Following on from marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day earlier this month on 8th May, today marks 80 years on since the evacuation of Allied soldiers commenced from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This is essentially a repost from 5 years ago but … Continue reading Operation Dynamo; not just small ships…the Southern Railway played its part…80 years on
In a way this post follows on from my previous ramblings in my 'armchair' series such as "Armchair R-T-R Designers" and "Armchair R-T-R tooling and manufacturing Logistics" and even my comment piece on "The process in producing an R-T-R Models". Questions were recently raised on a popular model railway forum why certain Ready-To-Run (R-T-R) models … Continue reading From the armchair, pre-grouping models and R-T-R, is back dating that simple?
This weekend sees a number of events taking place to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940. The Dunkirk evacuation, code named Operation Dynamo, was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off … Continue reading Operation Dynamo; not just small ships…the Southern Railway played its part
Last weekend saw the annual Warley National Model railway Exhibition at the NEC, this post rounds up the news from a Southern / BR(s) perspective. As duplication seems to be the order of the day I have also duplicated part of the post title from one I have used before. It is usual for some manufacturers … Continue reading That was the Warley that was ’14, duplication is the name of the game… [Updated 28/11/14]
Last weekend I had the privilege to be assisting fellow High Wycombe and District MRS members Alan and Simon Paley with their delightful Pre-Grouping layout Loughborough Road (on which most of the pictures below were taken) at the excellent RMweb live event in Coventry. It was also a chance to catch up with a number of the … Continue reading Latest on new Southern related model in development and or production