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  1. Just an update on the class 165/0 conversions. Photos are attached of 165004 2 car in NSE livery arriving at Silverbury, the club layout of South West Herts MRS. Visible are the hopper windows made from decals and just visible is the tripcock beam. The destination blind reads 'Silverbury'. The 165/0 is in the company of a Railtrack 121 and a Chiltern 168 unit. The layout is available for exhibition bookings - contact me for details. Also included is a photo of the 165/0 2 car in Chiltern Railways (post 2003) livery with the roof modified after conversion to air conditioning. This has now been progressed with the chassis and lighting installed and is having decals added.
  2. The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 39th Annual Model Railway exhibition which will be held in Watford on 11th May 2019. Over 20 quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day. Many scales and locations will be represented from the tiny Z gauge to O gauge. A special appearance will be from ‘EALING ROAD’ – a layout from the Channel 5 TV series - The Great Model Railway Challenge. There will be something for the whole family including the opportunity to drive model trains and purchase those essential items for your own collection. 14 traders and preservation societies also invited More details Saturday 11th May 2019 Venue: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Open: 10.00 – 16.30 Admission: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 Accompanied children under 15 – up to 2 free with each adult Amenities: Refreshments, Free parking, wheelchair access throughout More information on www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk
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    The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 39th Annual Model Railway exhibition which will be held in Watford on 11th May 2019. Over 20 quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day. Many scales and locations will be represented from the tiny Z gauge to O gauge. A special appearance will be from ‘EALING ROAD’ – a layout from the Channel 5 TV series - The Great Model Railway Challenge. There will be something for the whole family including the opportunity to drive model trains and purchase those essential items for your own collection. 14 traders and preservation societies also invited More details Saturday 11th May 2019 Venue: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Open: 10.00 – 16.30 Admission: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 Accompanied children under 15 – up to 2 free with each adult Amenities: Refreshments, Free parking, wheelchair access throughout. More information and layout/trader list on www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk Photo – Ealing Road. Courtesy of Knickerbockerglory TV
  4. See ukmodelshops website or club website for list of layouts
  5. Event Name: Watford Model Railway Exhibition Classification: Exhibition Address: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Day 1: 12 May 2018 Opening times Day 1: 10.00-16.30 Day 2: 12 May2018 Opening times Day 2: 10.00-16.30 Prices: Adult £6Child £32 children free per adult Disability access: Yes Car parking: Yes Website: www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk Organising body: South West Herts Model Railway Society Organiser: John [email protected] 873729 The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 38th Annual Model Railway exhibition which will be held in Watford on 12th May 2018. Over 20 quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day. Many scales and locations will be represented from the tiny Z gauge to O gauge. There will be something for the whole family including the opportunity to drive model trains and purchase those essential items for your own collection. 14 traders and preservation societies also invited.
  6. The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 38th Annual Model Railway exhibition which will be held in Watford on 12th May 2018. Over 20 quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day. Many scales and locations will be represented from the tiny Z gauge to G gauge. 14 traders and preservation societies also invited More details Saturday 12th May 2018 Venue: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Open: 10.00 – 16.30 Admission: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 Accompanied children under 15 – up to 2 free with each adult Amenities: Refreshments, Free parking, wheelchair access throughout More information on www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk
  7. Matt I have converted a Bachmann class 166 in NSE livery to a NSE Chiltern lines NSE livery class 165. This required creating transfers for the hopper windows and the additional window in the standard class saloon. My club (SWHMRS) has a modern image Chiltern lines layout and I am now researching converting the Bachmann units to make a 2 car and a 3 car Chiltern Railways unit. This will need modification of window arrangements from the base Bachmann class 166. Is this the sort of thing you plan to do? Would you like a photo of the NSE 165? Cheers Tug60069
  8. As the originator of this thread I guess I should provide an update. Having established that the Foxfield Bagnall is much smaller than the Hornby Bagnall I looked at the various images of larger Bagnall products and decided that a hybrid of a cut down Hornby model on a Hornby Sentinel DM chassis might work. Then I got side tracked onto a Ruston 48DS... See below I'll start a separate post on this under 'Small shunters' Meanwhile here's how the modified Sentinel chassis turned out. Much of the blue moulding of the cab floor was cut away to footplate level The Bagnall cab and bonnet were reduced in height and checked on the chassis. The bonnet also had to be shortened and rebuilt with a taper towards the top. The radiator end still needs cutting down to the profile of the bonnet in these photos which show the cab and bonnet loosely in place. I think it's starting to look convincing. At my rate of modelling it should be ready for Christmas!
  9. A big thank you to all the exhibitors, traders, members and visiting helpers that made the exhibition a success. Thanks also to the modellers and public who attended - we received many positive comments. The exhibition aims to ensure that a number of the layouts have been covered in the national magazines and this year was no different, so we hope visitors enjoyed seeing 'in the flesh' some of the layouts that they have seen on paper.
  10. Event Name: Watford Model Railway Exhibition Classification: Exhibition Address: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Day 1: 6/5/17 Opening times Day 1: 10.00 to 16.30 Day 2: 6/5/17 Opening times Day 2: 10.00 to 16.30 Prices: : Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 Accompanied children under 15 – up to 2 free with each adult Disability access: Yes Car parking: Yes Website: www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk Organising body: South West Herts Model Railway Society Organiser: John Davy01707873729 The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 37th Annual Model Railway exhibition will be held in Watford on 6th May 2017. Over 20 top quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day. Many scales and locations will be represented from the tiny Z gauge to O gauge. There will be something for the whole family including the opportunity to drive model trains and purchase those essential items for your own collection. Saturday 6th May 2017 Venue: Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TY Open: 10.00 – 16.30 Admission: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 Accompanied children under 15 – up to 2 free with each adult Amenities: Refreshments, Free parking, wheelchair access throughout
  11. South West Herts MRS presents its annual model railway exhibition at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey Watford WD23 2TY on 6th May 2017 A variety of scales and gauges from Z to O. Over 20 layouts. Trade support, refreshments, free parking, wheelchair access throughout. See www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk for list of layouts and traders.
  12. Thanks CAT Just returned from venue. Several very good layouts set up and 4 traders. Looking forward to a great show tomorrow.
  13. Just got back from venue. Early arrivers are all set up. Heard the DCC sound on the Italian HO locos - fantastic. The O gauge Harpenden East is impressive and Lorydale OO is a very smart branchline. Looking forward to tomorrow.
  14. Just bumped this topic as it's only 3 days away. One late announcement is the withdrawal of High Peak due to damage in storage. It will be replaced by Springfield Street Yard, a HO American switching layout based near Chicago in the 1970s-90s. 23 layouts and plenty of trade support. See website southwesthertsmrs.org.uk or UK Modelshops website for details
  15. For those readers a little further south than Derby there is the exhibition at Watford on 7th May. See southwesthertsmrs.org.uk
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