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Warley Model Railway Show

  Posted by Kelly , 26 November 2012 - * - - - - · 1,058 views

So, today I went along to the Warley National Model Railway show. I had a good time there catching up with a few people and grabbed a few bargains and some tools. Didn’t really get chance this year to see any layouts as I wanted to also check out the memorabilia convention on in hall...


Been a while since last post…

  Posted by Kelly , 14 November 2012 - - - - - - · 394 views

Unfortunately my health has been poor in the last 6 months or so. I did manage to go to a few exhibitions when health allowed. These included Alexandra palace and rmweb members day. I&#8217;ll be at the Warley show on the Sunday this year hopefully too. Sadly I missed this years Model Rail Live, after [...]<img alt=""...


London Festival of Model Railways, Alexandra Palace

  Posted by Kelly , 29 March 2012 - * - - - - · 656 views

I&#8217;m a bit late writing this as I was ill for most of the beginning of the week as a result of the days exertions. As per usual I went along with my friend Natalie, who graciously did all of the driving (again). This year we went on the Sunday (26th) and I had pre-booked [...]<img alt="" border="0"...


Nottingham Model Railway Show

  Posted by Kelly , 22 March 2012 - - - - - - · 751 views

Sunday just gone saw Natalie and myself go along to the Nottingham show. This show has always been a highlight I’ve found. It seems for me to find the right balance between the number and variety of layouts and the trade stands. It also I find is much easier to navigate than bigger shows such...


Acton Town open day visit

  Posted by Kelly , 10 March 2012 - - - - - - · 295 views

Set off to what has been a very good event in the past later than originally planned. Getting to Hillingdon by car for about 11am and getting new S Stock on the Metropolitan line to Rayners Lane. All great till we (Natalie was with me) got to the depot and found a long queue. ...


Still ill, and some news

  Posted by Kelly , 05 March 2012 - - - - - - · 402 views

So I’ve been really rather ill again last week, not really managing much more than existing from one day to the next. This is sadly rather normal for me sometimes, being the nature of my illness (fibromyalgia). But I try to see the positives when I can, however small. Yesterday afternoon provided one positive, meeting...


Illness stops play

  Posted by Kelly , 29 February 2012 - - - - - - · 522 views

There is a saying in Cricket ‘Rain stops play’. [I don't like or watch cricket myself]. In my case, recently it has been my ill health that really is stopping play. Too much pain, too tired all the time and not sleeping well don’t make for making even the slightest attempts at doing any kind...


Whats in a name?

  Posted by Kelly , 19 February 2012 - - - - - - · 169 views
model railways, london transport and 7 more...
Up until now the RAF Chilmark inspired layout has been without a name This has bugged me a bit recently. Discussions with Natalie brought up the name Winterbourne. I liked it, and I feel Winterbourne Exchange feels a suitable name for the layout. I’ve updated the categories and the page for the layout, so all...


A unique and interesting idea?

  Posted by Kelly , 17 February 2012 - - - - - - · 269 views
model railways, london transport and 7 more...
Prompted by this post on rmweb I got thinking about a couple of things. Firstly in that post, it was discussed about restoring 18000 and her history. I have a fascination with the prototype and the oddball. For those who don’t know, 18000 was a gas turbine powered locomotive ordered in 1946 by the GWR...


DCC and other modern technologies…

  Posted by Kelly , 16 February 2012 - - - - - - · 152 views
model railways, london transport and 7 more...
The plan for all layout ideas is that DCC will be the plan from the start. The initial cost is higher, but the ease of wiring, and the simplicity and much better ability to operate wins it for me. Being able to control the layout with a computer running software like JMRI or similar appeals...


OO, EM or P4?

  Posted by Kelly , 16 February 2012 - - - - - - · 185 views
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When originally planning about 5-10 years ago a layout based around the Bricklayer’s Arms area of South London (an idea that might be re-visited at some point, it just became too complex an idea to ever go beyond planning for us both sadly, but the research was fun!!) we (Natalie and myself) were going to...


Slow week…

  Posted by Kelly , 15 February 2012 - - - - - - · 225 views
model railways, london transport and 7 more...
So today has been a bit of a slow week. Monday my best friend Natalie popped over and we discussed West Cromwell Road and the plans there of. We also watched on of the Model Rail DVDs (loco detailing iirc), which I found quite good, though it felt a little short, but that might just...

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