Diesel on DCC

'Hills End' is a small seaside town situated on a peninsular jutting out into the English Channel. It is here that the chalk downs abruptly end. Situated high above the town is the light house which is open to the public for tours and can be accessed via the little narrow gauge railway running from the terminus at the end of the promenade.

This model is 009 gauge, 4mm scale. The loco is an etched brass kit made up and fitted onto a Kato 4 wheel tram chassis and the carriages are plastic kits. All these kits were bought from Parkside Dundas. Trackwork and turnouts are Peco 009.

Annual Exhibition 2016

Our annual show took place over the weekend of 14th - 15th May.

Setup was the night before. We had a range of layouts in 00 and N Gauge.

Click here to see the press article on the show.

View our pictures of the show below.

Many thanks to Simon and Bob for the photographic skills.

 

 

 

Annual Exhibition 2019

Saturday 11th May (10am - 5pm) and Sunday 12th May (10am - 4:30pm)

What a fabulous show we had in 2018.

More people than ever before chose to come and visit us.

Click here to see a review of our 2018 show.

Click here to see a review of our 2017 show.

Click here to view pictures from our 2016 show.

 

 

Annual Exhibition 2018

Our annual show took place over the weekend of 12th - 13th May.

Setup was the night before. We had a range of layouts in 00 and N Gauge.

Click here to see the press article on the show.

View our pictures of the show below.

 

 

 

Dioramas. This year, after a break, we had a diorama competition. The rules were kept intentionally simple, maximum size of the diorama was 2ft by 1 ft and it had to have a piece of track on it. That's it. We had six entries this year. First was Robert Ettridge, second was Daniel Goodwin and third was Nigel Murphy.

 

The layout consists of branch line scratch built buildings of Wallingford and Tetbury Termini.

Some time ago I acquired part of a layout which was of Walling ford Terminus in Oxfordshire, which needed a little bit of TLC, so all the buildings and accessories were removed from the base board with the intention of recreating the same image on a new board. Having thought about it I decided to change the layout and hopefully create a bit more interest, by altering the track layout different to the original, and adding a turntable and sidings, including a cattle dock.

The person who made the building must have had time and patience to make them, I had intended to make a goods shed in the same way but found that time was against me, I therefore reverted to using superquick papers, and scratch built a Tetbury good shed that was in Gloucester. Unfortunately, many of these Termini have long gone.

The layout is 13'(396.24cm) long by 2'x4"(73.1S2cm) wide, free standing, and this is my first attempt at DCC. The rolling stock will be GWR passenger whereas the goods stock could be from any region.