Last updated December 2023 - you may need to refresh these pages to see the latest updates.
The new ‘Ouse Wharf’ layout is progressing well. With track complete and tested, we are now working on the scenery, fiddle yard and backscene - updates here.
We had another excellent weekend at Expo EM with Pulborough - winning the ‘Best Layout’ trophy again. Chris Vaughan has kindly forwarded some video clips from the show. I have edited these into a short video which can be seen here.
Pulborough has now been fully retired as a working exhibition layout, following a final appearance in Pulborough for the village Heritage Weekend - more details here. A short series of videos is in hand using clips and stills taken at the Heritage Weekend. They will be posted on YouTube, and links will be available here.
We’ve carried out most of the work required on Plumpton Green following the Bluebell show in July but further work has stalled while we press on with Ouse Wharf. The workshop is full of sawdust from cutting materials for the wharf, but there is only the pelmet and display panels left to make. Once these are cut out, Plumpton can be re-erected and any minor repairs completed. The most significant is the structural failure of the crossing gate capstan, requiring a bit of thought on how to make it more robust.
With the concentration on getting Ouse Wharf up and running, work on locos has stopped. The E2 and C3 have been painted black, awaiting production of the transfers and some work on the C3 chassis to complete. The B2 is in grey primer, awaiting its first coat of IEG.
Information for Exhibition Managers about Plumpton Green can be found here and here.
The Brighton Circle e-group has recently started producing a twice-yearly digital ‘Modellers’ Digest’ which contains articles of particular interest to modellers of the LBSC of all scales and eras, and potentially other pre-group modellers. The latest edition of the Digest can be found here.
This website contains details of our current layout ‘Plumpton Green’ together with the new (under construction) ‘Ouse Wharf’ as well as Mid-Sussex Group’s layouts, and photos and descriptions of various techniques I have used over the years. The layouts and models here are all built to Protofour standards (4mm:ft). Plumpton Green is available for exhibition, and Ouse Wharf is scheduled for two exhibitions in 2024.
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I hope you enjoy the site, and find it useful. If you wish to use any of the site content, please ask. If you would like to contact me, please email.