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Eagle eyed visitors of this blog will have spotted a couple of new dates have appeared for Fisherton Sarum on the road. The first of which is in only a couple of weeks time when it will be one of the visiting layouts operating at the open day of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society of which I am long time member.

HWDMRS BadgeWe as a Society have the benefit of our own clubrooms, near the High Wycombe town centre,  that are in excess of 4000 sq ft in which currently have 10 layouts either operational or under construction covering gauges from N to 0 and 0N30 including British and North American outlines. We also have a large multi gauge test track, metal and wood working workshop and a kitchen and refreshment area to relax and have a natter over a cuppa.

The open day,  although mainly a by invitation event, is being held on Saturday 21st November, however if you are interested in seeing Fisherton Sarum close up, and even having a play, and or finding out more about what the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society has to offer feel free to get in touch with me by email here

The second date added to the calendar for Fisherton Sarum being out and about is the Barnstaple MRC Exhibition on Saturday 30th July next year, of which more details will be posted in due course. You can always keep up to date with the exhibition plans for Fisherton Sarum on the Exhibition Diary page here I am discussion regarding a few more appearances to add to the list so watch this space.

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I am pleased to advise that an additional opportunity to see Fisherton Sarum on the road this year has been added to the exhibition calender, at the Worthing Model Railway Club exhibition on 26th/27th September 2015. 

nevard_081024_fisherton_DSC_2673_webIt is always nice to exhibit deep in the heart of the Southern Railway territory, the show is being held at  the Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1L. The show is open to the public between 10am until 5pm on the Saturday and 10am until 4pm on the Sunday.

It is also a pleasure to accept an invitation for this show as the Worthing MRC club president, Dave Kent, is a friend and past member of the High Wycombe & District MRS. He will hate me for saying this, as I know he reads this blog, but when I joined the Society at the tender age of 15, *cough* years ago, he took me under his wing so to speak, working on the scenery for the Societies then large 00 layout ‘Hillingdon Court’.  Dave is an exceptional modeller and some of you may well have previously seen is excellent SR third rail layout Ashington (which featured in the November 2007 issue of Hornby Magazine).

I hope you can add this exhibition into your diaries and I look forward to seeing you there.

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A am very fortunate through this hobby of ours to have met and made a good number of like minded friends. many of whom I would consider as being ranked as being talented and exquisite modellers that can achieve things far in excess of my humble efforts.  Yesterday I was fortunate and privileged, to have been able to arrange for a small gang of fellow members of the High Wycombe and District MRS, to visit and play trains on Little Bytham the layout , of  one such friend , the well known, talented and respected  Tony Wright. Little Bytham is in fact being built as a collaborative effort via horse trading with other talented modellers whom have carried work in return for Tony’s talents in the building of locomotives etc.

35023 sweeps into Little Bytham station. At this stage a lot of the buildings are just mock ups.

35023 sweeps into Little Bytham station. At this stage a lot of the buildings are just mock ups.

Tony, who actually lives in Little Bytham,  is modelling the East Coast Mainline Station and surrounds as it was in the mid 1950’s before both the station itself and the Midland and Great Northern that crossed the ECML at Little Bytham closed. The four track mainline through the station and its interesting track plan from an operation perspective is a perfect recreation of that period,and that, along with his superb stock completes the scene perfectly.

21C6 heads south towards Little Bytham Station

21C6 heads south towards Little Bytham Station

In addition to being operate his layout for the day, we were also able to run some summer excursion specials from our own collection, so I took great delight in adding a splash of malachite to the East Coast Mainline.

Firstly a few pictures in the shape a couple of my original Merchant Navy Pacifics 21C6 and 35023 ahead of a rake of Phoenix (ex BSL) Bulleid coaching stock, seen running alone the embankment and through the station as some of my fellow High Wycombe and District MRS members look on.

Another view of 21C6

Another view of 21C6

It is  pretty certain that the Bulleid Leader never reached the ECML but I couldn’t resist. Also my Drummond T14 ran through Little Bytham with the SR Cinema coach no. 1308s and Bulleid ‘Inspection saloon’ no. 100s, both paired with their respective generator vans.

The Bullied Leader waits for the road as a Pullman races past.

The Bulleid Leader waits for the road as a Pullman races past.

All in all it was an excellent, fun and enjoyable day just as the hobby should be.  It was a real tonic of a day being full of laughter, enjoyment and great company.

T14 on the Cinema Coach and 'inspection saloon' rake.

T14 on the Cinema Coach and ‘inspection saloon’ rake.

I must express my own personal sincere thanks, and those of  all of us at the high Wycombe and District MRS to Tony for allowing us and trusting us to play on his train set!

ps. also thanks to Tony for taking and providing me with the last two photographs, that remain his copyright.

 

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I make no apologies for repeating myself a little but as I am long time member, and indeed past Chairman and now Press Officer, of the the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society it would be wrong of me not to promote this year’s WYCRAIL ’13 exhibition that takes place this coming Saturday, November 2nd. 

Once again, following last years successful move, it is being held at the the bigger, better and brighter venue of The Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UD

Chris Nevard's wonderful Polbrook Gurney layout is one of the 31 inspirational layouts on show  (picture courtesy C Nevard)

Chris Nevard’s wonderful Polbrook Gurney layout is one of the 31 inspirational layouts on show (picture copyright and courtesy of C Nevard)

WYCRAIL ‘13 will have 31 (yes 31,  it has increased since earlier posts!)  high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of both British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges. Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books. Hornby Hobbies will once again be a welcome presence at the show.

The venue is conveniently close to the M40 Junction 4 and the free vintage bus service will once again be operated between Wycombe Railway Station (Chiltern Line), Wycombe Town Centre and the and the nearby free Cressex (Cinema) Park and Ride to the Cressex Community School.

Further information and details can be found on the Societies website at www.hwdmrs.org.uk

???????????????????????????????Following on from my last post here about the limited edition High Wycombe based PO wagon “Baines & Sons”, I can now show the picture  of the actual being sold at the show on both the Societies Stand and also from the West Wales Wagon Wagon Works stand. There is a weathered version also available but are only limited supplies so to get in quick if you want that particular version.

I look forward to seeing some of you there, please come and find me and say hello.

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High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society have commissioned a 7 plank Private Owner coal wagon from West Wales Wagon Wagon Works in the livery of local coal and coke merchant W. V. Baines & Son Ltd.

Based at 20 Frogmore, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, W. V. Baines & Son Ltd was one of the largest transport company with a branch dedicated to fuel supplies in the area. Their coal office was situated in Prior Road opposite the old fire station (now part of Primart’s shop).  The company no longer exists and no photographic records have been found but we know from records of wagon ownership held by Longmoor publishers that Baines had one or more private owner wagons.

hwdmrs BainesThe model utilises the latest Dapol 9 foot wheelbase under frame and 7 plank body and is priced at £14.50. it will be available for purchase from either the Societies stand or from West Wales Wagon Wagon Works at the WYCRAIL exhibition on Saturday 2nd November.

This year’s WYCRAIL ’13 exhibition on Saturday November 2nd, will once again, following last years successful move to the bigger, better and brighter venue of The Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UD on Saturday November 2nd.

WYCRAIL ‘13 will have 27 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of both British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges. Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books. The famous manufacture Hornby Hobbies will once again be a welcome presence at the show.

The venue is conveniently close to the M40 Junction 4 and the free vintage bus service will once again be operated between Wycombe Railway Station (Chiltern Line), Wycombe Town Centre and the and the nearby free Cressex (Cinema) Park and Ride to the Cressex Community School.

Further information and details can be found on the Societies website at www.hwdmrs.org.uk

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My recent Controlling Interests #5 recent modifications completed…and working post  included an update on the Model Railway Electronic Group (MERG) turntable control unit that with the grateful help of fellow HWDMRS member Mark Riddoch I am now using to drive the turntable on Fisherton Sarum.

The purpose of this #5-xtra post is to demonstrate how the operation now looks via the short video I have put together below, enjoy:

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WYCRAIL celebrates its 40th birthday by relocating to a new, bigger and brighter venue with more exhibits and an improved visitor experience on Saturday 3rd November.

The annual WYCRAIL model railway exhibition organised by the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society, now in its 40th year, is firmly established as being one of the largest and best supported one day model railway exhibitions in the South East of England. Wycrail ’12 will be held at a brand new venue: The Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UD on Saturday November 3rd.

This is a modern, bright and much larger venue increasing the space available for the show from just over 7000sq feet to an impressive 17,600 sq feet. The new venue will allow for increased space to aid circulation, much wider aisles and larger rest and catering areas. The entire show will also be held under one roof for the first time in a number of years without visitors having to walk outside between halls.

WYCRAIL ‘12 will have over 25 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of both British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges.

Included in the layout line up is Ashland built by Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild, fellow modeller Richard Proudman and myself in a weekend at the Hartlepool Hornby Magazine Live exhibition in 2011, Mike and Richard also occasionally myself will be operating the layout at the show.

Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books.  Hornby Hobbies will once again be a welcome presence at the show along with, for the very first time at Wycrail Bachmann Europe also in attendance.

To mark WYCRAIL reaching its 40th year, the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society have commissioned a 7 plank Private Owner coal wagon from West Wales Wagon Wagon Works in the livery of local coal and coke merchant G.E. Stevens.

The model, priced at £14.50 will be available for purchase from the Societies stand at WYCRAIL, from West Wales Wagon Wagon Works at the show, or direct from the Society via the website at www.hwdmrs .org.uk (post and packing charges will apply).

The new venue is still very conveniently close to the M40 Junction 4 and the free vintage bus service will once again be operated between Wycombe Railway Station (Chiltern Line) and Wycombe Town Centre to the Cressex Community School. In addition, this year it will also operate between the venue and the nearby free Park and Ride situated close to the Handy Cross roundabout, M40 junction 4.

Further information and details can be found on the Societies website at www.hwdmrs.org.uk

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