Paul

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Date registered: July 25, 2011

Latest posts

  1. DCC sound for Milton Keynes Model Railway Show — February 18, 2014
  2. Hornby Magazine publishes Ingleton Sidings feature — August 8, 2013
  3. Model railway exhibition dates 2013/14: ingleton sidings — August 5, 2013
  4. Adding DCC sound to a Bachmann Class 03 — August 3, 2013
  5. New projects for Hornby magazine and Chatham show! — May 28, 2013

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Feb 18

DCC sound for Milton Keynes Model Railway Show

Hornby Sentinel with DCC on Ingleton Sidings

Milton Keynes Model Railway Show marked a first for Ingleton Sidings. This would be the first show at which the layout ran not only DCC, but DCC sound! But what if DCC sound didn’t work? Thanks also to some crafty wiring, a simple DPDT switch was added to allow the layout to revert back to …

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Aug 08

Hornby Magazine publishes Ingleton Sidings feature

Hornby magazine contents page Ingleton Sidngs

 At last, the waiting is over… Hornby Magazine publishes the Ingleton Sidings feature! Although the photo shoot took place in March of this year, Hornby Magazine has finally published the Ingleton Sidings feature in Issue 75, the September 2013 edition. Due to editorial considerations, it is often the case that features will not appear in …

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Aug 05

Model railway exhibition dates 2013/14: ingleton sidings

The model railway exhibition dates for the remainder of 2013 and early 2014 have now been confirmed! Model Railway Exhibition Dates 2013/14 October 12/13th 2013 Great Electric Train Show November 3rd 2013 Colchester Model Railway Show January 4th 2014 Maidenhead Model Railway Exhibition February 1/2nd 2014 Stafford Model Railway Show February 15/16th 2014 Milton Keynes …

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Aug 03

Adding DCC sound to a Bachmann Class 03

Bachmann Class 03 DCC Sound

Adding DCC sound to my locos has always been a secret fascination! So this summer, I decided to add a  Zimo M648F DCC sound decoder to my Bachmann Class 03 back up loco for Ingleton Sidings. I reasoned that if micro layouts are all about creating impact and realism in a small space, then why …

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May 28

New projects for Hornby magazine and Chatham show!

Ruston Bucryus crane on BR loriot wagon

With Stratton St George appearing in May’s Hornby Magazine, Ingleton Sidings scheduled for September publication plus imminent appearances for both layouts at the Chatham Model Railway Show in June, it’s been a busy couple of months! .. And there’s nothing like a bit of activity to get the creative juices flowing! So here’s s quick …

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Mar 07

Model railway layout appears in Hornby Magazine!

Hornby magazine photo shoot for ingleton sidings

Model railway layout Ingleton Sidings appears in the Hornby Magazine very soon! This was the scene when professional photographer Trevor Jones came to Basingstoke to photograph the shunting puzzle layout for publication in the Hornby magazine sometime in the next few months. Whilst Trevor was busy getting the pro shots, I managed to sneak a …

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Jan 10

Model railway layout builders… Happy New Year!

Beer Barrels stacked against the warehouse on Ingleton Sidings the model railway layout & shunting puzzle on an ironing board

  I love New Year, a great time when things are quieter to get back to building a model railway layout! Ingleton Sidings is heading to Watford Finescale Exhibition on 16th & 17th February and so it’s time to add some new detail to keep things fresh and interesting for 2013! To further enforce (or …

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Nov 12

Kadee Couplers fitted to UK rolling stock with NEM pockets.

kadee coupler height gauge #206 used on Ingleton Sidings shunting puzzle on an ironing board.

At exhibitions, the most frequently asked question is always the same… “What couplings are you using?” Kadee Couplers. More commonly seen on continental layouts, Kadees seem to have attracted UK modellers in increasing numbers in recent years. The reason? Probably because with a little imagination, these couplings can prove reliable when fitted into the standard NEM pocket. …

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Nov 07

Is a model railway layout ever finished?!

Ingleton Sidings at the National Festival of Railway Modelling in Peterborough with British Railway Modelling

Shunting Puzzle, Ingleton Sidings appears at the National Festival of Railway Modelling in Peterborough in October 2012 with British Railway Modelling. Across the weekend of October 20th & 21st, Ingleton Sidings joined plenty of familiar faces at the East of England Showground in Cambridgeshire. Despite the best pre-exhibition checks, most honest modellers experience some minor hiccups …

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Sep 13

Size DOES matter… on an O gauge model railway layout!

Academy Modellers O gauge model railway layout sector plate

Size DOES matter… especially on an O gauge model railway layout! Academy Modellers, my local group of railway modellers in Basingstoke, is building a new O gauge model railway layout. The plans show an O gauge model railway layout almost 40 feet long and capable of taking 4 coach trains plus loco and 10 wagon goods trains also …

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