London Transport is the reason the O Gauge layout Dark Lane was Built – I just wanted something a bit different. It was also decided to use DCC Sound in all Locos – four Ex GWR panniers.
Recently our group split and we all went our separate ways. Ebridge was owned by us all and it has now been sold to another friend. Ebridge was made by Mike and Graham and did many exhibitions including Warley – I am not sure whether it will remain on the exhibition circuit.
This is my O Gauge Layout ‘Mission Road’ – the views are thro’ and over the top of the bridge. The layout only has two points and the fiddle yard is a three option sector plate. Total size 6′ x 2′ and holds about 12 – 15 Locos depending on size.
Here are a few photos I took of my O gauge layout Mission Road – No Locos about – but thro’ the bridge and over the top.
Mission Road is my O Gauge Steam Shed Layout. We had a photo session this afternoon, running BR(S) locos. Most are recently weathered Locos, they combine well in the Shed environment.
A few photos of today at the Poringland Exhibition. The layout is Little Sefton in O Gauge. Today we had Shaun with us operating for the first time since his stroke and it was really great that he was back with me and Graham.
This is our group layout ‘ASHWELL MOOR’ in O Gauge. Owned by My Son John – made by myself several years ago. Locos and stock owned by John, Graham and myself/
Our Group has another new member, Peter Willis is a well known Exhibition Manager and Exhibitor in East Anglia. Peters first layout available within the group is a Hornby Dublo demonstration layout. It represents Meccano Products made in the 1940’s and 50’s.
Please see the list of Exhibition Layouts on this site to book this layout for your Exhibition.
Quite an unusual occasion this Sunday (23rd) at Bressingham Gardens and Museum. For the first time in over 30 years modelling there will be three layouts that I built on display at this Exhibition, although they are all with new owners.
Morlock Heath – BR 1985 – O Gauge – Engineers Yard – Now owned by Graham Minshull – STAND 15
Lowe St. – BR late 50’s and 60’s – OO Gauge -Sleeper Depot – Now owned by Nick Goward – STAND 12
Grub Lane – Industrial 1960’s – O Gauge – Engine Shed – Now owned by John Barnes – STAND 19
This is our last Exhibition this year so please come and say hello to us all. It has been a very traumatic year for our group and the next four months with no Shows will help us come to terms with some of the changes in our lives.
We have potentially at least 10 Exhibitions next year starting at Dereham in the first week in March 2023.
While Graham, Les and John were at The Great Electric Train Show at Milton Keynes with two layouts, Peter was at the East Anglian Railway Museum’s Exhibition for ‘small layouts’ with Botterill Street Yard on Sunday. Here are some photos taken by Peter of the layout at the Exhibition.
Very busy weekend for our Group.