Last updated August 2017 Pulborough lives! Pulborough has at last come out of hibernation, after eight years in storage. The layout has been completely refurbished scenically, and has been partly rewired, with more work still being done. It was exhibited at the Bluebell MRS at the end of June, and after a slightly hesitant start on Saturday morning ran reasonably well, much improved by Sunday. The layout will appear again at Scalefour North in 2018, Scaleforum in 2019, and is available for other exhibitions. I have started posting pictures of the refurbished Pulborough from the Bluebell show, and will post more as time permits. With much work being done on Pulborough, Plumpton has not progressed a great deal. However, a new loco has been added to the brickworks roster - a High Models Kit of a Black Hawthorn. I have also taken the decision to remove AJ’s from my stock, and replace them with 3-link and screw-link couplings - largely at the behest of my fellow operators. There is more information here. 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 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. Barry Luck