On Sunday the Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club held their annual exhibition. It was an enjoyable show with a large selection of traders, great secondhand stalls, lots of layouts…. and very good cakes 🙂
It was good to get a close look at The Yard by Martin Coombs, I’ve seen it at two other exhibitions but it’s always been surrounded by huge crowds. It’s an impressive piece of modelling, or perhaps I should say model engineering. Modelled in 7mm scale, it features standard gauge and narrow gauge track, a working gantry crane and working lorries. The trains are DCC with ‘stay alive’ and the slow running is impressive. The crane and lorries are radio controlled and the operators change between operating the trains, the crane and the lorries depending on what they want to do.
This is the underside of one of the lorries. The barrery is under the…
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