Saturday, 15 July 2017

Triumph Model H Motorcycle

Anyone who read our Cliddesden layout article in March 2016 Railway Modeller magazine may recall I alluded to a cameo scene recorded in Edward Griffith's book of the line that I had yet to model for the layout. With Cliddesden scheduled for exhibition again in January 2018 (details to follow near the date) I decided to take time out to create the scene.

It concerns a motor-cycle, delivered to the station for its new owner to collect. It was 'borrowed' by the Station Porter who took great pleasure riding it around the countryside for a week without the owners permission. The Porter arranged for a green flag to be placed in a tree giving the all clear and a red flag if strangers were in the vicinity.

I do not know what type of motorcycle or which period this story relates to. I chose a Triumph Model H, which was in manufacture from 1915 to 1923. The 'N' gauge model was 3D printed in plastic but being so small with few details you would not recognise it as a model H but it does have the style of early motorcycles. The Porter is modelled using a wire armature and Milliput epoxy putty. He is shown leaving the Goods Yard for one of his jaunts.

Can you spot the green flag?


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Little bit of a crowd around our model railway.

On show

Come and see the only model railway layout on show at the basingstoke transport festival today. We are all set up and running, in the thornycroft society marquee.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Show Time (again)

As guests of The Thornycroft Society our Thornycroft Sidings N gauge model railway, is scheduled to appear at: 
The Basingstoke Festival of Transport
War Memorial Park, Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AG
Sunday 14th May 2016 11a.m - 4 p.m.
It will probably be the only model railway on show amongst a plethora of vintage vehicles.

Thornycroft J Class Lorry

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Astolat Model Railway Circle Exhibition - Thank you

On the 22nd January we exhibited Thornycroft Sidings at the Astolat Model Railway Circle Exhibition, this year held at the Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.

The exhibition was a very nice one day event, with 19 layouts on show in various scales, and the usual trade stands.

We would just like to say thanks to the organisers, for such a well managed show, and thanks to the chap who helped unload our cars on this frosty cold sunday morning.

Also thank you, to the visitors who passed by, and stopped to view Thornycroft. The children, who were excited by the trains running past with various loads, and the children who directed us on what trains they wanted to see. The adults who were intrigued by the corrugation effect on the roofs of the buildings, and by the painstaking work in making n gauge post and wire fencing! and those who admired the detail and the feeling the model railway evokes.

Thank you!

Some comments that I can remember:
Somebody likes making buildings!
Nice layout
How did you...
It's completely different to what else was on show

Ed & David
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