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    Member of my local model railway club, have interests in 4mm Modern Image, BR Western Region & BR Southern Region 50/60s
    Also a keen football fan and motor racing and of course real ale
    Age 69 Live in the North Midlands
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  1. Well now that the 2019 Warley, Peterborough and Manchester exhibitions are over I though it was the right time to bring to your attention the 2020 STAFFORD RAILWAY EXHIBITION PUT A DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW 1st & 2nd FEBRUARY 2020 Full details are on our website www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk/exhibition But to wet your appetite please see below. Exceptional Value at £10 admission YES £10 No Charge for accompanied Children under 16 Free Preserved bus service from Stafford station on both days Free car parking for around 2000 cars Includes show guide while stock last Layouts ADDISON PARK 3mm ALDGATE HILL & NORTON FOLGATE 3mm APPLETON JUNCTION OO AVYN-A-LLYIN OO9 BILLTON GOODS 3mm BLUISH 3mm BURDALE QUARRY O CANALSIDE IRONWORKS 9mm COLINTON P4 DACONBY TOWN 3mm DEADMANS LANE OO DUNCRIEVIE FUELLING POINT EM EFFINGHAM STREET OO/OO9 EVINGTON ST JOHNOO FARMERS DROVEN FOXHAMPTON OO FRANKLIN I/2" FRIARSGATE DEPOT OO GRAVELLY OAK N HARLYN PIER O HEWISBRIDGEOO HEYBRIDGE WHARF 3mm HOGSMEAD ON SODOR OO HOPE UNDER DINMORE EM KINLET ROAD SHED OO LINDHURST 3mm NEUBURG HO NINE MILLS N PORTWAY - WESSEX TRAINS OO ROLLESTON-ON-DOVE EM ROLVENDEN P4 ROSSISTER RISE OO SOUTH TOWN OO SMALLWOOD Oo UNDER THE CHANDELIER OO/HO UPPER CWMTWYCH N UPPINGHAM 3mm WESTCLIFF BREWERY OO WHITEACRES OO The club layout for the first time will be running BR Steam & Green Diesels WHITECROSS STREET OO WICKWAR N Traders Along Classic Lines Booklaw Brushes 4 Models C & L Finescale Country Park Models D & E Videos DC Kits Digitrains Eileens Emporium Elaines Trains Footplate Gramodels Grainge and Hodder Greenscene Grimy Times H & A Models Handbourn Cabinets Hanham Hobbies / ATP Hobby Holidays Invertrain Model Railways KS Laser Designs Loco Fleet Shop Locomotion Models NEW Made in Manchester Models NEW Megapoints Controllers MMRG Exclusives Ltd NEW Modellers Mecca N Brass Loco Nick Tozer Books Petite Properties Railroom Electronics Severn Models Scale Model Scenery NEW Shawplan Skytrex Stevenson Carriages Sweets of Yesteryear Talylln Railway (East Midlands) Ten Commandmaents The Model Tree Shop Tools 2000 Topp Trains Train - Tech TTC Diecast Wrenn Specialist Demonstrators David Wright Tony Wright 3mm Society Chris Hewitt MERG MIOG Club Stands York MRC Warley MRC Leamington and Warwick MRC Alsager MRC Sutton Coldfield MRC Macclesfield MRC Bala Lake Railway News update to follow.........
  2. Also appearing at the 2020 Model Rail Scotland Exhibition will be Camel Quay What might have been............. Camel Quay was built by the Rock Delabole Railway Company but the busy sidings also serve a small fishing fleet and small coasters carrying local china clay and coal. There is a repair shop, offices and a few marine businesses on the dock side. Hospitality The Railway Tavern receives a delivery from the brewery and the hotel has a special guest. Locals and holidaymakers buy fresh bread and cakes, stop off for afternoon tea or queue for fish and chips. Rolling Stock Representing the late 1950s THROUGH TO 1970s Locomotives are sound fitted and include M7, N Class, O2, T9, Beattie Well Tank and Class 22 diesel hydraulic. Coaching stock consists of ex-LSWR, Maunsell and push-pull sets. Open and covered china clay wagons are shunted along the quay while mixed freight trains arrive at the goods shed. Eltel
  3. Has anyone got a copy of Geoff Taylor’s book Creating Model Buildings in 4mm & 7mm ISBN 978 1 905184 79 8 i purchased a copy when first published and I believe loaned to a fellow modeller (I cant remember who) Reasonable price and postage paid for anyone who may be culling there book collection. Terry
  4. Perhaps you should go to Specsavers with the layout operators so you could read your camera/or/phone instructions on taking photographs. just a thought
  5. The main work has been has been to completely rewire the fiddle yards after re alignment of the storage tracks. When the fiddle yard was originally built (for Littleton Parkway) it was analog with lots of section switches to accommodate more than one rake per line. (now DCC this of course is not required) Further work is required in splitting the electrics even further, also the new rear fiddle yard configuration has route setting with a mimic panel showing the route you have selected. The next major project will be to do the the same for the main scenic high level area and to incorporate fully working signals, we hope to achieve this for the 2020 Exhibition at Milton Keynes. And then on to low level area as above. Whiteacreas next outing will be at our own STAFFORD Exhibition on the 1st & 2nd February 2020 which we plan to ripen late BR steam and green diesels. As is often said a Model Railway Layout is never finished. Thanks for your kind comments and interest. Eltel
  6. Likewise Stafford Railway Circles layout is now back at the clubroom and I’m back home at 22:00 after a very enjoyable weekend as one of the Whiteacreas operators A big thank you too Wakefield Model Railway Club for inviting us along. I hope we get the chance to exhibit there again in the future with another of the club or club members layouts Time for a long kip Eltel
  7. Whiteacres from Stafford Railway Circle is all packed and ready in the clubroom ready for its journey to Wakefield first thing on Friday morning. All the members stock tested and ready for great weekend at Wakefield. First time out for Whiteacres since Warley 2017 after some extensive modifications for easier running for both the operators and the viewing public. Now very much back on the exhibition circuit . Please come and say hello Terry On behalf of Whiteacres Group and Stafford Railway Circle
  8. As I understand by the time DRS contract for Nuclear Flask took place the use of barrier wagons and brake vans had ceased. On researching the above there have been barrier wagons used by DRS in some formations as reported here by RMWEB members Does any one have any photographic of a DRS Nuclear Flask train formation with either barrier wagons or barrier wagons and a brake van. Many thanks Eltel
  9. Mick Hope the exhibition goes well, unfortunately I am not going to be able to come along due other commitments. Terry
  10. Stafford Railway Circle’s club layout Whiteacres will be at the Wakefield exhibition, its first outing since the 2017 Warley Exhibition. Major work on both the fiddle yard and improvements in the electronics will have benefits on running and entertainment. We are very much looking forward to the Wakefield Exhibition exhibiting Whiteacres on its return to the exhibition circuit.
  11. Stafford Railway Circle’s club layout Whiteacres will be at the Wakefield exhibition, its first outing since the 2017 Warley Exhibition. Major work on both the fiddle yard and improvements in the electronics will have benefits on running and entertainment. We are very much looking forward to the Wakefield Exhibition exhibiting Whiteacres on its return to the exhibition circuit.
  12. I also visited the GETS on the Saturday and yes it was exceptionally busy till about 14:00 Great selection of layouts and a nice selection of trade with the exception of a specialised supplier of modelling tools etc. With any exhibition in a new venue it takes time to iron out the issues, but like Warley this is a exhibition not to miss. I speak from experience being part of the exhibition team at Stafford for over 25 years and it does take time. Actually the Stafford is larger than GETS with more quality layouts and traders to suit the RTR and the modeller, we also have ample free car parking, hot & cold food and a complimentary preserved bus service from Stafford rail station on both days Unfortunately we don’t have a bar or cash machines So if you missed out on a visit to GETS and unable to visit Warley mark the first weekend in February 2020 in your diary Full details of layouts, traders and demonstrations are on our website www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk Well done to all the Hornby Magazine team on a great exhibition. Eltel
  13. Stafford Railway Circle have two club members layouts at this new exciting exhibition.. Pete Griffiths will be there with Crimson Road a layout based on a EWS depot , a little bit different in that a main line runs past behind the depot with both passenger and freight traffic passing through. In contrast my layout Oil Drum Lane is a fictional DRD depot and refuelling facility based somewhere in the south, A large selection of all classes of DRS locomotives that have been used by DRS over the years, from class 20s an 33s to the current fleet of class 66s and class 88 and of course the class 37 workhorse. The fuelling facilities are however used by all the main operators, including occasionally the odd kettle getting a well deserved top up of water on a steam special. If space permits its is hoped that examples of a selection of Network Rail stock will be passing through Oil Drum Lane. Please do come and say hello. Pete & Terry
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