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Friends of March Railway Station recognised for their dedication at annual awards A community group dedicated to bringing disused railway buildings back to life has been recognised with an award. The Friends of March station received the Judge's Special Award at the recent Greater Anglia's Station Adoption Awards.

New This Weekend I posted a few days ago about how Himself had asked me to help choose an appropriate t… This week saw me finish work on the interior of bowsider 20.

Classic Covers: Railway Modeller June 1953 Digging through some old magazines being cleared out of our clubrooms, I chanced upon this gem. The editorial, by Cyril Freezer, starts:We should like to begin this coronation issue by voicing the wish we feel sure is in the hearts of all our readers; that the reign of our Gracious Queen, Elizabeth, will be long, peaceful and prosperous.

Staggering second new steps. Little has been done on Essence in that time, mainly some sorting out which it too played 5th fiddle to getting the house in some sort of order, and with 10 months now since the move into the new home a lot of work has had to be done to clear, clean and get the yard areas going.

All aboard: Parry Sound Rotarians help with museum's model railway display 8, some members of Parry Sound's Rotary Club visited the West Parry Sound District Museum - probably better known as the Museum on Tower Hill. Rotary presented a cheque for $2,000 to the museum, with the money going toward a fantastic model railway exhibit that Graham MacDonald is building.

Roco flat car, Part 10: still more loads I have posted several descriptions of armored vehicle loads in recent posts, primarily intended for the heavy-duty Army flat car modeled by Roco and which I upgraded for use on my layout. But beyond those loads, there are several additional opportunities for military loads.

Peter Denny in Garden Rail November's issue of Garden Rail has been on my mind for some time. A chance encounter at Railex sees me have the chance to photograph the rolling stock from the Rev. Peter Denny's garden railway, the TVLR.

How to vote in the National Television Awards 2020 - voting for your NTA favourites The voting has now opened for the National Television Awards 2020, which means it's time to vote for your favourite shows, hosts, actors, and newcomers if they are in with a chance of an award.

Transport enthusiasts rally together for Furness Model Rail club's 57th exhibition TRANSPORT enthusiasts rallied together for Furness Model Rail Club's 57th exhibition. For more than half a century, the Furness Model Railway Club has been hosting the event, which boasts intricately built railway layouts as well as offering engineering, aircraft and ship displays for visitors.

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West Australian S Scale Modelling Hi and welcome to West Australian S Scale Modelling. This site has been established as a group site where members can post news, latest products and anything else of interest relating to the hobby of modelling Western Australian railways in the scale of S.

Dee See See This feature is is made immeasurably easier since the invention of DCC - and it was my first experience of using this new fangled technology. I can't deny I was impressed but I would be lying if I said I enjoyed it more than running an old-fashioned DC wired layout.

Waterborne Wednesday: Taroo Ushtey One of my favourites, the Taroo Ushtey is the Isle of Man Infrastructure Department's workboat and seen here, earlier this year, moored at Ramsey. The name means "Water Bull" in Manx and the vessel has been around for many years. It's very high on my list of models to make when I get the time.

Michael's Model Railways Building model railway layouts in 009 scale I have two "power-pack" boxes for my layouts, a large one and a small one, and when I take a layout to an exhibition I take both in case of failure - though it hasn't happened yet! However with two layouts going to Uckfield I wouldn't have a spare.

Hudson Hunslet: Four green plus one… Further to my recent post about 'No.9' the other three green Hudson Hunslet's are 99% complete.

Highland Railway 13Ton Type C Goods Brake Van In a recent article in the Highland Railway Journal I mentioned that despite modellers of the Highland Railway being well served by kit manufacturers, a gap existed in the case of the Type C van. Remarkably, within weeks of publication, the gap was plugged and a sample of the kit was on my work bench.

The Railway Hub's Model Guide The Railway Hub is a central point for all rail news past and present from The Railway Magazine, Heritage Railway, Rail Express and The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling.

East Works: views in black and white… As the layout nears completion I've taken a few shots to help share some of the views and cameos, as well as show how well things have blen…

East Works: We have light… Well, with the deadline approaching work continues at a quicker pace than usual, however a major milestone again yesterday when the layout'…

Clonakilty marks one year of being Ireland's first autism friendly town In October 2018, Clonakilty, through the partnership with AsIAm and SuperValu alongside local retailers Eugene and Catriona Scally of Scally's SuperValu, became Ireland's first ever Autism Friendly Town.

Love Island, Emmerdale, Drag Race UK and more are up for NTAs The National Television Awards have announced that Love Island, Emmerdale, Killing Eve and Drag Race UK are among the shows making this year's longlist of nominees. The biggest night in TV will be coming to the O2 Arena in London on January 28, 2020, with David Walliams taking overfrom long-time NTAs presenter on the ITV ceremony Dermot O'Leary.

NTAS 2020 - full list of nominations Serial Drama Performance. Serial Drama. Factual Entertainment. Drama Performance. The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award. Comedy. Newcomer. Live Magazine Show. Voting is easy - you can vote for your TV favourites free online right here or simply call 0844 646 2060 for a voting form.

It's Wishlist Poll time again! The 00 Wishlist Poll runs from 14 October to 2 November at: The Poll provides railway modellers and collectors with an easy and informed way of indicating to makers and commissioners of 00 ready-to-run models which models they would realistically buy if made at some time in the future from all-new tooling.

Join in the fun with model trains at club in Rondebosch The Cape Town Society of Model and Experimental Engineers will be hosting its open days on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. The club, situated in Rondebosch, will be open to the public from 09:00 to 16:00. The entrance fee is R20 per adult and R10 per child.

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