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  1. nice to meet you again, I have not posted on this forum for some time, but, decided to have a look round this morning and spotted the alert. Bridge of Orchy, now there's a story, I got it as far as the testing stage, and found out how impractical the circular boards were. I eventually scrapped it, and started again with more conventional boards, and got the track to quite an advanced stage, then I got distracted, and built a OO gauge Black country cameo, and an O-9 15” pizza layout, I shall be getting back to BoO in the near future.
  2. Hi Bod, that's going back a bit!, from what I remember I would have chamfered the edges with a wood plane, then sanded them smooth, splintering not been too much of an issue as it was all covered up in masking tape after, hope this helps. Nice project by the way
  3. Cradley heath model railway club Hi all, some of you may of seen an entry in some of the magazine events listings for an open day on the 15th of March, unfortunately, due to a rapid change of circumstances, mainly due to the club moving premises, we have had to postpone this event until further notice. Cradley heath model railway club apologies for any inconvenience caused, and hope we can get the message out before the date, please spread the word. Our next planed event is our annual exhibition on the 10th of October 2020 at Ormiston Academy Cradley heath Thanks Gary Hinson Chairman
  4. Hi all On the 06/02/2020, Cradley Heath Model Railway club were pleased to signed a lease for what will be our new club rooms. This closes a chapter for the club, but opens up a, new exciting one. Our old space was around 320 square feet, the new rooms will be 3100 square feet!. The place at the moment is a disused factory unit, and it is the clubs job to convert it into a space that will accommodate us, within the clubs capability, this means the next few months are going to be hard work. We move from cramped conditions at Cradley Heath Community Centre, which have restricted the clubs ability to grow, into these spacious premises, in the next month. To add, we also have a new bigger and more suitable venue for our show in October, I will post details of this in the exhibition section. I would like to thank my fellow committee members for their hard work on this move, David, Alison, Allan, Frank, Joe, Malcolm, and all who support the club, and have made this possible. If anyone reading this who is not a member, and wants to get involved with our club, please PM me Lets get playing trains ! Gary Hinson, Chair
  5. hi all, just to add a few snaps from the day, and to thanks everyone who exhibited or attended. The show is to be featured on the BBC Midlands addition of "Inside out" on the 21/10/19 at 19.30
  6. its about 15 mins walk from Cradley Heath and about the same from Old hill, or you could use the X10 bus from Cradley heath station, it stops right outside the venue https://nxbus.co.uk/files/NX-West-Midlands/current_timetables/2019-Timetables/1st-Sept-2019/bX10_010919.pdf
  7. yet another star layout we have the pleasure of hosting, Bicsdale, by Gwynne and John Chivers, photo courtesy of Chris Nevard ( Nevardmedia)
  8. yes with other good layouts, we have Chris Nevard with Brew Street attending, as well as the popular "Campbell quarry" by the multi award winning, multi national, multi publish mechanical genius, John Campbell !
  9. Hi all, with added scales and gauges Fair T'midlin John Collins ??? Ryburgh Nick Pallette 00 St Frazel d'Ardeche Piers Milne Nm Brew Street Chris Nevard 00 Todmorton Ed Purcell N Boston Creek Paul Challenor Awdry St Nicolas Mac Strong 00 Ballygornal Jcn. Ned Williams 0 The Falls John Eaglesfield 00-9 Farbine Road WRD Neil Woodbine 00 Bicsdale Gwynne Chivers 00 Tallerdaga mining Doug Grazier HO Campbells quarry John Campbell 16MM one of the star layouts Neil Woodbines "Farbine Road WRD"
  10. Hi again, here is a full listing of layouts attending Fair T'midlin John Collins Ryburgh Nick Pallette St Frazel d'Ardeche Piers Milne Brew Street Chris Nevard Todmorton Ed Purcell Boston Creek Paul Challenor Awdry St Nicolas Mac Strong Ballygornal Jcn. Ned Williams The Falls John Eaglesfield Farbine Road WRD Neil Woodbine Bicsdale Gwynne Chivers Tallerdaga mining Doug Grazier Campbells quarry John Campbell
  11. Cradley Heath Model railway club, present its 7th annual show. we try our best to put on a good show and we have gained the reputation of throwing up a few surprise exhibits. A full list of exhibits to follow, but we have bacon butties and CAKE!, as well as a few layouts and traders, more information to follow, watch this space
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  13. Just about to head off, to Cradley heath community centre to help convert it into a model railway show, the weather looks good for those of us on carpark duty tomorrow. Just to add, we also have a mega club pre owned sale and cake !
  14. Cradley Heath Community Centre Reddal Hill Road Cradley Heath West Midlands B64 5JG Car Park Post Code: B64 5JY Admission: Adult: £5.00 Child (Age 4-14): £2.50 Child (Under 4): Free Family (2 Adults + up to 2 Children): £11.00 No Unaccompanied Children Please Saturday 13/10/2018 opening time 10.00 LAYOUTS Campbell’s Quarry Su & Saint Paul Corscale-On-Severn Bourton Yard Arley Shropshire Minerals Light Railway Bertsdorf Long Lane WRD Illie Town Tipton Hills Gibben Quarry Waterfall Junction Pending Brettell Road Marks End Nebelhorn Holdendaze TRADERS, DEMONSTRATORS & SOCIETIES Kevin's Trains Ian's Trains P&G Models HobbyRail 12 Volts DC John Sutton Books & Models CHMRC Sales CHMRC Modelling Demonstration Dan Haines O Gauge Model Building John Campbell 16mm Narrow Gauge Display 009 Society Highlights of this years show Jim Smith Wright's Brettell Road, just a few miles from the real Brettell road as featured in Model Railway Journal 257 John Campbell's Campbell's quarry, working sand digger action Mark Dale's study of the Zittau junction station of Bertsdorf, as featured in the January 2018 addition of the Continental modeller Trev Hurley's Long Lane WRD Look forward to seeing you all
  15. Hi, just a few photos, and thanks to all who attended, good turn out and the rent paid for another year Thanks all Gary
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