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  • Northworthy goes South


    Visitors to exhibitions around the east Midlands may be familiar with ‘Northworthy’, an OO gauge LMS layout based on an imaginary location somewhere in Derbyshire. The original owner has now embarked on a new project, and as I fancied having an exhibition-standard layout suitable to take to shows, procured Northworthy and set about making some changes to reflect my interest in 1960’s Southern steam and EMU’s. This mainly involved introducing Southern stock and re-wiring for DCC, and hopefully at some point I will add a third rail to add a touch of authenticity when running the EMU’s.

     

    Its first outing with green trains was at the Mickleover show in 2019, and it has a couple of bookings for 2020 already but is open to other invitations.  Based in Derby but happy to consider anywhere in UK, and possibly Northern France as well – we like an adventure! It fits neatly in my Rover 75 and I can run it solo, so expenses are modest. When set up is about 13’6” by 2’. All I need from there is one mains socket and a nearby supply of coffee.

     

    If you think this might be of interest for your show, PM me and let’s discuss

     

     

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    23 hours ago, andyram said:

    ..... I think they may have originated from a certain model shop......

    Indeed, mostly the stock came from A2B at Matlock Bath. It's a great little shop. You should check it out......

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    4 hours ago, Mike Bellamy said:

    The often misquoted words of Mandy Rice-Davies come to mind . . . . . . :D

     

    Mike

     

    Spoken like a Trip Advisor blogger who has never visited the places they moan about. :jester:

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    6 hours ago, Philip D said:

    Indeed, mostly the stock came from A2B at Matlock Bath. It's a great little shop. You should check it out......

     

    I heard it was a nice shop, but the owner is a bit of a tv mute!

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    On 09/01/2020 at 23:41, andyram said:

     

    I heard it was a nice shop, but the owner is a bit of a tv mute!

    At least no-one can accuse you of telling awful jokes on TV. A nicely restrained performance on GMRC IMHO

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    10 hours ago, Philip D said:

    At least no-one can accuse you of telling awful jokes on TV. A nicely restrained performance on GMRC IMHO

     

    I was going for silent and mysterious!

     

    Either that or some of the delectable runners decided I had a face for radio!!

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    On 17/02/2020 at 13:15, RedgateModels said:

    Looking forward to seeing this at the Mansfield Show 7th & 8th March 2020 :Shameless Plug:

    Looking forward to seeing you there!  Meanwhile 'Northworthy' really is going south - to the Tenterden show this coming weekend

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