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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:50 pm
by alex3410
they look brilliant as always thanks for sharing :D

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:39 am
by ParkeNd
The photos are really excellent and the concentration on older locos makes it refreshingly different. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:16 am
by mattmay05
To celebrate a soon returning Q-Class to steam hopefully by the end of the month, My Wills finecast kit came out for a few photos.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:39 pm
by mattmay05
A few additions of models just finished.

DJH U-Class, numbered 1618
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Bachmann, LBSC, E4 conversion to BirchGrove.
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Metropolitan Railways E-Class, Met 1
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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:39 pm
by mattmay05
A few photos of Kernow's O2 tank, taken last month this model is K2101, W24 Calbourne the only survivor which is based on the Isle of Wight. This model is modelled as preserved back in 2010, the loco is at this time being repainted in to BR late crest.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:49 pm
by Bufferstop
More nice pictures Matty. When the whole is this good who needs to go looking for minor errors/compromises. Scenic railway modelling is an art form, for the rivet counter there's IKB's delightful water tinted working drawings, for the romantic there's WM Turner's "Rain, Steam and Speed" and we all fit somewhere in between.

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:13 pm
by mattmay05
The sister O2 arrived a week before Christmas, numbered 16, Ventnor, the model runs silently with it's coreless motor, Only small adjustments were made to the back to backs which were 0.5mm out, model pulls well for it's size and out performs the Hornby M7 by pulling 6 coaches on the flat double of what the M7 is capable of.
Sadly I do not have any suitable rolling stock so like most IOW locos it's either double headed due to the air brakes or on freight.

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A small review I have made on 24 available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2cEQTBn2_8

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:02 am
by mattmay05
A few photos from yesterday, showing the finished K's Kit of an ex-LBSC loco, SR, K-Class numbered 2341, not a very well known fact that the Bluebell at one point nearly saved a K-Class but the more important purchase of the line came first and sadly an opportunity to preserve one was lost.

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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:35 pm
by mattmay05
Couple of photos from the end of May when I returned to the layout for a bit of a running session. Managed to get 2 videos done for future release.

1: London Transport weekend
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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:02 am
by mattmay05
A few new models have arrived over the past few months, some from the manufactures and some I have finished modifying.

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re-numbered std 4mt tank, 80064

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Merchant Navy, Port Line, with modified tender 5,100 as preserved, detailed
with RT Models parts.

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Bulleid Line up

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Hornby's Adams radial, with Hornby's most recent announcement SECR H-Class
In tow is the ex-Lswr 58ft stock

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Model Rails USA tank commission produced by Bachmann, also new SR ballast
wagon, chivers fineline kit

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73082 Camelot out on the layout..

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:03 pm
by mattmay05
A few more recent photo's after the magazine photographer has been, plus some refurbished and new models:

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After 7 years of being built from a Dean Sidings kit, 178 P-Class had the transfer treatment to improve how it looks, SECR insignia from Fox
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Recent arrival, H-Class 263 (308) has had quite a bit of work done, adding pipework, rivets to the smokebox, painting and lining the roof, although not quite complete yet, as homemade transfers will be applied to the sand boxes.
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Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:42 pm
by GeraldH
Your modelling is stunning and quite an inspiration :) .

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:51 pm
by mjb1961
This great model railway is featured in the February 18 hornby magazine,,,.well done ,,

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:04 pm
by End2end
And on page 22 in the January issue of Railway Magazine Guide to modelling! I'd know that layout anywhere even if it is just one shot.
Congratulations mattmay. :D
Thanks
End2end

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:05 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Saw it in the magazine today, congratulations, great layout.

Jim