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  1. A number of tutorial videos have now been downloaded on our YouTube channel. Topics include, 3D printing, laser cutting, building a PCB, resin casting and much more. Please feel free to browse and comment: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4eItEY8bcGpEXRGBNedvlg
  2. Please find below a link to a video from one of our live sessions held at Virtual Railex 2021. The video details the experiences of one of our members in joining our Club. I commend it to anyone considering joining a model railway club. https://youtu.be/hOw5tExsY8o
  3. There is more to see on my blog:
  4. Here are some shots of the finished bridge structures.
  5. Here are some photographs of the finished main station building.
  6. A relatively busy afternoon at Romford Station. A West Ham fan buys his paper before he sets off for the match. A number 87 bus approaches the traffic lights on its way to Harold Hill. Above, a class 307 EMU is about to depart for a service to Southend.
  7. Many thanks for your comments. We will be putting the "how to" pdfs on the R&D MRC website http://www.rdmrc.org.uk/ and the tutorial videos on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4eItEY8bcGpEXRGBNedvlg
  8. Virtual Railex 2021 Model Rail Exhibition is now open. Live sessions will commence at 11am. To access the exhibition, go to www.railex.org.uk.
  9. There are only three days until Railex 2021 Virtual Model Railway Exhibition. In the background, compilation of the website, is progressing well and will be published on 29th May. The website will contain links to details and videos of 21 layouts in 2mm, 4mm, HO, HOn3, EM, P4 and 7mm scales, some of which can not be seen on the exhibition circuit. Live sessions will commence at 11am and cover such topics as layouts, track, rolling stock and road vehicle construction and something for new and returning modellers. Members of R&DMRC have also produced a range of videos, slide shows and articles demonstrating some techniques and step by step guides that will hopefully be useful in your modelling challenges. With extensive links to modelling examples, traders, model railway societies and local railway attractions, Virtual Railex 2021 should not be missed by the experienced modeller and those new to the hobby. A programme of events can now be downloaded from www.railex.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you on the day.
  10. The original batch came from The Daylight Company, others (cheaper copies) came from Craftlight.co.uk, however the version we use with fluorescent tubes are no longer available. There was an LED version available from Hobbycraft but we have not tested its light output and it does not seem to be on the website now. In theory the light output is lower but it could be more directional. I hope this is of help.
  11. A programme of events and attractions for Virtual Railex 2021 can now be downloaded from the Railex website: http://www.railex.org.uk/ We look forward to seeing you on 29th May 2021.
  12. Please find below a link to a YouTube video presenting our Virtual Model Railway Exhibition on 29th May 2021:
  13. We are currently putting the web pages together. The website will be active a week of so prior to the exhibition.
  14. The latest post on the Facebook page includes some photographs of the layouts that will be featured in our forthcoming Virtual Railex. Unfortunately, RMWeb only allows a maximum of 10Mb of uploaded images. Here are some to whet your appetite. Photos courtesy of: Ian Morgan, Tony Wright and Pete King. More details on our Facebook page
  15. More details on Virtual Railex exhibition can be found on the Risborough & District Model Railway Club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Risborough-District-Model-Railway-Club-103436715224270
  16. Risborough & District Model Railway Club present: VIRTUAL RAILEX Annual exhibition - Outstanding Layouts, Quality Manufacturers, Trade & Demos. All in one Virtual Exhibition Date: Saturday, 29th May 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m (Live Events). See many of the layouts that were scheduled to come to Railex in 2020 and 2021: Kensington Addison Rd, Lighterman’s Yard, Love Lane, Old Parrock, Kyle of Lochalsh, Aylesbury LNWR, Freshwater, Modbury, Thorne Yard, Beijiao, Grindley Brook & Pottendorf. As well as some of the club member’s home layouts that never visit the exhibition circuit, including High Wycombe & Padfracombe (O gauge garden railway) and a section devoted to those new to the hobby. Entry to the exhibition on the day will be via the Railex website: http://railex.org.uk/ Railex 2021 Virtual Exhibition Flyer.pdf
  17. RAILEX 2021 (VIRTUAL EXHIBITION) Organised by the Risborough & District Model Railway Club. See many of the layouts that were scheduled to come to Railex in 2020 and 2021: Kensington Addison Rd, Lighterman’s Yard, Love Lane, Old Parrock, Kyle of Lochalsh, Freshwater, Modbury, Thorne Yard, Beijiao, Grindley Brook & Pottendorf. The exhibition will also feature presentations and some of the club member’s home layouts that never visit the exhibition circuit, including High Wycombe & Padfracombe (O gauge garden railway) and a section devoted to those new to the hobby. Access to the show will be via railex.org.uk For more details: http://www.rdmrc.org.uk/ Railex 2021 Exhibition Flyer.pdf
  18. The video kindly produced by BRM of Aylesbury is available to view on the Risborough & District MRC YouTube page:
  19. Too small to make a significant difference.
  20. This EFE bus was bought second hand for £10. Whilst being a reasonably accurate representation, the gloss finish looked hideous. The first job was to dismantle it entirely. The model is held together with three rivets. The front two rivets were removed by melting the plastic heads with a soldering iron. The rear rivet was drilled out, taking care not to remove too much material as the platform would be damaged. The interior seating was painted and hand painted Preiser figures added. I replaced the grab rail on the platform with 0.9mm brass wire, as the EFE rail was too large. I also fitted brass wire handrails to the platform entrance. With the interior complete, I sprayed the body with Halfords Grey primer followed by Tamiya Matt Red for the exterior and Precision Paints Cream for the upper deck ceiling. Fox transfers and flush glazing to the front, costing an eye watering £30 were added. I also replaced the rear lower deck window with Perspex, as the EFE glazing spoiled the view of the platform. The final touch was the rear-view mirror (Plasticard, kitchen foil and brass wire) and front indicators (Plasticard). The only task left is some minor weathering.
  21. I note that the Class 306 etched sides are no longer on the Mousa website. Does this mean that they are no longer produced or is this just a temporary suspension?
  22. I've been trying to find a solution to creating a standard concrete type BR station lamp for some time. I have now managed to create one by dissecting and re-wiring a Woodland Scenics model. The new lamp shade was made from brass wire, the trim of a plastic takeaway carton with Fox transfer lettering applied.
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