Last updated May 2018 - you may need to refresh these pages to see the latest updates.
Our latest outing was at Scalefour North in April, with ‘Pulborough’ - now 35 years old. The layout has had a major make-over scenically and is now looking better than ever. It has also been substantially rewired, and one of the sagging boards has been straightened out a bit.
This is the third time Pulborough has been exhibited at this show, and I’m happy to say that it is the third time it has won the Walton-Evans trophy for ‘Best Layout’ - this in spite of the fact that we had seemingly lost three buildings from the layout, which we only discovered a week or so prior to the exhibition. I’m very pleased that the buildings have now been found!
I will post a few photos from the show when time permits.
The next exhibition for Pulborough will be Scaleforum in 2019, followed by the Bluebell in 2020. One show a year is quite enough for a layout of this size, and the organisation required to get it ready for exhibition.
We had a couple of minor electrical problems at S4N, and these will be resolved when we rewire the last two boards during the next few weeks.
Because of the work required on Pulborough we’ve made absolutely no progress on the last building for Plumpton (the crossing keeper’s cottage), or on the trackwork (a few chairs still to add, plus fishplates), or the point rodding from the ground frame.
However, we have made progress on five more locos - two Terriers, a C and a C1, and another High Level Models kit, a Hawthorn-Leslie.
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 my current layout ‘Plumpton Green’ together with the Mid-Sussex Group’s layouts, plus 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). Pulborough and Plumpton Green are both available for exhibition.
All of the photos and drawings should open a larger version in a new window if you click on them.