London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #1

Originally posted on esngblog:
Today I enjoyed a pleasant day out at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace in the company of Peter and Malcolm, ex-work colleagues.  It’s a simple journey from Redhill to north London – train to Victoria, Victoria line underground to Finsbury Park, then two stops on the Kings Cross…

Squire’s Portable Bar

An interesting look at some of the rolling stock on the North Norfolk Railway. Squire’s Portable Bar By guest blogger Don Campbell Steam Preservation Railways are becoming ever more popular and, with the increased revenue, the Societies have been ploughing more and more money into restoring not only locomotives but also old rolling stock –…

Lord of the Rails

If there was ever proof needed that model railways can be very imaginative, this depiction of Middle Earth is definitely it!  Hobbiton End is a fantastic narrow gauge branch line built by Simon Addelsee. It is set some 50 years after the Lord of the Rings novels of JRR Tolkien (and subsequent film adaptions), with the premise…

35011 March Update

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at the latest update from the 35011 General Steam Navigation project which went live today featuring the launch of the Whistle fund, our next gala stand, new mugs, working weekend and the latest on the Membership Society. Being a member of the 35011 team I am obviously thrilled about…

West Somerset Railway S & D Gala

I was only able to attend the final day of this S & D fest but boy did I have a good day! The stations were all renamed and they had made a terrific effort to bring in some great loco’s. Put that together with sunshine and blue skies all day and you have a…

S&D 7Fs 53808 and 53809 double head out of Williton

West Somerset Railway S&D 50th anniversary Gala

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to visit the West Somerset Railway for their Spring steam gala commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the much lamented S&D line. The stations were all renamed after suitable S&D stations for the week, and an impressive loco lineup was formed, with GWR locos banished into the…

Made From Cardboard!

The marvellous models on this page were scratch built, which is an incredible feat. However, most surprising of all was the medium used – cardboard. These are just a small selection of EG Best of Winchester’s collection of hand made cardboard models.