Author Archives: smoppett

WycRail 2016 5th November

Please try to visit my club’s annual exhibition-WycRail16 on Saturday 5th November. A short drive from junction 4 of the M40. Click here for more information.

Posted in MRX, WycRail | Leave a comment

1015 Western Champion

I love Westerns and have a small layout based on an MPD in the Bristol area in the early 70’s so I have been collecting together a loco stable for it. I have a few weathered Westerns, but I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Dapol, Uncategorized, Weathered | 2 Comments

Peco on the right track

Originally posted on The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews:
God I should work for papers with headlines like that, but that aside Peco’s new announcement contains what a lot of us have been waiting to see for…

Posted in Bullhead, Code 75, Peco | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Bachmmann, Underground, WycRail | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in MRX | 1 Comment

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

Posted in DCC | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Attraction, Shop | Leave a comment