George’s Exhibition Debut

Keeping young people especially your younger children encouraged in your interests isn’t always easy, so I was pleased when my son started to show an interest in my model railways. Last year I decided I would try and build him a small and simple N gauge layout to introduce him to aspects of track laying and modelling. In recent months it has started to look a bit more interesting.

Now George is 9 years old and autistic so layout building comes with its challenges but we are slowly getting there and he is doing really well.

Last week the Great Eastern Model shop in Norwich held an N gauge day and kindly invited George to show his layout as it was being built so he could talk about all the methods used so far. George also allowed me to come along too!

Here are a few shots of his layout so far. He has called it Freemakers Lane. It uses peco track and a traditional analogue power supply. As for the blue engines, well that’s my fault!

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ASHWELL MOOR goes to Norwich

Today we had the privilege of bringing the O gauge layout Ashwell Moor to the annual Norwich Model Railway show, held at Hellesdon High School.

Built by Kelvin Barnes for his son John, Ashwell Moor is a fuelling and stabling point suitable for a number of eras. Today we ran relatively modern diesels as well as my collection of pre-TOPS blue diesels.

Unfortunately Kelvin was to poorly to join us and we missed his company as did a large amount of his friends who frequent the local shows.

Here are pictures of Ashwell Moor taken today by myself.