My OO gauge exhibition layout winkle’s Yard was set up in my house for a few days awaiting the arrival of Chris Nevard, the Model Rail magazine’s main photographer.
The setting up of the layout, gave me some valuable opportunities to finish certain jobs like the bridge, the rear fencing and a little extra static grass here and there.
Watching Chris work is an education in itself particularly as he takes ages going over the layout looking for interesting shots and angles that will stimulate those that purchase the magazine in due course.
A day after his visit, I had a go at some railway photography too. It’s not brilliant by any means but it’s my layout and they are my pictures, so enjoy this little offering.
On Sunday 17 March 2019. Kelvin Barnes’ latest OO gauge layout Copsey made its debut appearance at the Action show which was raising money for the Girl Guides.
Kelvin has cleverly modelled the layout so that its station signs can be changed for different regions or time periods. This allowed us to run Kelvin’s Anglia region stock for 3 hours in the morning and then I flooded the layout with my BR blue era stock for the afternoon session.
It was a happy relaxed exhibition which allowed Copsey to find its feet before further outings later in the year.
Here are a selection of pictures starting with the morning session and ending up with a lot of the blue stuff!
We have no plans for world domination (well not just yet) but we were asked to bring two layouts to this years Poringland Show for the Norfolk Railway Society. One of these was Norton Wood, a 3rd rail small terminus with scope for a little bit of shunting and Lowe Street – inspired by the old Lowestoft Sleeper Depot pictured below.
We had lots of positive comments about both layouts and some people even commented about their memories of Lowestoft Sleeper Depot or relatives that had worked there.