The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
Or how I got a new set of legs without surgery… Legs, I like ‘em – apart from the ones I originally designed for Sarum Road (based on an upturned wine glass – now there’s a surprise). I was never happy with them and after two or three years of cogitation decided that aluminium angle …read more.Jul 16, 2020
You can go back to the beginning of this series and see the previous instalments here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 This was going to have been an article on the traverser but it started getting difficult and so whilst cogitating on how to build the thing, I decided on building the power box. However, …read more.Jun 11, 2020
You can go back to the beginning of this series and see the previous instalments here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Each section of rail, irrespective of fishplates, etc, has its own wire droppers soldered to the underside of the rail to ensure electrical continuity. The rail sides were chemically darkened using gun blue before …read more.Jun 4, 2020
First Assembly The boards went together without any major problems except one – I should have allowed an extra 1/8″ to for tidying up the edges of the board tops and in two cases I had to swap the tops for backscenes – more of them later. Also, I had forgotten to drill the holes …read more.May 28, 2020
In the late 1980s, the success of the Network SouthEast sector, led by Chris Green, brought about an upsurge in the number of commuters on the railways. On the former Southern Region third rail lines into London, four car Class 455 EMUs had been plying the rails since 1982. Operations were normally conducted with 8 …read more.May 25, 2020
“Sarum Road” is a model of part of a locomotive depot set in the year 1956 in South London. The yard is small but busy, with a selection of Southern and BR types, as well as occasional LMS and NE locos that have crossed the Thames on transfer services. On the viaduct is a shuttle …read more.May 14, 2020
Some members may remember me bringing along my O gauge Bulleid Light Pacific (34019 ‘Bideford’) into the Club some months ago and running it on the test tracks. She is the pride of my fleet, being built from a Martin Finney kit by notable loco builder John Edwards and painted by Ian Rathbone a few …read more.May 10, 2020