Author Archives: smoppett

London Underground

Models from London’s Underground have been rare in the past and have been limited to repaints of models already produced such as GWR Panniers and BR Class 20’s. In the past the underground has built a set of stock for … Continue reading

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WycRail15 7th November

The annual model railway exhibition for my model railway club (High Wycombe) is on Saturday 7th November. Conveniently located next to junction 4 of the M40. Further details from WycRail15 or UK Modelshops

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Hornby’s New GWR Coaches

My favourite railway company is the GWR. Hornby hasn’t served the GWR well in coaches over the years. Their best examples are the B-Set and Autocoach, and they acquired them from the old Airfix range. Then a few years ago … Continue reading

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N Gauge Elevator

Sometimes you come across a new product that, on the one hand takes your breath away, makes you question why it hasn’t been done before, and even if it is a solution looking for a problem. I guess I have … Continue reading

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ExpoEM 2015

There are some very important milestones in the model railway world. Some of them are exhibition layouts, and some never leave home. One of them is Buckingham by Rev Peter Denny. To get a feel of how significant this model … Continue reading

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Some Pictures

Just some pictures of my little model railway. I am using DCC even though it is small, and the 08 shunter is factory fitted with sound. A few wagons and some road vehicles make the scene look a little busy. … Continue reading

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Alton Model Centre

Last Saturday I visited the model railway exhibition hosted by Alton Model Railway Group. On the back of their programme was an advertisement for the Alton Model Centre so I went along. I was very impressed. Not a very large … Continue reading

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DCC Programmer

Sometimes a tool that does a single job but does it very well is a tool worth having. Broadway Limited in the USA have come up with a device that is self powered, hand held and simple, that just programmes … Continue reading

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New Year New Layout

It has been a long time since my last post. I was all fired up to produce a diorama for my club’s exhibition in November but then my spinal disc popped for the forth time. This caused me great pain … Continue reading

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I visited ExpoEM at Bracknell Leisure Centre on Saturday even though I model OO. The advantage of shows arranged by organisations who promote the finer standards in our hobby is that they have so many high quality layouts on view … Continue reading

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