A Barclay Holiday

28 Apr

The Barclay brothers have had their cousins over and have been playing together.

Introducing the Hattons 14″ and 16″ 0-4-0 Barclays.

I just need to convert them and chip them so they can actually run. Here they are posed just balanced on the rails.


The 54th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition

4 Apr

HARKNESS will be on show at:

The 54th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 7th April 2018 – Sun 8th April 2018

The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9AE

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am-4.30pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £3.00; Accompanied Under 16s FREE

RMRG website

Ally Pally and Hebble Vale

24 Mar

My turn as a punter today and it’s Ally Pally. A good show with some fine and interesting layouts collected by Nick and the MRC this year. Fellow Rochdale modeller, Karl Crowther is showing Hebble Vale, an EM masterpiece of Blue diesel West Yorkshire.

I made a day of it and sampled some new track and old stock, now in their final days, the class 313 from Moorgate to Ally Pally. Good to see NSE branding survives over 30 years since launch.

A few more photos

18 Mar

A few photos

17 Mar

Nottingham Show 2018

15 Mar

We are appearing this weekend at the

Nottingham East Midlands Model Railway Exhibition

Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Wigman Road Bilborough NG8 4PB

Saturday 17th March 2018

Sunday 18th March 2018


Always a good show with plenty for D&E enthusiasts.

Risex 2018

16 Feb

Tomorrow is Risex2018

Community Centre (adjacent to Springs swimming pool), Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX

Saturday 17th February 10.00-5.00

Adults £4.00, Child £2.00

R&Dmrc Website

DRD Transfers

Welcome to the new home for DRD Transfers

Ouse Valley Modeller

Ouse Valley Modeller is a blog about my 4mm OO gauge modelling, my observations mostly about Sussex railways in the 1950's and my layout Herstmonceux

roundtree sidings

the development of a model railway

P4 Walsall

Building Walsall in P4 1:76 Scale

Foundry Lane

& my other model railway projects

Padgate Works

Modelling and other dribbling frae an auld grump!


Researching, Learning and Working in Finescale 4mm OO Gauge

highland miscellany

My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.

The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews

Finescale (ish) Modelling in 4mm Scale by two friends

Max Stafford's Kennel

An independent pro-Indy modeller from Scotland, in love with his country and its railways.

Paul's Fantastic Workbench!

The thinking behind and construction of an 'EM' gauge model railway exhibition layout.

Rochdale Model Railway Group

Whats going on at RMRG


The ramblings of a finescale renegade


Scribblings from Kashmir Cottage

New Hey to North Ballachulish

a modelling journey.