The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
Introduction For a number of years, I have contemplated building a railway in my back garden so that I could run by small collection of Gauge 1 and G scale models. I undertook a lot of planning work on the CAD programme on my computer. Some of the ideas were unnecessarily complicated, but I eventually …read more.May 18, 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
Or: fixing a factory shortcut The subject: Roco’s recent H0 model of the S160, which was a utility locomotive ordered by the United States Army Transportation Corps (USATC, set up in 1942) in preparation for the invasion of Europe as the second world war progressed. The model meets the high standards currently expected in the …read more.Sep 12, 2020
This really started when Ben was visiting me and the issue was raised of my set of 20 bogie hopper wagons that have only two running numbers. We jointly decided that it would be easier to replace the group of inscriptions on 3 lines (DB/wagon number/wagon designation) as a block, rather than try to replace …read more.Jun 7, 2020
Putnam will not be running during the Club’s Open Day on November 20th. The lower hall will be given over to the Club’s wonderful Copenhagen Fields layout, which is a good reason in itself to come along on Sunday. Several members of the Putnam group will be present on the day, helping out in various …read more.Nov 13, 2016
Following Putnam’s last showing at the London Festival of Railway Modelling in March, work has commenced on expanding the side of the layout away from public view. The storage sidings, now shared with the clubs a-building modern image OO gauge layout Ingatestone, are being increased from 8 to 13 lines. The Club’s carpentry whizz has …read more.Oct 19, 2016