Introduction

I have been modelling 009 scale (4mm or "00" scale on 9mm gauge track) model railways since the early 1980's and have found the hobby creative and enjoyable.  Initially I built and ran my layouts at home as they were fixed and static, but from 1992 I started exhibiting at local shows with a few friends in the "Norfolk 009 Group" building 009 in "modules", then later I preferred exhibiting with my wife who has been very helpful and also enjoys making scenery on our layouts.

We originally built and exhibited a layout called "Carne", then made a few micro layouts called "Grumblewick Coombe", "Fotherham" and "Hawkins Tower".  Our favourite 009 layout was "The Whitsend Tramway" exhibited around East Anglia from 2007 to 2015, then, a smaller table top layout called "Nibley Knoll" was built and run from 2012 to 2017, and more, smaller layouts followed called "Raven Gill" and "Ellerbank".

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The Whitsend Tramway -009

Then in 2017 the "steam" ran out.  I had no great ideas about what to build next in 009 scale and a complete change was made in my railway modelling, changing to a much larger 1:24 15" gauge (sometimes called Gn15) scale, and building my new exhibition layout "Longstone"along with my wife.
                   
     
Nibley Knoll - 009


Longstone - 1:24 15" gauge (Gn15)


At present (2019) "Longstone" is being exhibited, but I have recently started another 009 scale layout called "Shortwaite Hill".  It's been refreshing to start again in 009 with a "blank page" and new ideas.

Started in January 2018 this blog is a history of all my layouts - click on "MORE POSTS" to go back in time or view them from the Archive in the menu on the right..


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