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British Railway Modelling Mag. July 2014

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:18 pm
by dingbat2d
T gauge layout featured in British Railway Modelling July issue. Half page write up, trackplan and pictures of 'Wheatstone Bridge'.
There is a Blogspot link quoted but it doesn't appear to work.

I have no connection with this layout but thought someone here may know the owner / builder Henry Hearle

Just discovered there is a facebook page for this layout
https://www.facebook.com/WheatstoneBridgeModelRailway

Re: British Railway Modelling Mag. July 2014

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:39 pm
by hhearle
Hi, just joined this after rediscovering it had been reopened! (thanks Doug :D )

The layout is (or should I say was) mine - I had emailed the editor a few months back, and at the time they had said since T Gauge was "still in its infancy" they didn't think it would be suitable. So I was quite surprised when it appeared in the mag - presumably the new editor had a different idea.

There are a few inaccuracies with the article - firstly, the layout overall was called "Coralbank", and "Wheatstone Bridge" was only phase 1. Wheatstone Bridge did an exhibition at Perth in Scotland last year, which was disastrous to say the least. The baseboard wasn't strong enough, the track didn't line up properly and power was very hit and miss. Coupled with the fact that it was incomplete and looked like a track loop with a river and some bags of flock thrown at it, suffice to say it didn't last long.

The pictures in the magazine are actually from Dunquickley, the 20-minute-to-build micro micro layout, measuring just under 15x6cm. This layout has also recently been decommissioned unfortunately, due to a lack of time and space. Getting a job didn't help that, and now that I'm heading off to university to further my career I'll have even less space, time and money :roll:

Apologies for what sounds like a disappointing story, hence why the blogspot link won't work. The facebook page is still active but it hasn't been updated in a while. Court cases, restaurant inspections and the like have been taking up my time recently so little has been happening on the modelling front. However, Paisley, where I will be studying, has a lovely high level station at Gilmour Street that might be the subject of a future layout.

Regards,

Wolfie

Henry Hearle