Next Project underway

This project will be a joint project with my friend Ian. It will be a Terminus Station based in the transition period, roughly 1955-1965.

The baseboards are now made and are formed of three Grainge a Hodder laser cut boards. Two boards are permanently joined together and for 6′ x 16″ Scenic board, the other 3′ x 16″ board will form a separate detachable fiddle yard.

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Four OO Diesels weathered

I have had these Loco’s since May this year – they were brought over from Australia by my mate Graham. Although I was under no pressure to get them done, sadly I let them drag a bit. Anyway here they are, awaiting onward shipment to Australia.

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Straight forward renumber and medium weather and detail.

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Light weathering and further detailing after a complete repaint by someone else.

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Weather and detail standard Bachmann Loco – word of warning here – this loco did not like the ‘wash and wipe’ method, and when wiping some of the tampo print lifted. I had to buy a complete set of transfers to make the repair.  This is the first Bachmann Loco I have ever had this problem with! Note this Loco does not have the usual nose aerial.

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Straight forward light weathering and detail.

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Our Syndicate buys ‘EBRIDGE MILL’

It is with Great pleasure that I announce that our small group ‘Norfolk Model Railway Syndicate’ have purchased EBRIDGE MILL from Mr Graham Tandy.

We have purchased the layout complete – but with no stock. We felt that such an iconic Layout had to be saved so that all enthusiasts can continue to view it at local Exhibitions.

Our Group is made up of:-

Graham Minshull – Shaun Harvey – John Barnes  – Kelvin Barnes. with additional help from – Audrey Barnes.

We will be exhibiting it at least twice next year and we will look for further appearances in 2021.

We intend to make a few very minor changes – but the essence of  what Graham T has created will be maintained. It is our intension to run various eras from 1955 through to 1985.

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Contact can be made through this site or Shaun Harvey’s site.

Copsey at Bressingham Exhibition.

Sunday was the last of three visits to Bressingham for Exhibitions this year – we will be back next year for at least two shows, the Garden Railway Show and the usual Model Railway Day.

This year we took Copsey, only its second Show on the circuit. My Son John had to work but we were helped by an old friend, Barry Aldous (Bazza)  who shared the operating.

The Exhibition was very busy from the start and there was a great mix of eras and gauges on show. The photos below were taken by my wife and Shaun.

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The Move from OO to O Gauge

To show my commitment to move from OO to O Gauge here is a photo of the same Class 26 Loco in both gauges.

I spent most of yesterday adding the full yellow front on the O gauge Model, hand brushed two undercoats and four topcoats. The model was then detailed and numbered as D5335, the only Loco I can find in this Class  with a warning panel like this.

After finishing I put the OO Class 26 on Ebay. Here are some photo’s of the Loco’s for the one and only time!!!!

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Copsey debuts at Sudbury Charity Event – Blue Era

Here is our second Era at the Sudbury Charity Event – Stock and some road vehicles changed from the ‘Anglia 2004’ running session.

I hope both sets of photo’s show how a very simple layout with only two ‘Insulfrog’ 3 way points can be used to run varied and interesting stock.

Photo’s by Shaun

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