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  1. Hi all; does anyone have dimensional drawings of Reddish depot? I can’t find anything online! Cheers
  2. Come and see 19 planned layouts, including Little Salkeld, featured in Railway Modeller March edition to be released later this week. Layouts covering N, OO9, ON7, O, TT, HO, S and other variants! Also a variety of traders, Tony Wright demonstration stand, free parking, light refreshments including home-made cakes. Our web page is www.ebmrs.org.uk.
  3. Event Name: EAST BEDS MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY SHOW Classification: Exhibition Address: Stratton school, Eagle Farm Road, BIGGLESWADE< Beds, SG18 8JB Day 1: 16/02/2019 Opening times Day 1: 10:00 to 16:30 Prices: Adults: £5.50Children:£3.00Seniors: £4.50Family(2+2): £14.00 Disability access: No Car parking: Yes Website: www.ebmrs.org.uk Organising body: East Beds Model Railway Society Organiser: Dick Sulch, [email protected] Disabled access to all areas except stage (second hand stall plus a couple of others - planning of positions tbc). Disabled toilet facilities, Light refreshments including home made cakes. Free car park. Just under one mile from railway station. Layouts & Displays: Re-United Biscuits (OO) A quirky broken biscuit repair factory set in the North of England Little Salkeld (N Fine) - featuring in March edition of Railway Modeller - A station in the Eden Valley set in period 1960 to 1964 Molinnis (N) - A modern day Cornish branch line Questa (American ONG) - A small town in New Mexico on the southern tip of the Rockies Passage Lane TMD (OO) - Fictitious modern day diesel depot in Eastern England Phoenix Junction (HO) - North American switching yard Bear Creek (N) - Fictitious slice of Western Canada Lindsell Town (OO) - Fictitious town about 20 miles south of Huddersfield Anzdorf (N) A small layout based somewhere in Northern Switzerland Stubbles Mill (O-16.5) - Fictitious setting in Hampshire and Wiltshire in the early 1950s Stratford Road (OO Fine) - Colchester MRC layout set in late 1960s on BR Eastern Region Grazellar Bahn (HOe) - Mariazellarbahn inspired layout set in Austria in Epoch IV (68-94) Caroline Concrete Works (7mm NG) - Layout based on Tallington works on ECML near Stamford Heybridge Wharf (3mm) - A fictitious location in Suffolk - featured in MRJ 266 Mackenzieville Yard & Glendale Yard (N) - Layout based on Westwood Junction in Schuylkill County USA Trowland (S) - M&GN branch terminus on North Norfolk Coast around 1895 Treloar Sidings (7mm) - Luton MRC layout representing Cornish Branch terminus sidings Butley Quay (OO9) -Station on the imaginary narrow gauge East Suffolk Light Railway Elmwood Yard (HO) - Fictitious switching yard to the west of Chicago, Illinois Traders & Societies: Railway Memories (DVDs) Model World GNR Society Modelling Tools UK Model Scenery Supplies Book Law Publications Elaine’s Trains Model Roads & Tramways Model Bus Federation Tony Wright Demonstration H & A Models Sandy Transport Society Leighton Buzzard NG Railway EBMRS Second hand Emporium Friends of National Railway Museum
  4. Thanks both for your comments; ah, then, the rub of the green when using a kit! But it'll do us fine for our model railway. Just to clarify, as noted in our other entry for Finchley Road station, the 'box was built by Bern Munday for the club layout, painted by him and weathered by me. I don't think Bern will trouble himself too much about the lever handles Regards!
  5. These models were built by Bern Munday for East Beds Model Railway Society for our new club layout Finchley Road St Johns Wood, with some of the painting and weathering by me. The following words from Bern describe the station models: Our two entries are of Finchley Road & Frognal station (see separate entry for the signal box) on the Hampstead Junction Railway (North London Railway) in 1959. This was a time when the NLR was run-down after the war and the models aim to reflect the neglect of the period. Because the track layout on our model does not conform precisely with the layout at Finchley Road & Frognal we have revived the old name 'Finchley Road (St John's Wood)' that the station bore when first constructed in 1860. It was renamed Finchley Road & Frognal in 1880. All models are 4mm to 1 foot scale and based on photographs sourced from various books and publications, Holborn Library and, in the case of aerial photographs, from English Heritage. Archive mapping came from Ordnance Survey. The original buildings have long been swept away, being replaced by a 'concrete shed' at street level. The main station building and the platform waiting rooms are scratchbuilt from plasticard. Window frames and doors are scratchbuilt from microstrip and various thicknesses of plastic sheet to match the prototype. The working colour light signals are from Eckon but with the bracket modified to suit the location. Building and platform signage is by Trackside Signs. The platform awnings are also scratchbuilt, predominantly from brass, but with some plasticard detailing. The support posts are from varying sizes of brass tube, brackets are from the Scale Link range and the valancing is from Muswell Models. The hanging lamps are built by cutting the pin off a drawing pin, drilling a hole in the centre of the resulting disc and inserting a lacemakers pin to represent the bulb and support conduit. The roofs have the correct 3.6° slope front to back. In addition, Bern has built a representation of the cutting that existed between the station and Hampstead tunnel, including the rather large supporting girders. The cutting has been built on a curve to suit the layout. The girders were designed and 3D printed specially with help from Robert Fryers of the club, and I've included a picture here to give a sense of the approach to the station from the east. The layout is still in development, with work currently focused on laying track in the fiddle yard and working on the electrics concurrently. We hope to have the layout ready for exhibiting in "not too many years" - look out for it at our own show, and we already have an early invitation for it to appear at the Chilterns show when ready. Occasional updates can be found at www.ebmrs.org.uk. I hope you find the project as interesting as we have! Alan, Chairman EBMRS The first two pictures show the Finchley Road station entrance, The following 4 pictures show views of the rear of the station, the steps to platform levels and then a view with the platform buildings and canopies set up, the 4th picture showing it all temporarily in place on the baseboards at our show this year. The platform buildings: the first picture here being a good close-up before painting. The second picture - Up platform - was taken in late afternoon sunshine! Picture 3 is the Down platform. The Hampstead tunnel cutting, looking toward the station.
  6. Our two entries are of Finchley Road & Frognal station on the Hampstead Junction Railway (North London Railway) in 1959. This was a time when the NLR was run-down after the war and the models aim to reflect the neglect of the period. Because the track layout on our model does not conform precisely with the layout at Finchley Road & Frognal we have revived the old name 'Finchley Road (St John's Wood)' that the station bore when first constructed in 1860. It was renamed Finchley Road & Frognal in 1880. All models are 4mm to 1 foot scale and based on photographs sourced from various books and publications, Holborn Library and, in the case of aerial photographs, from English Heritage. Archive mapping came from Ordnance Survey. The signal box is a standard LNWR Type 4 box. The upper parts are from a Churchward Models etched brass kit. However, I didn't like the cast resin base that came with the kit and replaced it with one scratch-built from plasticard. A Springside Models interior detailing kit and some fire buckets finish the whole thing off.
  7. My apologies if I missed it among all the posts, but are entries to be posted as a new forum topic? Thanks!
  8. Hi all, sorry for the delayed updates - I have been through redundancy & subsequent retirement and dealing with life, not the least now becoming Chairman of the East Beds MRS! I have also started 2 additional layouts as test-beds for Hackney, Begborough (BR Blue OO) and Madford (N Gauge LMS 1930s in principle). Hackney has been progressing slowly - fiddle yard track (Peco code 75) is now laid but needs gapping at board ends, and wiring needs to start. I have started building C&L points for the scenic section and laying in some blockwork for the scenery. As for that, I stated this will blur the geography of the area and some will be pure invention to purely please my wants. So, I have arranged for the eastern end scenic break to be the Cambridge line bridge south of Hackney Downs station. Hackney (Central) is being moved westwards a few yards to have platforms poking out under the bridge. I shall include an element of Cottrill Road and Spurstowe Terrace which were adjacent on the north side of the line. Centrally I will include parts of Navarino Road and the 9 house backs for Navarino Grove. Between there and the Cambridge line I am including a nod to the real allotments, but inventing the rest of that space because of how I have changed the railway environment, principally reversing the coal yard (inspired by Kensington High Street and Walworth Road coal drops) and including some industrial buildings (eg from Stoke Newington) as a backdrop. The other side of Navarino Road is pure invention, though I am retaining the actual road names of Greenwood Road and Fasset Road. This area will have a tube station building (Arnos Grove), a small bus station and a cinema (Letchworth), with other commercial buildings. One example will be based upon Shoe Rebuilders of Stratford. Period of operation will be circa 1959. All sorts of steam, early diesels and a fabricated timetable that will include boat trains using St Pancras, and a triangular service between North Woolwich, Palace Gates and Ally Pally (via Canonbury/Finsbury). I hope to build some electric units - 501s and Oerlikons - for an erstwhile Poplar service. There is many years work to be done.........
  9. Crikey it has been a long time since I even signed into RMWeb!!! Apols to anyone interested in seeing updates. In the main I have been tidying the baseboards, joining, levelling, laying cork and painting the baseboard tops. Some track is now being laid. This is Peco in the off-scene parts, and C&L in the scenic - except the C&L track moulds are currently broken before I've purchased any! I'm hoping they will be fixed before the Warley show. I shall be aiming to upload an image shortly, showing the Dalston end of the fiddle yard
  10. Howdy do all. The Historical Model Railway Society has a range of original drawings from Metropolitan Cammell, and I believe a number of modellers have picked up on these with at least one proposing to go to London Road to discuss - but whether that has taken place I don't know. That was inferred in one of the other Oerlikon threads here on RMWeb, but I've been a bit out of touch with the subject recently. PS Charlie - I've pre-ordered the book - looking forward to it!
  11. Latest view of the shed in the gallery....
  12. Excellent Bob, thanks. Interesting about the Hymek, as I know the Western steam locos were not allowed on the North London. Especially like the Black 5 on the troop train - first I've heard of that, despite seeing records of Battle of Britain locos on such.
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