Thursday, 30 July 2015

Porthkeres first planning review

Porthkeres beginning to take shape

About a year ago now - I knew this would be a very slow process, as "life" tends to come before model railways - we had our first planning session for the Porthkeres layout, loosely testing out the rough plans, track positions, locations of buildings and other features, etc. This was the first time it has taken any physical shape and yes, it was quite exciting in that way only a dedicated model train enthusiast can understand.

Since then, we've tweaked the plans quite a bit, but the intention for the layout remains as it was: for a small Cornish fishing port and agricultural community, served by a branch line. You probably can't see it yet from these images.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

South Coast Model Railway Club Exhibition 2015


Yesterday, we paid a visit to the South Coast Model Railway Club Model Railway Exhibition at Arnewood School, in New Milton, the high spot of which, for us, was the Oakwood layout (pictured), described as a freelance layout, built for the exhibitor's grand-daughter.