Thursday 30 September 2010

See Combwich at Wycrail Saturday 6 Nov 2010

Templecombe's Midland 4F No. 44417 is captured running around the 1.15pm service from Evercreech Junction at Combwich. Notice the disused narrow gauge tramway embedded into the quay.

*Updated, Sat 2 Oct*

All aboard the 2.15pm Service from Bleakhouse Road to Combwich! A unique Somerset and Dorset train service will operate at this years Wycrail exhibition on Saturday 6th November.

The 37th annual model railway exhibition organised by the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society, on Saturday 6th November is being held at:

John Hampden Grammar School
Marlow Hill
High Wycombe
Bucks HP11 1SZ

Open 10am till 5pm

This year will see two well known Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway layouts come together under the same roof for the very first time! After several years of eager anticipation and discussion, the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society have created a rare opportunity for this overdue pairing of layouts to at last become reality - but only for one day! On the day, the highlight will be the anticipated passing of passenger and goods trains between Bleakhouse Road - Tim Maddocks' (CK) fine portrayal of the Somerset Levels and Combwich - Chris Nevard's exhibition shy, but web famous, layout based on the banks of the River Parrett.

Over 20 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts will be attending, of both British and continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges.

As well as the aforementioned, layouts exhibiting are: :

Oxendale Junction,
Stony Lane Depot,
Purbeck ,
East Street Wharf,
Neham Goods,
Nugatory Basin,
Wiggenhall Road Depot,
Mytchett Green Tramway,
Egypt Brewery,
Gas Lane,
Keyhaven Quay (some of you may know that one),
Schloss Adler,
Gamle Carlsberg,
Mason's Bridge yard,
Pine Bluff's & Ceda Falls,
Prospect Valley.

Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components, R-T-R models to books and also includes the Hornby Hobbies roadshow, the RMweb & the Hornby Magazine stands.

A free vintage bus service is once again being operated from the Railway Station and Town Centre to John Hampden Grammar School. The bus service will depart from Wycombe Railway Station on the hour between 10:00 and 16:00. Return journeys will depart John Hampden Grammar School every hour between 10:30 and 15:30 with the final two journeys departing at 16:25 and 17:05 immediately after the show closes.

Some useful links!

Saturday 11 September 2010

Brentford Waste Terminal

Brentford Waste Terminal, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.
An aerial view of Brentford Waste Terminal looking towards the centre of London. The waste after processing gets shipped off in the yellow containers by rail to a landfill site at Appleford, Oxfordshire. The photograph here is a montage of 6 frames.

Friday 10 September 2010

Rull Britannia

MJ Bladet, Summer 2010
MJ Bladet the Norwegian equivalent of the UK's Model Rail mag dropped onto the doormat.

Rather than the Norwegian content you'd expect, this issue is mainly dedicated to foreign climes, in this case us Brits. Inside there are many iconic layouts that will be familiar to regular readers of the UK press and exhibition circuit.

I'm delighted of course that my Catcott Burtle is on the cover of this issue, complete with a feature on the little trainset too - all in Norwegian of course!

I queried 'RULL BRITANNIA' thinking that heaven forbid maybe it was a spelling mistake,  it is however Norwegian humour and a play on words, 'RULL' being Norwegian for 'ROLL'.....

Thursday 9 September 2010

Another day out with the lads

Maybe it should be called Last of the Summer Wine instead? Anyway, for once the sun shone for most of the day, and we even got some heritage power too...

Thursday 2 September 2010


The railway modelling side at Nevard Towers has been rather quiet over the last few weeks, not due to a lack of interest but quite the opposite, more due to magazine shoots and and attempt to enjoy the autumn styled summer we've been enduring.

So, the address the railway modelling aspect of this BLOG, here's a chance to see some of the best UK model making around from various clubs and highly talented individuals captured for the printed page over the last year or two. If you've seen this collection before, it's just had a major update with older images removed and new ones added.