Ashland at the Spalding show this weekend

Ashland was a challenge to build a working and fully scenic model railway layout in just two days at the Hornby Magazive LIVE! Exhibition back in July 2011. As regular readers of this blog will know I was part of the challenge building team along with Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild and fellow modeller Richard Proudman. We started the build as the doors to the show opened at 9.30am  on the Saturday and by 3pm on the Sunday the layout was complete and operating for the visiting public to watch.

Ashland running in 1946-9 guise with my stock in this case 21C102 ‘Salisbury’ with original style cab

Following on from its appearance last week at the successful 40th Wycrail exhibition of the High Wycombe and District MRS, this coming weekend I shall be operating Ashland with Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild at the  the Spalding Model Railway Club exhibition

T9 class number 721 trundles through Ashland with the morning milk train.

Being based somewhere in North Cornwall on the Southern Withered Arm we will once again be running my own 1946 to 1949 era stock on the Saturday and Mike’s BR(s) stock on the Sunday.

The Spalding exhibition will also showcase, in a dedicated hall,  a number of layouts  that have appeared within the pages of Hornby Magazine over the last few years.

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