Measuring 22ft by 1ft 6", the layout is available for a small number of exhibitions each year.
Exhibition managers can contact the owners through the Society's Promotions Officer, Jol Wilkinson, at email@example.com
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Peter,pstanton wrote:Simon is probably too modest so I'd better register:-
Model Railway Journal, No. 198.
"Blackberry Lane Shed. Simon Fountain describes his 7mm scale model of an L&NWR engine shed."
It looks fabulous!
I'm looking forward to seeing the article on Blackberry Lane, when my copy turns up. I get MRJ by subscription, so it is invariably several days later in arriving by post than in W H Smiffs. Most frustrating!
Having been shown at a number of exhibitions, I decided to extend the layout and create a through station format. The revised track plan was approved by Richard Foster as being representative of LNWR practise and he also kindly produced a signalling diagram.
The revised layout appeared at a number of major shows, including the Warley NEC exhibition in 2016 as part of the S4 Society's 40th anniversary display (seen here during setting up on a cold Friday evening).
The time has come however, to retire from the stress and strain of taking a Transit full of model railway hundreds of miles to model railway exhibitions. The original terminus format layout has been "reinstated" and will be passing back into the hands of John Redrup, one of its original builders. The new section, seen below will hopefully form the foundations of a new, permanent, layout.
London Road also appeared in Model Railway Journal and Railway Modeller in late 2018, representing the LNWR in 4mm scale across the modelling spectrum.
we are in the (very slow) progress of moving house t a nearby seaside town. The new property (fingers crossed) has a larger garden then we want to cultivate so I have commissioned a 28 x 14 garden office, which will also accommodate my planned new version of London Road, based upon the two new baseboard units I built.