New Stock for Bankside

At a recent Monday meeting, we had the chance to look at some of the stock taking shape for Bankside (See if you can spot the work remaining!). Relatedly, we have been recently researching Ferry Vans. Bankside is inspired by the depot in Southwark that was known as the ‘Southwark Continental Depot‘. What we are not clear about is how much of its traffic was of goods imported via ferry vans. They make for appealing looking models, and would look a little different from many other layouts we have seen.

2020 show changes

2020 was going to be a year when we took St Merryn to both the Newcastle and Warley shows. Of course, that didn’t happen as planned. We hope to exhibit at both shows when they can resume.

‘St Merryn’ at Southampton Exhibition

‘St Merryn’ will be at the Southampton MRS exhibition which is being held on


Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5ZA (Satnav use SO50 5BX)

Opening Times:

Saturday 28th January 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 10.00am to 4.30pm

A significant anniversary will be commemorated whilst ‘St Merryn’ is at the Southampton show.  On the Saturday (28th January) it will be 50 years (to the day) since the last train ran from Bodmin to Padstow & return. At the end of each operating sequence during both days a special train will replicate the service on the last day.

See you at expoEM 2016

We will be at expoEM with ‘St Merryn’ this coming weekend.

Look forward to seeing many of you there.

expoEM 2016 Bracknell

Bracknell Leisure Centre
Bagshot Road, Bracknell
Berkshire, RG12 9SE

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016

EMGS Members £6.00 (inc partners and children)

Visitors Adults £8.00 Children £2.00 Family £16.00

All tickets are valid for both days.

Opening times Saturday 10.30 – 5.30 Sunday 10.00 – 4.30

‘St Merryn’ at Epsom, 23rd & 24th April 2016


The South London Area Group of the Scalefour Society are taking ‘St Merryn’ to the Epsom and Ewell Model Railway Club’s 2016 Exhibition on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April 2016 at the
North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DS

Full details on the Epsom & Ewell MRC’s Website at

We look forward to welcoming many of you so do please come along.


St Merryn ‘going Dutch’

We are looking forward to exhibiting ‘St Merryn’ at RAIL 2016 which is being held in Houten, Utrecht in the Netherlands on 19/20/21 February 2016.

The website for this exhibition can be found at

Looking forward to a great weekend with our Dutch hosts and visitors.

Dank u wel