Google + layout pages update

Chesilford layout page has morphed ino Axmouth layout page.

Axmouth will be a much smaller layout based on Seaton, a station much visited by me during family holidays in Beer in the late 50’s.

The page has also been sorted to clearly identify the Weyford/Chesilford picture and details. One day I will shift all those items to the L&DMRC History Google+ page

Workday 17th May 2015

All in all a very successful day


We did a trial car packing exercise and were able to fit the layout sections including legs in two Berlingo type vehicles.

We will need a checklist of additional items to be taken with the layout. All the wiring items and controllers are now in one plastic box

There was a very successful trial of the automatic tram operation- thanks to Ben for his work on this.

For the first time trains traversed the whole layout, following Ben’s work on simplifying the fiddle yard wiring. Some fine stock from David entertained us.

There are some issues of track alignment at the joints between the FY sections and the main scenic sections- there is a solution which will be worked on at sessions before the 7th June


Southern layout.

Again good progress on the layout with trains traversing the whole layout, with only minor electrical “niggles”

An Italian express visiting Cornwall was a very special event you might miss in the railway press.

For the first time the layout can be packed face to face in two sections, despite each board being of different size.

The store cupboard now can contain both layouts!

Last issue of Model Trains International- #118

A sad day, the very last issue of Model Trains International, number 118  dropped through the letter box today. The first edition of  the magazine appeared in 1995.

It history goes back to   Scale Model Trains, published from January 1980 which closed & further back to Airfix  magazine- all edited by Chris Ellis.

All is not lost, Chris will be writing several model railway books- the first of which will be Building & Operating Small Layouts which appears next month