December 2017

Whilst the society is still the owner of the Lydham Heath layout, following the closure of the museum it has been despatched into the care of Craven Arms Model Railway Circle. It is possible that it may be seen in operation at their next model railway show at Ludlow Racecourse on 5th May 2018. Confirmation will be announced nearer the time.



November 2017



Roger Dalton has produced a plan of the weighbridge office in OO scale suitable for anyne modelling Bishop`s Castle Station.

Download here weighbridge 00 gauge0001


Albyn Austin has sent in photographs of his excellent model of Bishop`s Castle Station, showing rarely seen images of the right hand side and the back.


Nick Richardson a modeller from Portsmouth has sent in his interpretations of the BCR locos.


Albyn Austin tells us that Worsley Works have produced BCR ex LSWR Coach

Allen Doherty has kindly produced a coach etch for the BCR ex-LSWR six wheeler.  Etch contains sides, ends, roof, floor, W irons, droplights and louvres for above the doors.  You need to find ventilators, gas lamps, door handles and grab irons, buffers, wheels axleboxes etc, but it is a great help.  My kit is 4mm but I think he could produce it in any scale if asked.  £37-50 including postage.  Cheques to Allen Doherty, Worsley Works, 19 Douglas Road, Worsley, M28 2SR



Albyn Austin`s OO gauge model of Bishop`s Castle Station

I have a OO gauge model of Bishop’s Castle under construction.  Track laid – but needs a point sorted out.  6 ft long plus a 4 ft fiddle yard.  Progress glacial in recent times due to other things getting in the way.  I have a SECR all third that is a pretty close replica of the ex H&B coach, in brown teak colour as it would have appeared if the overhaul had been completed.  Also two old LNWR coaches that are nearly finished, a part built B&M coach, bits for an LSWR 6 wheeler, a nearly completed Carlisle, a No. 1 Tankie, a couple of vans, 4 cattle wagons that need lettering – transfers acquired, half built crane wagon and low sided wagon.  A van body for the coal yard, plus some sheds that need painting.  Lots of bits for other things. A kit for the Goods Shed, and plans and bits for station building.  Lot more to do!