Saturday, June 30, 2012

Exeter modelrailroad show 2012

Here's one video of several now posted of last weekends RR show in Exeter , UK.  This one gives an overview of the 150' of branch line modules , that were attached to the RS Tower oval shaped layout, all together making more than 180' of North American model railroading in the UK, at one venue. Video by Mike Ruby.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Exeter model railroad show a success

Last weekend saw this years installment of the Exeter modelrailway show. Among the many layout and traders was the RS tower layout, complemented with NMRA-BR standard modules from among others, members of the Western Union group in Plymouth, making a total scenic length of 180'  of US model railroading. The layout was a huge success and with lessons learned from previous years, operated a lot smoother and fun was had by all. The picture shows diesel power awaiting their next assignment at Gillisburgh yard. Photo by Brian Moore.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

California Northern GP15-1

Finally, I've waited a few years, but Athearn finally announced the release of GP15-1 locomotives in the CFNR paint scheme.  I hope they will capture the paint scheme accurately. Here's the announcement.  I will be pre-ordering I'm afraid... :-)