Winkle’s in Pictures!

My OO gauge exhibition layout winkle’s Yard was set up in my house for a few days awaiting the arrival of Chris Nevard, the Model Rail magazine’s main photographer.

The setting up of the layout, gave me some valuable opportunities to finish certain jobs like the bridge, the rear fencing and a little extra static grass here and there.

Watching Chris work is an education in itself particularly as he takes ages going over the layout looking for interesting shots and angles that will stimulate those that purchase the magazine in due course.

A day after his visit, I had a go at some railway photography too. It’s not brilliant by any means but it’s my layout and they are my pictures, so enjoy this little offering.

If you want to see what a real expert can do, use the search tool to look up George Street on this blog.



A class 08 shunter pulls into Winkle’s Yard
A class 37 takes a little break before its next duty
The local shunter replenishes the local supply of coal
An 08 shunter brings in a new supply of engine fuel.
The BR blue CCT van is an unusual visitor to Winkle’s Yard
The shunter carefully passes some workmen attending to some of the point rodding.
The oil tanks are put in place, ready for their departure.
Another unusual visitor makes a surprise appearance away from its normal express duties


On Sunday 17 March 2019. Kelvin Barnes’ latest OO gauge layout Copsey made its debut appearance at the Action show which was raising money for the Girl Guides.

Kelvin has cleverly modelled the layout so that its station signs can be changed for different regions or time periods. This allowed us to run Kelvin’s Anglia region stock for 3 hours in the morning and then I flooded the layout with my BR blue era stock for the afternoon session.

It was a happy relaxed exhibition which allowed Copsey to find its feet before further outings later in the year.

Here are a selection of pictures starting with the morning session and ending up with a lot of the blue stuff!

All pictures © Shaun Harvey 2019

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We have no plans for world domination (well not just yet) but we were asked to bring two layouts to this years Poringland Show for the Norfolk Railway Society. One of these was Norton Wood, a 3rd rail small terminus with scope for a little bit of shunting and Lowe Street – inspired by the old Lowestoft Sleeper Depot pictured below.

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We had lots of positive comments about both layouts and some people even commented about their memories of Lowestoft Sleeper Depot or relatives that had worked there.

Here are some pictures from both layouts.

LOWE STREET -built by Kelvin Barnes

NORTON WOOD – built by Kelvin Barnes