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Tony Wright video enhancing Hornby's A2/2 and A2/3s new locos
Honorary member Tony Wright has been busy helping develop these two superb OO locos from Hornby and discusses and demonstrates a number of enhancements in this YouTube video made in conjunction with BRM and published on their World of Railways YouTube channel
Alville Yard East 1957 has its first outing
Congratulations to Alan Hancock on the first outing of his new American layout in HO which had its first outing at Ruskington (Sleaford Exhibition) recently.
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A short film by Pip Swallow
See the main article on https://www.mdmrc.org/dream-big
or visit their web page at https://www.dreambigshortfilm.com/
The Club was approached with the aim of making use of an existing layout and expanding it to incorporate locations that physical filming would be undertaken. Our Canons Cross layout was selected as a suitable candidate. A small team was put together maintaining social distancing.
We made use of donated buildings that were damaged or overpainted, stripped them down, refurbished and repaired to reflect the syle of Watling Street in Thaxted, Suffolk. The new boards were actully reclaimed damaged boards from the Stamford Show vandalism. WIthin 3 months we had a completed and operational extension.
We then had a dry run session with staff from Railway Modeller in attendance to interview, video and document for their November 2021 virtual show and publication.
Finally we took the layout to Thaxted to fit into their extended set of a cut away shed and commit to being 'Train Wranglers' for a day and witness a full film crew in action.
Test Track Progress October 2021
The section shown is erected in the clubroom and one half of the completed track. This section is now to be dismantled and the other half erected, the units for the other half are already made. Once we have access to the new clubroom we can take site dimensions to complete the section over the shelf area..