Some pictures from the Scalefour AGM on 17 June 2017 are given below, and were taken by Clive Burrows, unless otherwise stated.
Additional pictures of the event, mostly taken by Natalie Jones, can be seen on Kelly Harding's blog.
Two shots of Bodmin, with David Burton driving and Martin Goodall on the box in the first shot (and with David Mead and Ivan Tan in the fiddle yard). The second shot was taken just after the show had finished with all the stock having been stowed away.
Tony Wilkins (seated on the right) was showing some fiddle yard trackwork for his Brimsdown layout. The central batch of turnouts have been designed to just fit onto two baseboards, and although the Vs are 1:7, the diverging roads are curved through the crossing to generate an effective angle of 1:6.19 at their extremity (doncha luv Templot?). Paul Cram is chatting to Hywel Rees, and Jeremy Suter is chatting to Chris Lyons.
Two shots of part of Hemel Hempstead MR – this is a model under construction of the Midland Railway station on the branch of the line from Harpenden Junction, and is being produced by John Redrup and friends. The branch passenger trains terminated here but the line continued on to service industries. Not including fiddleyards, the scenic section of Hemel is 17' long, on four baseboards. In the right foreground are Andy Woodward and Andy Walker, the other two-thirds of the 'Hemel trio'.
Hubert Carr man's his MRD stand. On the left, Jim Summers (with his back to the camera) and Brian Self are having a natter.
In the foyer, with Eileen's Emporium
Phil McGovern (left) and Mike Peascod (right) with Foxup
Carol (Tony Sheffield's partner) and Ann Burrows kept everyone royally fed and watered during the event
Oh yes, btw, there was the AGM as well... from left to right: Mike Ainsworth, Danny Cockling, Paul Willis, Steve Carter, Chris Mitton (pic by Ivan Tan)
(The following pictures of Foxup and Watford London & Birmingham were taken prior to the Scalefour AGM.)
Foxup description and pictures
A 4mm P4 layout, originally built by the late Michael Hensbrey, but bought after his untimely death and now owned by a group of five friends ('The Foxup Five'). Michael's own history of the line and description of the layout is: "In the year 1874, Messieurs Crossley and Sharland met at Appleby to discuss the progress of the new main line of the Midland Railway. When the meeting was completed, they went their separate ways. John Crossley paid a visit to Littondale. During this short break he became very impressed with the area and realised that this lovely valley could make a pleasant retreat for the wealthy from the rigours of the working week in Leeds and Bradford. He contacted Charles Sharland to join him as soon as convenient. The outcome of this encounter, and subsequent discussions with the Midland board, was the construction of a branch line from Skipton into Littondale terminating at Foxup. The area was promoted as a good place to reside to the entrepreneurs of the northern cities. In the course of time the branch was built, single line but with enough land available to double as necessary. The railways promotional schemes were eventually so successful that in the early 1900s the line was, out of necessity, doubled but that, as they say, is another story. The layout is a small branch line set in the early years of the last century following Midland Railway practices. This includes the Midland's love of complex pointwork. Three-way, three-throw and double slip are to be seen, all built by Mike. All bar one building use Slaters Plastikard; all building roofs are slated using thin paper."
The current group of owners, although modelling the same Edwardian period, have no especial interest in the Midland Railway. Consequently the stock now used is in part from Mike Hensbrey's collection but comes also from a number of other pre-grouping companies which operated in north west England. To accommodate these the location has also been moved eight miles south-west (but still in the West Riding of Yorkshire), where the Midland had junctions with both the Furness, via a joint line, and London and North Western Railways. Without making any radical changes – Mike was a very good modeller, and we wished to preserve the layout as he envisaged it – we have continued to develop the scenic aspects with a view to making it more complete; he never had time to finish it.
Phil McGovern, Geoff Lines and Mike Peascod (pic taken at a Scaleforum I think)
Watford (London & Birmingham) 1846
Ian Forsyth's depiction of the early days of railways as a small diorama, the stock and buildings are all scratch built and based on prototype information.