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York Road – Underground modelling 35 years on

I recently retrieved the cardboard placeholder model of York Road tube station from Keen House, prior to going on holiday in Cornwall. This has enabled me to make a good start on the definitive building. Unbelievably it is approximately 35 years since I made the original Caledonian Road station. I always like to use a …read more.

Jul 25, 2020

Lynton and Barnstable – an embryonic “OO8” project

I have always had a soft spot for the Lynton & Barnstable railway: a narrow gauge railway but with standard gauge style. Over the last couple of years we have holidayed a few times in North Devon, visited the area and, of course, the preserved railway itself. A grand little line, that is becoming a …read more.

May 22, 2020

The Etymology of Copenhagen Fields – Part 1

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

A Tale of Two Signal Boxes in 2mm Scale for Copenhagen Fields

The Model Railway Club’s 2FS “Copenhagen Fields” layout requires no less than six signal boxes. Some years ago I made one of them, “Belle Isle Up” [ “BIU” ], and I was asked to then build its opposite number “Belle Isle Down” [ “BID” ]. Well, what with one thing and another proper 2mm modelling …read more.

May 7, 2020

Cory Wagons – for Copenhagen Fields

Taking a break from building Goods and Mineral junction Signal Box for Copenhagen Fields, in times of crisis somehow wagons seem to spring to life almost of their own volition: these are four new private owners in a very part-built state, bodies more or less done but merely propped up on the under-carts in the …read more.

Apr 17, 2020

Copenhagen Fields getting ready for a photo shoot

The layout continues to develop, and its a good time for an update in one of the magazines, so we’ve got a photo shoot coming up this Friday 21st Feb which is a n added incentive to get some details completed. Before that we’ve got a running session on the Thursday evening from 7-9 – …read more.

Feb 15, 2020

Copenhagen Fields wins at Fareham

Fareham exhibition had a couple of interesting firsts for CF.  We had the fastest set up ever – within three hours – because if constraints of hall access.  A major plus for the team who worked incredibly well together.  Our take down & loading was also very efficient, only being marred by a fault on …read more.

Oct 15, 2019

Copenhagen Fields: Adding the Midland Railway Roundhouse

A prominent landmark in Kings Cross GY was the roundhouse, originally made for the Midland Railway. This was demolished in 1931, but it has always been in the plan to include it on the layout. It would sit behind the ‘elbow’ on York Way where there is quite an awkward patch of ground. There was …read more.

Apr 22, 2019

Copenhagen Fields Update March 2019

We had a good show at Basingstoke, although our sanity was sorely tried by a closeby O gauge diesel depot with loud DCC sound that closely mimicked purgatory. Our re-wire was 100% successful, so that’ll be good for another 35 years: this is entirely down to the hard work and clear thinking of Rob Stewart. …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

Electrical surgery for Copenhagen Fields

Whilst there was a wedding and some footy on TV, our crack crew of electricians were at Keen House, continuing the rewiring of the layout.   The lines are now all working correctly and the new loop on the Down Main is live and running (track will need a bit of fettling). The end of the …read more.

May 20, 2018

Mons Meg

  After a month in the paint shops we now have an ex-works engine, called “Mons Meg”.   This engine was named after the medieval cannon resident in Edinburgh Castle and the engine, when new, visited King’s Cross a few times – it should look at home on Copenhagen Fields.   There are a few …read more.

Apr 23, 2018

Copenhagen Fields – November 2017

Space is always tight in our lower layouts hall, but we’ve got a few weeks available to have the whole layout up, which gives us the chance to carry out some of the more major projects on track and wiring. We have had an incredibly productive day today with both new fast line loops completed …read more.

Nov 24, 2017

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