Tag Archive: model railway

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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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 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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Sep 08

How to promote your model railway layout to exhibition managers.

It’s interesting how exhibition managers struggle to find good quality layouts each year, yet there are plenty of exhibition layouts looking for bookings! Perhaps the new world of content marketing can help? With the advent of YouTube and new software such as Animoto and iMovie it is now possible to promote your layout to a …

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Apr 15

Lights, Camera, Action!

Front page of the action rail UK website as featured on Ingleton Sidings the shunting puzzle model railway layout

An inspirational weekend for Ingleton Sidings! Although staged in the miserable Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham, (the only local hall big enough for such a show) Trainwest is a friendly exhibition with great hosts in the Bentley Model Railway Group. This year, Exhibition Manager Geoff Endacott brought together a superb selection of layouts which …

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Jan 21

Model railway layout adds new scenic detail for Astolat MRS show.

New brewery piping on Ingleton Sidings, the model railway layout and shunting puzzle on an ironing board

Revealed at the Astolat Model Railway Show 2012, the new scenic detail added to Ingleton Sidings seems to be well received! One of the potential issues with sidings layouts is that there is always a halt at one end, leaving the issue of just  how to mask the end of the baseboard. John & I …

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Jan 16

Model railway shunting layout appears at Astolat Model Railway Show.

Burnt out brake van & wagon on Ingleton Sidings shunting puzzle model railway exhibition layout

Ingleton Sidings makes tracks to The Astolat Model Railway Exhibition 10am – 5pm on Saturday 21st January 2012. The venue is the meeting rooms at the Methodist Church on Woodbridge Road in Guildford, GU1 4RG. The usual high standard of layouts will be evident, noteworthy on the day will be a last chance to see …

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Jan 14

Listen to the Ingleton Sidings podcast on The Model Railway Show!

The Model Railway Show Ingleton Sidings Podcast

Ingleton Sidings is now a radio star! Just how a model railway shunting layout can star on the radio is perhaps a point open for debate, yet Canada’s Jim Martin & Trevor Marshall do a great job bringing the hobby to life on their fortnightly podcast. Slick & fast paced, the show is professionally presented …

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