Last updated January 2017 Our visit to the Tyneside show was very enjoyable, and I’m pleased to say that the layout survived its 700 mile round trip without any major mishaps - just one broken signal. Our next show will be Scalefour North in April 2017. We have recently purchased two more loco kits - a Class C and Class C1, both 0-6-0 goods tender engines, from Mike Waldron. These are currently in progress on the work-bench, and will be written up in due course. On the layout, I have been replacing the Tortoise motors with model aircraft servos driven by MERG electronics, on all the signals. Ground signals are described here, and running signals here. There is also a page on the working level crossing gates here. Work continues on refurbishing Pulborough, and we are increasingly confident that it will be ready for the 2017 Bluebell show at the end of June. Martin Nield has recently published a book entitled ‘Authentic Model Railway Operation. It’s well worth reading (£13.95, 60pp, from Wild Swan Publications) and I’m happy to say that it contains a few photos of Plumpton Green I’m aware that the photo galleries on this site which used Flash Player didn’t work on Android devices, so I’ve reverted to ordinary text pages with hyperlinks to photos - much easier to edit and provide captions, apart from anything else. All have now been converted. 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. 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.