After some last minute finishing off, Chitterne was finally exhibited at the EMGS Spring Expo EM at Bracknell on the weekend of 14/15 May where it joined five other layouts which were participating in the Chairman’s Challenge. We were delighted to attend with our layout, particularly as the Chitterne team… Read More »Chitterne’s First Exhibition
The Parkstone team have shared some photos of the excellent progress they are making with some of the layout’s structures. As always, click on the image for a larger version and admire the astonishing level of detail.
We were physically isolated from one another until mid-August but we had some interesting email discussions with questions raised and (usually) answered during that time. Richard S and Rob, our two relatively new members, sought information about modelling techniques and also about prototype matters. The many answers revealed the depth… Read More »September 2020 Report
During our on-going period of isolation from one another we have maintained contact by email. Zoom meetings have been introduced to some of us by younger members of our families but we have not embraced them as a Group. Nevertheless, some modelling has continued although the desperately dry weather in… Read More »June 2020 Report
Another report from Richard P on his industrious modelling activities. As posted previously I’m working through my partly finished models and repairing casualties. The next on the workbench was the 2NOL southern electric unit, the driver and passengers were complaining of draughts and cold feet. Examination revealed a gap between… Read More »Rebuilding a 2NOL electric
The New Year has seen us continue with more workshops, running an even greater variety of trains -and become increasingly concerned about the coronavirus. So, first, the good news. Mike H and Clive produced an excellent article on Navigation Road for the March 2020 Railway Modeller. Clive’s collection of photographs… Read More »March 2020 Report
In November Navigation Road appeared at the South Hants MRC exhibition in Portsmouth. This is always an extremely good show and this year’s did not disappoint. In the main hall, each of the layouts was finescale, superbly presented, and worked well. But the real joy was watching the faces of… Read More »December 2019 Report
During the summer months we have seen a plethora of model railway items that stretched back over a long period of railway modelling – in N, HO, OO, EM and P4. The locomotive that received most attention was an elderly K’s Milestones kit of an ex-Metropolitan Railway 4-4-0T. This was… Read More »September 2019 Report