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


I’m taking on Sugar Free February for Cancer Research

10 Feb

So no cake, no sweets, no alcohol, no frothy coffee, no fizzy drinks, no cordial, no high sugar cereals, no ice cream.

Donate Just Giving

Cancer Research Sugar Free Rules

Harkness – images

8 Feb

Harkness at Stafford

30 Jan

Harkness is appearing at Stafford this weekend.

Some works still underway to get new rolling stock finished and available.

We should have the first passenger & parcels carriages of the Belford, Budle and Harkness Railway

And the neighbouring quarry at Brada, operated by Mark Appleby Limited now has a few private owner wagons to mix with the Railway company fleet. These are custom transfers from Railtec Transfers, very high quality and great value.

Stafford Railway Circle
Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 3 February 2018

10.00 to 17.00


Sunday 4 February 2018

10.00 to 16.30

At Stafford County Showground in the Prestwood, Argyle and Sandylands Suites.

The County Showground is situated 3 miles to the east of the town on the A518 in the direction of Uttoxeter.

Sat Nav postcode: ST18 0BD 

Extended free parking.

Brothers in Arms

28 Jan

Kendal this weekend

24 Jan

Kirkmellington is out on show again this weekend at

KENDAL MRC Exhibition

Saturday 27th January, 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 28th January 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HX

Kendal MRC website

Adults: £6.00
Over 65s: £5.00

Children, 6-16: £3.00

Children, 5 and Under: Free

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £16.00

I have added some weathering to Barclay number 24 and new pickups to the Janus.

Up cycling for Harkness

4 Nov

Harkness has been based on the North Sunderland railway in Northumberland and so needs a rake of 4 & 6 wheel Compartment coaches. We have a few Connoisseur Models kits in our stash and eBay has given us a couple of D&S kits to build plus a couple of second hand models. In addition we have a P C models brake on loan from Fellow RMRG member, Mr Worthington.
Today has been about up cycling the two eBay purchases which have had their running gear tweaked and wheels swapped. Upcycling starts with a full grit blast with my badger cleaning kit, a wipe down with isopropyl alcohol before pruning with Alclad microfiller primer.
A light railway bespoke colour scheme will be applied next (but not lined Highland Railway red which the NSR used).

1) second hand white metal coach


After grit blasting

After primer

2) brass kit built coaches


During & after

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


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New Hey to North Ballachulish

a modelling journey.