Rede Valley Railway

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Stephenson Road

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DCC

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More Thoughts on Sound

Recently I wrote about the idea of hiding an MP3 player within a building to supply a micro layout with sound. While technically this is a great solution it does raise one very obvious question. Where do I actually get the sound...

Computer control

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JMRI

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Train detection and DCC – some armchair musings!

One of my reasons for adopting DCC was my requirement for some degree of automation of the layout, so that it could be operated single handedly in as near a prototype fashion as possible where using traditional cab control would...

Books

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Waverley Route

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East Coast Main Line

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ECML Operations

The winter 1950 working timetable for services between Alnmouth and Berwick upon Tweed which includes Chathill is shown below: Downloadable PDF http://railwayblog.kevinappleby.co.uk/Chathill1950winter.pdf The summer 1955 working...

Layout design

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York Model Railway Show 2013

York has become a regular Easter outing, and while Wife and daughter explore the shops I watch the trains. The exhibition seemed to have a huge Welsh theme this year but typically I stayed true to my roots and modelling...

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300 square inch layout challenge

My club Bassetlaw has just launched a competition for members. The challenge is simple; build a diorama in no more than 300 square inches using RTR equipment. The entry would have no further constraints; any scale gauge shape...

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Which DCC software package

Is Railroad and Co. worth using? That’s a question that has come to the forefront of my mind in the last 24 hours. I’ve used JMRI decoderpro and Panelpro for some time, mainly because these are open source, well...

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Hornby Live 2012 Hartlepool 7/8 July

The highlight of my Sundy was a trip to Hartlepool and Hornby Live. The show has a new venue, in Hartlepool College of Further Education, and this provided a very pleasant bright and airy space to view the exhibits. As in...

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Deltic in action

It’s been a while since the last post, life has just been too hctic over the last 3 weeks or so. In the absence of being able to write something meaningful I thought I’d share some Deltic footage I found on You Tube....

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