Some of the collection goes on show!

Last Saturday Bressingham Steam Museum held its Garden Railway day. The exhibition had a lot of traders selling G scale a large-scale trains for people to set up in their gardens. We were also invited to exhibit an O gauge layout and displayed Sefton Yard, a small goods yard layout built by Kelvin Barnes

Kelvin, Graham Minshull and myself operated this throughout the day and we were joined by Kelvin’s wife Audrey, our number one supporter and supplier of snacks.

I took quite a lot of pics and have sent them to Kelvin who will show some on his blog at

Here are some additional pics that Kelvin may not have on his site. These try to feature my stock and Jinty engine more than those on Kelvin’s pages.

In order to try to blend my stock in with the correct period, I only took a few light grey coal wagons, a pipe wagon, a brake van and a few box vans. All of these were fitted with Sprat and Winkle couplings as this layout uses magnets and Spratt fitted stock. I had weathered all my wagons but Kelvin had weathered by Jinty quite recently.

The layout is so small and yet it always receives positive comments. It was great to talk to people young and old. I always enjoy speaking to the young modellers in order to encourage them in whatever they are doing.

We return to Bressingham again on September 2nd for its Model Railway day. On this occasion we will be bringing 2 layouts. Norton Wood, a OO gauge modern image and Ashwell Moor, an O gauge modern image fuel and stabling point. This means I will certainly have my Re-railing project coaches with me as these feature home-made decals for Ashwell Moor.


Not to sure what I’m going to do about the crane though!

S 🙂


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