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Ingatestone’s May Update

New member Phil joined us on Monday for the working day on Ingatestone 00. We put him to work to help paint the platform supports that Mo had made at home. Liz also popped in to see progress and is admiring Mo’s model of the cricket club house. The 00 group is in most mondays between 11:00 …read more.

May 20, 2017

Ingatestone’s April update

Ingatestone 00  is our demonstration layout on Thursday 20 April in the lower hall, and  we hope to put up the four front scenic boards to help check for shorts and running.  The Monday session was most productive, Mo and Tom put higher ends on the boards  to protect all that “knitting” aka OHLE as …read more.

Apr 12, 2017

The real world moves on

  I took a trip down to Ingatestone station this Sunday arfternoon  to update myself and the team on the referbishment work carried out – although we have to draw a line on when we close our time period  for the  layout.  We had said 2014 to 2016 but its a hard call.   The first …read more.

Mar 14, 2017

New improved Test Tracks in use.

The new outer ring 00 test track’s proved most useful to the guys from “Ingatestone” 00 as they combined their fleet of container wagons into a 1/2  prototypical length  intermodal train as seen on the GE route from Felixstowe into London.  We hope to run trains of this size on the layout with class 66, 70, 86 & 90’s …read more.

Oct 9, 2016

Ingatestone’s September running day

Last Thursday Ingatestone had a demo / running night so we all brought some stock in to run on the two big end boards. Chris had his class 90 – a work in progress upgrade from the Hornby original whilst James had the old “One Anglia” livery version ‘out of the box’ so we could …read more.

Sep 24, 2016

Ballasting on Ingatestone

I still get a bit of a buzz when the postman has a parcel for me and yesterday I took delivery of two laser cut kits from Lazor Works. With  some adaption these should make a fair model of the signal box at Ingatestone. Mo has been busy at home working more traditionally on the …read more.

Sep 18, 2016

Ingatestone’s back from its holidays

The summer is often a down time for modellers, as family holidays, the gardening and BBQ’s take over. But we have been continuing with work on Ingatestone mostly on Board 6 (the big corner board that goes into the fiddle yard) with what in the photo looks like a complicated amount of wire and points is …read more.

Sep 7, 2016

Ingatestone headlines at The MRC Open House !

Ingatestone had it’s first official display yesterday at Keen House. Receiving many positive comments and considerable interest, we ran our first official train round the layout, powered by Dapol’s forthcoming Class 68 locomotive. Below are pictures of the banner being broken by the first train,together with some other shots taken by the Ingatestone crew!  We …read more.

May 9, 2016

A point for Ingatestone

The track plan for Ingatestone is relatively simple, at least on the scenic part. However there are two points required and the requirement was for a “B7”. Here’s a quick guide to how it was built – you can try yourself at one of our Track Building skills transfer day. Although the key to building a …read more.

May 7, 2016

Class 68 Launch for Ingatestone

It is only fitting that the MRC’s new OO layout  Ingatestone is opened by the latest in 4mm Locomotives. Join us from 11am on Sunday 8th May when Dapol’s brand new Class 68 will break the tape to open our new 21st Century mainline layout. 

May 6, 2016

Ingatestone gets ready for open house !

  Great progress has been made on Ingatestone since the last appearance at Ally Pally last month. We are now attached to our joint fiddle yard. We have run the main track power bus along the remaining front boards 1,2 and 3 and added jumper connections between the boards. The foam sub-base for the landscaping …read more.

Apr 26, 2016

Ingatestone goes to the Palace !

A very successful weekend for Ingatestone at the London Festival Of Railway Modelling held last weekend at Alexandra Palace. After the safe delivery of the three boards (numbers 4 to 6), the “in progress” demo drew a lot of attention and positive comment from the show-goers. Over the weekend, all of the group took their …read more.

Mar 22, 2016

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