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July Blog... although a bit late...

Posted by Matt Wickham on July 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 June has been a very busy month, now in to July, the sun is out, and the big push to get the layout running again is in full swing!


On Horsted Keynes, some tiding and small alterations have been made, mainly to the platforms. Platform 4 and 5 the edging stones or card has bee cut back a bit now allowing the Maunsell coaches through without too much trouble.

The canopy's one platforms 1-2 and 3-4 have had a ...

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June Blog.

Posted by Matt Wickham on June 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

June Blog


So now in to June… looks like summer has been and gone… but what’s been going on…


Horsted Keynes

On Horsted Keynes… the back scenes have been taken down for some work… mainly on the colour of the sky as that was a bit blue…. So its being toned down a bit. Also whilst awaiting track components which I left on the Isle of wight after my holiday ...

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April / May Blog

Posted by Matt Wickham on May 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

April / May Blog

Could of sworn I wrote an April Blog obviously I didn't....


Its been a month… so what has been going on…


Magazine News!

Finally the day has come! My model of Horsted Keynes in a magazine, Model Rail, 16th May, photos by Chris Nevard, so if you want to know more, pick up a copy when the next edition is on the shelves of WHSmith… Very much looking forward to it!


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March Blog

Posted by Matt Wickham on March 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2)

So on to March...

First a new kit arrived very early in March, this kit was already built although in a pretty bad state of repair. A SE Finecast U-Class was brought from Ebay / Rails of Sheffield for £102, which is quite cheap for a U-Class as they do go for a lot more especially if they are a DJH kit.

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February Blog:

Posted by Matt Wickham on February 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Projects, Exhibitions, Railway Trips / Tours.

Welcome to this February blog from the Bluebell Model Railway, covering what to expect in the next few months.


Projects this year continues where it left off last year, Rolling stock is a key part of the Bluebell Railway, having one of the best collection of vintage rolling stock in the country. Doing a model of the Bluebell means I will be after these as...

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January 2013

Posted by Matt Wickham on January 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope all the readers of the website Blog had a good Christmas and new year.

Whats been happening on the layout and on the website I hear you ask??

On the website, on the Loco pages, several new videos have been added, you can find these on the Class of loco column ones that are underlined have the videos. The new ones added this week, are 34059, Baxter, 96 Normandy, E4 - B473, Q1 - C1. You can also...

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December Blog...

Posted by Matt Wickham on December 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

December Blog

So a month has passed... and now we are getting to the end of 2012... But just before the end we have some nice surprises...

C-Class + Dukedogs...

The Bachmann C-Class in full SECR livery was released on the last weekend of November, and pretty much sold out within the week, certainly proving very popular. I managed to get mine on the last week of November from Hatton’s... and apart from a nasty moulding lin...

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November 2012

Posted by Matt Wickham on November 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Getting to wards the end of 2012 now, and the end of a couple of projects...

Loco project H2.
 Theres been alot of interest in the EX-LBSC H2 project which is close to completion this weekend. The loco has been built from no less than 5 Hornby locos... and spares.

The locos for a base was a GWR Hornby Castle, dating from mid 2000's from a Harry Potter set, next 2 bits as a trailing wheel set from an A4 / A3 and also a Clan bogie. This would make th...

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October 2012

Posted by Matt Wickham on October 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

October goings on..........


SECR, P-Class, 27 (Primrose), hasbeen completed since the last blog, last seen fully painted ready for transfers Im happy to report it is complete and it runs nicely,  The loco build can be found on a few forums around the web if you are interested in seeing what was done.

 The kit itself is a nice straight forward build, which is quite easy for beginners, but builds in to a nice...

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September 2012

Posted by Matt Wickham on September 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Nearly a whole month has passed... and things have moved on and changed round a bit...

LNWR Observation Car (1503)

First the LNWR observation car... the coach thats taken 2 and a bit years to finish... was finally completed at the end of last month... finally marking an end to a unique project. The coach I feel has turned out quite well, and seems to be extremely popular with the followers on the Bluebell Model Railway Facebook group, so I'm pleased with...

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