Last updated August 2021 - you may need to refresh these pages to see the latest updates.
We had a successful outing at the Bluebell Railway MRS at the end of July with Pulborough - our first exhibition since Scaleforum in September 2019. The layout worked well for most of the weekend apart from a mysterious short-circuit in the loop, late on Sunday afternoon, which we couldn’t resolve.
With the layout back in the garage, I’ve given it a thorough test, and needless to say, can’t find any evidence of a short.
I’m happy to say that my three recently built engines performed well, with the exception of the I2 which wasn’t able to pull very much without slipping. I’ve added more weight and adjusted the compensation which hopefully will improve things for the next outing.
Our next exhibition with Pulborough is a rather unusual showing for the Pulborough Heritage weekend on September 11th & 12th as part of the National Heritage Open Days sponsored by the National Trust. Details can be found here.
Not a lot has been done on Plumpton recently apart from a few minor repairs. At present, we don’t have any shows lined up until Expo EM next May which we’re looking forward to.
On the loco front I have been thinking about what my next engine might be and have settled on an E2 - rather late for my period of 1900-1910, but no worse than a couple of Panter brakes which have been exhibited for many years without adverse comment!
With the end of Covid restrictions Chris is able to visit again so work has restarted on the Royal Train - fitting out the interiors, and finishing the bogies.
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.