The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
The Handyside cast iron columns for the cart road canopy at the new potato market were originally 3D printed by Tom Everitt. These were then used as patterns for CoCr castings – that is the particularly tough alloy that partial dentures and artificial hips are made of. Locating them was going to be a bit …read more.May 3, 2021
The Potato Market cart road canopies in the KX Goods Yard have been progressing, albeit a little slowly. The frontage is quite tricky in the way it interacts with the warehouse behind. Nothing is simple on Copenhagen Fields A jig has been invaluable for assembling the roof, which consists of a remarkably complex set of …read more.Apr 9, 2021
I have not been entirely idle since my last post, although I am not sure whether what I have been doing counts as productive. My scrap/gloat boxes get bigger and bigger, and I felt I just had to take some of the old junk and sort it out. Charitably, one might call it “upcycling”. Uncharitably….. …read more.Dec 25, 2020
This article was first published in Bulletin 423 – available to download in the members’ section of the website. The observant amongst you will have noticed that there are many shops, factories and vehicles on Copenhagen Fields, some of which carry names. Quite a few of you will realise that many of these names have …read more.May 9, 2020
I am in the middle of constructing a small shunting yard, based on the outskirts of Brighton during in the late 1950s to early 1960s period. Because the whole scenic area is just 8ft x 2ft most buildings on the layout have to be of the low-relief type. At the far end of the layout …read more.May 4, 2020
Work continues on the Loco erection building for Bow Junction. As you can see from the photo I have screwed the 4 sides of the building together so that I can start building the roof , which is designed so that it can be lifted off. I have placed the piece of foam board so …read more.Apr 28, 2020
I’ve been working on the buildings for Bow Junction. I have built a foam board mock up of Bow Station building which will help us design the final model. I am at the moment making plastikard sections of the classical mouldings that adorn the building , with a view to having them cast in resin. …read more.Apr 13, 2020