DEREHAM 2018 – OUR NEW DISPLAY STAND

This idea is totally inspired by Shaun.

When Exhibiting at an Exhibition there is always some stock that is ‘in boxes’ , ‘under the layout’ or ‘out of sight’. Shaun thought it might be inspirational for visitors to actually view this stock. Based on this Shaun ordered an O Gauge display stand off Tim Horn , and a magnificent job Tim did for us, actually making it up so that we could use it at Dereham.

Below is a showcase of the display stand with Graham’s and Shaun’s Stock. I weathered most of the stock – but not all.  Will we do it again – yes, it went down very well with the public and prompted many questions.

Photo’s this time by my wife

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DEREHAM EXHIBITION 2018

Yesterday we attended this Exhibition with Moorlock Heath, it was running a different era than usual, based about 1972. Although  towards the end of the day we ran a few out of period loco’s that we had on display.  Most of the stock used was Graham’s and Shaun’s.

The Exhibition was very busy all day up until a half an hour before closure. A big thank you to Rosemary and Alan Cooper for organising this event, especially as Rosemary had  recently had a ‘new’ bionic’ knee fitted. This show has got to be one of the friendliest in the region, and Rosemary’s last words to us were —  what are you bringing next year? – great stuff!

Our layout was next to Tim Horns fantastic display of Laser Cut Baseboards, Tim was helped by Phil Eames on the day and being all members of DEMU, there was plenty of chat. Plus Graham ordered some boards! – allegedly for a Narrow Gauge Layout – Gulp!.

The following photos were all taken by Shaun who was using his new camera – great stuff.

I would like to thank Shaun, Graham and my wife for their help – they are stars.

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My wife did have a walk around photographing other layouts – with luck we will put these on a separate post.

We have several more local Exhibition invites which I will add to the Exhibition pages as soon as confirmed.  Please come along and have a chat – we all love a good natter.

 

 

OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt3)

Here  is the third batch of Loco’s used on my Garage layout. This batch is 24’s and 25’s, some are allocated and some are visitors. Again all are fitted with a tension lock at one end and detailed at the other, this is except one Class 24 that has tension locks at both ends to allow for double heading with other ‘Blue Star’ compatible Loco’s. With these Loco’s I have tried to have as many different liveries as possible – however I did note at least another four varieties.

3 x 24’s and 4 x 25’s.

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OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt2)

Here are another batch of loco’s that were used on my Garage Layout. This time they are all Bachmann, some allocated, some visitors. They were again weathered using the airbrush and powders. Please note around the time of purchase Bachmann were over oiling/greasing the gears in there loco’s, and this hindered the weathering with powder a bit.

They are 2 x 20 – 2 x 40 – 1 x 45 and 1 x 47.

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OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt 1)

Here are the Heljan Loco’s that used to run on my Garage Layout. Since I have modelled more in O Gauge the use of this layout has diminished. I have to say that its future is in doubt, although an amendment is possible rather than scrapping – we will see. I subtly weathered these Loco’s about seven years ago, using both the airbrush and weathering powders.  This batch is 3 x 26 – 1 x 27 – 1 x 17, the Bachmann loco’s will follow on another post. All have been detailed one end and have tension lock at the other.

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