Stuff, you got it - stuff that's newer
than the old
stuff. Only the latest photos will appear in here. After a few days
disappear into their various sections in a way that hopefully will suit
organized and obsessive of trainspotters with their tweed jackets,
second hand grubby
adenoidal tones, thermos and multicoloured Biros.
||Polbrook Gurney Colliery, Polbrock has moved from Cornwall to North Somerset (Polbrook Gurney Colliery), this is due to the addition of a colliery. The layout has expended in both length and width. Its first outing will be RAILEX at the end of May 13.
You'll be able to follow the making of this layout at www.nevardmedia.blogspot.com and in more detail in Model Rail Magazine.
||Quad Track! A 4 track diorama which is around 3ft by 1ft depicting a small section of mainline. It has been built primarily for photographing trains in a generic mainline type of surrounding. Other props are frequently added around it to suggest other features like buildings or cutting sides.
Quay, this railway served brewer of Foster, Marriott and Dent Ales portrays a traditional brewery somewhere on the upper reaches of the river Avon in the suburbs of Georgian Bath. It is presumed that the railway serving the brewery is a spur off the former Midland Railway Bath to Mangotsfield line. Western Region control and the nearby proximity of the Somerset & Dorset Line ensures regular visits of small engines from the former Midland and GWR along side the brewery’s own engines.
Catcott Burtle, a could have been
scenario which is heavily influenced by the BBC TV film Branchline
Railway, and having been taken in by the wild open feel of the area
much dominated by willow, water and big skies. Many roads in the area
crossed the railway via manned level crossings rather than bridges,
with each crossing having its own crossing keeper and railway cottage.
Several of the cottages had no running water or electricity right up to
closure in 1966, the water being delivered by rail in milk churns!
Catcott, one of the many crossings on the line never was a halt or had
sidings. In the parallel universe world here, imagine if to serve the
local peat deposits things had been very different?
Cement Quay is the result of looking at full sized railway freight
operations and being impressed by large class 66's hauling their bulk
loads. Cement Quay is part of a cement terminal on the river Severn
somewhere in Gloucestershire, operations including arrivals and
departures of bulk cement operated by Freightliner. Also featured is a
stone terminal to add interest, services to and from this being
operated by DB Shenker (formerly EWS). Whilst Cement Quay is represents
a present day scenario, winding the clock back a few decades to BR Blue
or even the days of steam also works due to the non-era specific nature
of the buildings. This section is now combined with Old Quarry Wharf.
which was formerly
known as 'Coal &
Steam' is a current project. It has been in the planning stage for a
little too long, but now with the a arrival of some really good
reference material and a greater understanding of coal mining I've
finally been inspired to move it forward. As the title suggests, the
aim of the model is to depict one of the smaller
un-modernised collieries of the North Somerset area. Many of these were
in pretty areas, so to me is an ideal prototype as a fan of the
bucolic, the run down and the almost forgotten. Current focus is on the
construction of the various buildings, some of which will be
serialized in Model Rail Mag.
is my oldest layout,
its origins go back to around 1980 when as a spotty teenager I learnt
how to hand build track and how to push scenics beyond just throwing a
bag of brightly coloured foam and lichen at some glue. Combwich depicts
an extension of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway from Highbridge
to the small village of Combwich on the upper reaches of the River
Parrett. I also envisaged a line from Combwich down to Bridgwater too.
Of course, in real life, Combwich never took off as a port and
certainly never had a railway, even though some people from that
village have written to me in recent years telling me where the station
used to be!
is modelled in 009 (representing 2'3" gauge) and totally contained
within 3' x 2'. Building layout to such a conservative size allows it
to be worked on almost anywhere in the house. My interpretation is
based on a fictitious line running from Arne to Wareham via Ridge &
Stoborough on the Purbeck Peninsular. The line was built to transport
ball clay, lime stone, salt and oysters in addition to general
merchandise. One of the delights of this scale/gauge combination is
that almost anything goes - making for enjoyable escapism free from
those dull adenoidal rivet counters!
||Model Railway Bits & Pieces is for just
those things, and also features sub-sections covering other bits and
bobs that I didn't really know where to place! In there you will also
find some features on building stock boxes and converting rolling stock
and so on, some of which are 'reprints' of old articles that were
originally produced for the printed page.
||Railway Photography as well as dabbling in all
this toy train chuff chuff stuff, I also have an interest in recording
full sized railways. My interest is such is diverse from steam hauled
rail tours, heavy freight and even modern multiple units.
||Traction Engines and Vintage Vehicles,
we're lucking in the UK to have a very healthy interest in all sorts of
transport from less hurried time. Here is my area to showcase