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  1. Terminus, All Change!

    A British tram arrives at my 'Terminus - All Change!!!' Newest arrival is a 00/H0 scale Thompson-Houston 1890s Leeds Car obtained off eBay for £23! It looks like a Halling model, but the box is unmarked as it was for a UK commission and most of the stock ended up at Hattons. Mine didn't come from there.
  2. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

  3. Kings Lynn MRC Open Day 17/02/2018

    A fine selection of layouts on show at their clubrooms today, including some 'Inglenook' micro layouts and a Single Line Terminus:
  4. New Walmington Pier - 2018 Exhibitions

    For anyone in the Cambridgeshire/Fenland area, I will be exhibiting my OO9 scale 'New Walmington Pier' micro layout at the March & District MRC Exhibition on 3rd March at March Braza Club, Elm Road, March PE15 8NZ 10:00-16:30. Located other side of level crossing by March Station. Pedestrian access directly off station platform.
  5. My 2018 Exhibition Schedule

    Date Layout Venue 3 & 4 February Terminus – All Change!!! Stafford Railway Circle,Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0BD 3rd March New Walmington Pier March & District MRC, March Braza Club,Elm Road, March PE15 8NZ (adj March Station) 14th April Terminus – All Change!!! Luton Model Railway Club,Stopsley High School, St Thomas’ Road, Luton LU2 7UX 28th April Terminus – All Change!!! Hope Methodist Church, Rushden Rushden Academy, Hayway, Rushden NN10 6AG 9th June New Walmington Pier Trains at Trinity,Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade SG18 0AP 23& 24June New Walmington Pier Totally Models,Blackpool Transport Services, Rigby Road, Blackpool FY1 5DD 14th July Terminus – All Change!!! Joe & Pauline Lock Robert Barclay Academy, Cock Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8JY 18th August New Walmington Pier Bishop’s Stortford Railway Society,Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop'sStortfordCM23 5BD 28th October Terminus – All Change!!! Colchester & District MRC,Colchester County High School, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
  6. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    After cutting back some track at the shore end of New Walmington Pier (009) to eliminate the rough running I was left with a blank area. I recently found a shortened Bachmann Cable Car body and thought 'What an ideal Shelter' so after a bit of touching up and weathering, The former Walmington Town Tramway horse-drawn body will be relocated at the shore end of the pier as the new shelter. As John (Buz) says: 'A model railway can be completed but its never finished'
  7. Terminus, All Change!

    Thanks Chris, It was a tiring weekend but thoroughly enjoyable! All six trams and the bus worked the entire weekend faultlessly. I bought a decent trolleybus and sold my disgusting liveried Teesside Municipal Transport Trolleybus off the layout!! I just can't scrap this layout so it looks like my proposed Hong Kong layout will be my third one! Day One. Day 2 Day 3 Terminus - All Change!!! has a break until 14 April at Luton exhibition. Now to check over New Walmington Pier for the March exhibition in March.
  8. Terminus, All Change!

    All set up at Stafford and waiting for the masses!!
  9. Terminus, All Change!

    Another unashamed plug to join me, 9 other micro layouts, 34 other layouts and 46 traders at the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition, Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD on Saturday 3rd Feb 10-5 and Sunday 4th Feb 10-4.30. Admission is £9 for adults, £1 for children. See you there!!!
  10. Terminus, All Change!

    One hour in a freezing cold garage adding gutters and downpipes to 'Terminus - All Change!!!' One week before its first show of the year at Stafford Showground. I must be nuts!!!
  11. Don't let the organising title fool you, it wasn't all model buses!! In fact the model bus displays were outnumbered by model tramways and model railways!! I went there to help Mark Casson out on his 'Grime Street' layout as it was it's last day with him or it went to its new owner in Southampton the day after. Apart from Grime Street, I photographedBrian Abell's 'Valhalla Tramway Experience' and Stephen Read's 'Sandy Shore' bus display. Buses on Grime Street and that famous cyclist!! Looking along Grime Street Leeds Snowplough 3 - Yes it did exist!! Mark Casson and Grime Street Even my rail-mounted Corgi London Transport RT bus had a farewell run along Grime Street! Large-scale model of Electroline experimental trolleybus built by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive from a Dennis Dominator in 1985 and killed off by bus deregulation in 1986, the actual bue still operates at the Trolleybus Museum @ Sandtoft. Brian Abell's 'Valhalla Tramway Experience' Stephen Read's 'Sandy Shore'
  12. All Cars Stop Here

    'All Cars Stop Here' (OO Scale Hong Kong Tram scene) I needed a re=think!!! Mock-up of my next tram micro layout influenced by Hong Kong Trams. Layout will be 3ft x 8ins with over 2ft 6ins viewing length from left to just past the rear tram shelter. Low relief backscene are two Bachmann modern office blocks, as the Bachmann multi-storey car park is now for sale (pm me if interested) as it is big, cumbersome and heavier than the layout!! Tram shelters are from 80M models in Hong Kong. and the layout represents a typical HKT tram stop with crossover acting as a temporary terminus. A run-down shed (as was at Sharp Street Depot, HK) will form the basis of a stabling/fiddle yard at the right hand end. #
  13. Gilfach Forgoed

    I wish I hadn't sold Essellty or its stock it would've paired up nicely with this?
  14. Gilfach Forgoed

    It makes Berney Arms look big!! It even makes my former Single Line Terminus Essellty look like a grand terminus!!
  15. Terminus, All Change!

    Got a busy time ahead until the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition on 3rd and 4th February at the Staffordshire Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD. So I tested all my 'Terminus - All Change!!! Fleet today and my top performers are six trams and a bus!