Never to Old to start a layout!

Many of you that are either on the Local Exhibition Circuit or attend Local Exhibitions will remember my friend Graham Tandy. Graham actually retired from the circuit about three years ago, sold his layout and most stock and settled in for a life with little or no modelling. Sadly around this time Grahams wife became ill and his knees became more troublesome than before.

Now coming up to date, Grahams wife has sadly got worse and he is still troubled with mobility. Not a good situation, but to make life a little more bearable he has started on a new layout – Ollands Sidings, this all at the age of 86!

Not only is it a new layout, its DCC Sound and diesel traction. Graham was always a master craftsman when it came to scratch building houses etc. and this layout is no different. It is early stages but he has made great progress and it is looking great.

I will keep posting on this site as the layout progresses. This will be the only place you will see what’s happening as this layout will never be exhibited due to reasons already explained. Before showing the first batch of photographs I would like to thank Ian Taylor, Grahams ‘over the road’ neighbour for his help assisting Graham to fulfill his latest Layout.

Please remember all Buildings below are scratch built.

Winkles Yard in Model Rail

After a substantial wait Model Rail have published Winkles Yard in their latest edition, October 2020. Shaun Harvey, one of our syndicate members has really made a great effort with this OO layout and deserves high praise. I really recommend this article for its informative writing and great photographs of a superb layout.

Sadly due to copyright I can not publish their photos, but believe me you will not be disappointed.

When this Covid 19 pandemic is over, Shaun will be only to pleased to discuss attending Exhibitions with Winkles Yard.