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The 2011 RMweb Members Day

07 July 2011

  RMweb Members Day 2011
  RMweb Members Day 2011 - British Railway Modelling magazine stand
 The British Railway Modelling magazine stand

With well over a dozen model railway layouts to be discovered, our visit to the RMweb Members' Day in Stafford was a real eye-opener...

This year's RMweb Members' Day was a great success, and a chance to see some excellent model railway layouts and get to meet the operators. RMweb is an internet community devoted to model railways that was started 6 years ago by enthusiast Andy York. A large modelling community soon developed and they now hold an annual Members' Day. One of Andy's goals was to hold an event which was free from the pressures of the normal exhibition environment, and - despite the constant flow of visitors - this was certainly the case on the day. There were demonstrations, clinics and trade stands from over 20 companies and individuals too. 

Here's a highlights video,  a video interview with Andy, and a full gallery of the model railway layouts on display:

RMweb Members' Day 2011 - Video Highlights   Exclusive interview with RMweb founder, Andy York
 
 
 

We were treated to a range of scales and eras in railway modelling and an astounding range of locomotives and rolling stock. We're looking forward to next years' members' day. Many thanks to all the exhibitors who kindly allowed us to take photos and video footage (apologies to those who may have been missed during the busy course of the day), and of course thanks to Andy York who - despite being rushed off his feet - found the time to be interviewed.

RMweb Members Day 2011 - Bradfield Gloucester Square RMweb Members Day 2011 - Bradfield Gloucester Square RMweb Members Day 2011 - Bradfield Gloucester Square   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Bradfield Gloucester Square
Bradfield, Gloucester Square - (The Laird). A fictitious location based on the architectural style and method of operation of the Midland Railway’s terminus in Bradford. A sequenced 24 hour timetable, based on the summer 1962 working timetable, is operated. The layout features Digital Command Control with onboard sound systems. 4mm, OO gauge.
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Culreoch RMweb Members Day 2011 - Culreoch RMweb Members Day 2011 - Culreoch   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Culreoch  
Culreoch - (Jamie). Built in 2007 by Ken Gibbons and friends on Humberside, Culreoch is now backdated under Jamie’s ownership to depicta typical scene on the Dumfries-Stranraer "Port Road" line in the 1963-65 period. Heavily inspired by the remote haltand passing loop at Loch Skerrow, whilst the characteristic G&SWR architecture is from other recognisable Gallowaylocations. The layout is modelled in 4mm:ft, EM gauge and uses a mix of converted ready-to-run and kitbuilt stock..
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Deesdale Road RMweb Members Day 2011 - Deesdale Road RMweb Members Day 2011 - Deesdale Road   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Deesdale Road  
Deesdale Road - (Andrew P.) Deesdale Road is a small terminus station situated in or around the Birmingham area running 150 and 153 units etc. It has 2 platform faces, 2 engineers sidings and a distribution warehouse and a run around loop for operational interest. There is also part of the fiddle yard now exposed in a walled cutting which acts as a stabling point for units etc. It is operated with DCC and Kadee couplings. 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Aberdeen Kirkhill RMweb Members Day 2011 - Aberdeen Kirkhill RMweb Members Day 2011 - Aberdeen Kirkhill   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Aberdeen Kirkhill
Aberdeen Kirkhill - (Dunedin & Flood). Aberdeen Kirkhill Traction and Rolling Stock Depot is a 4mm scale, OO gauge, DCC layout set in the winter months ofearly 1988. It utilises traction and rolling stock which is authentic to the period and we run a sequence incorporating allthe applicable trains from the working timetable of 1987-88..
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Felton Lane (Goods) RMweb Members Day 2011 - Felton Lane (Goods) RMweb Members Day 2011 - Felton Lane (Goods)   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Felton Lane (Goods)
Felton Lane (Goods) - (Worsdell Forever). RMweb 2010 Challenge entryA short goods only branch a couple of miles to the north east of Crook in Co. Durham. Opened by the Stockton &Darlington in 1855, it lost its passenger service in 1882 after the NER took over. The buildings are all scratchbuilt usingcard, Slaters stone and Scalescenes brick and slates. They are mostly based on structures in west Durham, theexception is the stable building which is from Northumberland..
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Glenuig RMweb Members Day 2011 - Glenuig RMweb Members Day 2011 - Glenuig   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Glenuig
Glenuig - (sixteen 12 by 10s)
.
 EM gauge, the space of the scenic part is 7’ by 18”. Scottish west coast themed with passenger, timber, fish anddistillery traffic. The track is constructed using C&L components. All buildings and structures are scratch built. Stock isa mixture of modified RTR and kit built. Operation is DCC with sound fitted locos (just trying to get a decoder in aseagull for the ultimate effect!)
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Grime Street RMweb Members Day 2011 - Grime Street RMweb Members Day 2011 - Grime Street   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Grime Street  
Grime Street – (Red DevilGrime Street is a fictional area of south Leeds in the early 1950s featuring the many varied types of Leeds CityTransport trams many of which are scratchbuilt to 4mm scale on 16.5mm track. Members Day will probably be its lastouting in this form as an extension making it twice as big is currently being built. 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Highclere RMweb Members Day 2011 - Highclere RMweb Members Day 2011 - Highclere   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Highclere  
Highclere – (MissyJulia’s representation of a simple through station on the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton route in 2mm finescale withassociated scratchbuilt and kitbuilt stock is one of Rmweb’s most popular blogs. The 2mm work being seen at presenton the site is truly outstanding and being led by the modellers who are very much the hobby’s future. 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Little Brickhill RMweb Members Day 2011 - Little Brickhill RMweb Members Day 2011 - Little Brickhill   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Little Brickhill
Little Brickhill – 08221 – (Steve and Lewis Kesterton).
 A small circular layout. The station is fictional, but located on the Bletchley to Bedford branch line between the realstation of Bow Brickhill and Woburn Sands. The layout is set in 1981 and sees a variety of traffic, including some to thecement works and warehouse at the front of the layout. Rolling stock is from a variety of manufacturers, whilst otherstock is kit built or modified ready to run. The layout is operated by DCC using a Lenz Compact controller.
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Once Upon a Time in The West RMweb Members Day 2011 - Once Upon a Time in The West
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Once Upon a Time in The West
Once Upon a Time in the West – (Old Gringo, 2manyspams & Indomitable026).
 The three amigos continue their build of a HO layout based on ATSF practice around 1919 in New Mexico. Old Gringowith his love of Westerns is very much the ringleader assisted by 2manyspams and Indomitable026 who are bestknown for their layouts, Treneglos and Diesels in the Duchy respectively.
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Outon Road RMweb Members Day 2011 - Outon Road RMweb Members Day 2011 - Outon Road   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Outon Road
Outon Road – (RBE). RMweb 2010 Challenge entryOuton Road is a fictitious urban branch station somewhere between Preston and Huddersfield in the late 80s/early 90swith small PW yard which resides by a larger yard just off scene. The layout is DCC controlled and features sound tosome locos. Future 4ft extension planned plus OHLE.
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Paynestown RMweb Members Day 2011 - Paynestown RMweb Members Day 2011 - Paynestown   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Paynestown  
Paynestown – (Barry TenPaynestown is a fictitious branch line terminus set in the South Wales valleys in the immediate post-nationalisation era.Most of the Code 100 trackwork on the layout was recycled from earlier projects, while many of the buildings and scenic items have seen life on former layouts. 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Summat Colliery RMweb Members Day 2011 - Summat Colliery RMweb Members Day 2011 - Summat Colliery   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Summat Colliery
Summat Colliery – (Redgate Models). Summat Colliery is a fictitious East Midlands layout set in 1958 towards the last days of BR steam. Modelled in 00gauge using Peco code 75 track throughout, the layout is totally DCC controlled. Points are operated by Peco solenoidscontrolled via the DCC handset using MERG accessory decoder boards connected to the DCC bus.
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Tremore RMweb Members Day 2011 - Tremore RMweb Members Day 2011 - Tremore   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Tremore  
Tremore – (northpointRMweb 2010 Challenge entryTremore is a small OO scale layout situated in Cornwall. It supposes that the section of the former LSWR lines aroundBodmin survived to today, mainly because of the china clay traffic. The layout is set in the present day with passengertraffic in the hands of a single unit DMU and freight handled by a class08". 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Wales, Rails, Rain & Steel RMweb Members Day 2011 - Wales, Rails, Rain & Steel RMweb Members Day 2011 - Wales, Rails, Rain & Steel   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Wales, Rails, Rain & Steel  
Wales, Rails, Rain & Steel – (Marc SmithA steelworks layout, based in South Wales, a micro-layout of 6 feet, including fiddle-yard representing parts of a rodmill,where steel coil is loaded into empties, and marshalled, ready for dispatch. The layout features Marc’s ingenioususe of mirrors and mood lighting to bring a real sense of theatre to a small space. 
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Waton RMweb Members Day 2011 - Waton RMweb Members Day 2011 - Waton   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Waton
Waton – (elDavo). Winner of the RMweb 2010 Challenge entryNow expanded beyond the Challenge dimensions, Waton is loosely based on Water Orton and challenges N gaugeconventions with its handbuilt track. Waton was a clear winner in the 2010 Challenge and we are pleased to see its first public appearance today..
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Welham Green RMweb Members Day 2011 - Welham Green RMweb Members Day 2011 - Welham Green   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Welham Green  
Welham Green – (Dapol Dave) Welham Green was built by the late leading N-gauge, Andy Calvert, and is now regularly seen showcasing Dapol’slatest developments and Dave’s interest in N-gauge sound. Activity concentrates around a small depot in an urbanlocation. Alongside Welham Green Dave will be displaying some of Dapol’s latest product developments." 
Rm Web Members day 2011 - Capstan Shunting
Rm Web Members day 2011 - Capstan ShuntingRm Web Members day 2011 - Capstan Shunting

Capstan Shunting (49395) RMweb 2010 Challenge entry. The layout features 5 sidings, 10 capstans, 2 points and 2 fully functional wagon turntables. Langley fine S link chain(the smallest they sell) is used to move the wagons around in the absence of a suitable scaled down rope. The wagonturntables are constructed from copperclad board, cut into a circle with the rails soldered in place and then plasticardscribed to replicate planks glued in place.

RMweb Members Day 2011 - Widnes Vine Yard RMweb Members Day 2011 - Widnes Vine Yard RMweb Members Day 2011 - Widnes Vine Yard   
RMweb Members Day 2011 - Widnes Vine Yard
Widnes Vine Yard – (Wirral Finescale Railway Modellers). The layout is based on the junction at the Widnes end of the former St Helens Railway. The layout features full DigitraxDCC control with ‘soft panels’ running Railroad & Co. software. Tortoise point motors are controlled via NCE ‘Switch-it’accessory decoders and the signalling system via a Digitrax SE8C signal decoder.

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