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A World In Miniature At St Albans Model Railway Exhibition

A World In Miniature At St Albans Model Railway Exhibition

An article by  in the Herts Advertiser talks about the event, organised by the Chiltern Model Railway Association, saw around 3,000 train enthusiasts turn up to the Albans Arena on both Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors were entertained with a number of demonstrations and exhibits and were given tips on how to improve their own modelling skills.

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Model Railway On Track For Malahide Return

Model Railway On Track For Malahide Return

An article by Pat O’Rourke in today’s Dublin People talks about the fact that one of the Europe’s largest miniature railways is returning to the Northside.

In 2011, the Fry Model Railway was moved from a site in the grounds of Malahide Castle because of a major redevelopment programme being undertaken. It was dismantled and placed in storage until a permanent site could be found.

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London Kings Cross to Leeds Central

London Kings Cross to Leeds Central

On Sunday 28th December we had the pleasure of experiencing a steam train journey from Kings Cross to Leeds. We joined the train at Kings Cross where we saw the hustle and bustle of a main line station. After a stuttering start by the Gresley A4 No 60033 Seagull we soon plunged into Gas Works Tunnel and re-emerged into the daylight on the approaches to Hornsey, by this time the train was starting to pick up speed. Passing through Hornsey station the train soon plunged into Wood Green tunnel and after a few minutes we were in open countryside. Passing through Hatfield and Hitchin at speed we were well into our journey, before we knew it we had passed through Peterborough before speeding through Essendine.

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Structural Modelling – Part 2

Structural Modelling – Part 2

All of the buildings have been constructed by the same process using a 4mm plywood base, then laminating on embossed building sheets, stonework from Wills Kits and South Eastern Finecast for the brickwork and other details. Finer detailing parts were from Slaters, Scalelink and S&D Models.

The signal box was built using the same method but with P4 sleeper strips being used to simulate the planking and the kit for the internal detail was from Springside Models.

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