layout. Lovely modelling along with some lovely locos.
As you can see plenty Dapol RTR on Show with a plethora of Terriers!
Being upstairs also gave an opportunity to see the stuff stored out the back. Amongst the berthed coaches was the BR Standard 2-6-4t being restored.
Also hanging on the wall is the nameplate for Sir Fredrick Pile.
After our visit we adjourned to the West Country buffet on the station for an egg bap each – lovely!
A short unexpected visit but always a pleasure 😊
65 years! Link below may be of interest
Home from Stuttgart, and the lounge is again full of railways. They will go upstairs to the loft tomorrow, when I have a little more energy. We had another excellent week at the Stuttgart N-Club International meet. On the whole, the layout behaved very well, though there were a few electrical issues needing rewiring as…
— Read on esngblog.com/2018/11/28/stuttgart-2018-1/
Another very informative meeting, this time on the pros and cons of chassis building.
I gave the sorry tale of my Terrier chassis – determined to get it to work!
Tony Briddon brought along his competition winning Duchess which runs as good as it looks.
We also had a SE&CR O running (13.5 but able to go round the 14.2 test track).
Andrew Barnes brought along some of his lovely coaches
And for good measure a scratchbuilt SE&CR class C 0-6-0 which did quite a few circuits!
There was an example of an 0-6-0 chassis
And then Group discussion
All finished off with a couple of pints in the Parcel Yard – a good end to the day 😊
As per the title new tooling for Terrier in 4mm 00 see here https://grahammuz.com/2018/03/24/new-00-ex-lbsc-a1-a1x-terrier-announced-by-rails-of-sheffield/
Modelling Southern Railway 1946 to 1949
Fisherton Sarum and Canute Road Quay
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Had the opportunity to do some modelling being another year older and all that.
Started Andy Shillitos Linton Kits SECR P class in 3mm.
The kit is well thought out with tabs for locating the etch. I did find the tanks were handed and that I had 2 left hands instead of 1 left & 1 right but was able to overcome that. Had to do the boiler in 2 halves more my modelling skills than the kit design.
The castings are 3D printed rather than the usual white metal or lost wax so that should be interesting.
Here are a couple of pictures
Just valances buffet bean and course roof to add. As for the chassis I have a motor that should fit with my usual branch line gear box with Alan Gibson wheels to complete, just got to work out the pickups couplings and livery. Considering painting as below
(Photo from Project 27 blog)
This was the livery used by the SECR in WW1 reportedly for goods engines.
What of the Terrier you might ask? The chassis is a runner but the pick ups need sorting and I have found the roof which did a runner. So within touching distance.
The Pickering needs more weight and I am going to use the motor for the P for now until I workout how to weight it.
That’s all for now.