4 results found for 'Geoff Forster'

  • All Change at LLangunllo

    Geoff Forster

    Issue 263 (2018)

    p.151

    4mm/EM

    Geoff Forster describes how he rebuilt his Western region layout and furthered his original 'less is more' ideas

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Llangunllo in EM

    Geoff Forster

    Issue 245 (2016)

    p.43

    4mm/EM

    Geoff Forster has always considered a through station served by two fiddle yards or whatever to be a waste of good modelling space, but not anymore. He now enjoys watching the train appear to arrive from one place and travel on elsewhere - so he asks "Who indeed needs a large layout? Despite Llangunllo's small size and nature, it is very interesting to operate. The lever frame certainly adds something extra to the operation, and takes me back to those happy days when I would be invited to pull a lever in the local signal box. What a struggle that could be, and woe betide me if I didn't wipe my shoes before entering the box."

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Making the Most of Fiddle Yards

    Geoff Forster

    Issue 267 (2018)

    p.317

    When we featured Geoff Forster's beautifully nostalgic 'Llangunllo' in MRJ 263, mention was made of his scenic fiddle yard. Here he talks about the idea, which gives his model added presence, and is a clever innovation that many of us could consider

    Tags: fiddle yards / sector plates / traversers, scenery, techniques

  • Penhydd Station

    Geoff Forster

    Issue 211 (2011)

    p.283

    4mm/EM

    'Times were hard in the fifties but we had wonderful parents and never went without', writes Geoff Forster. 'My late father, though not a railway enthusiast, did take a keen interest and took me spotting most weekends. I was lucky to see the steam-worked branch and even travel on it, and of course I saw the dawn of the diesel and the demise of steam. How I wish I had kept all my old notebooks, bought a decent camera and learned how to use it! It was a way of life that we took for granted and never expected it would all be swept away so quickly. However, I still have some wonderful memories to dwell on, and modelling is a wonderful way of capturing the past.' Here Geoff introduces us to Penhydd, and describes how he built the station building.

    GWR branch terminus.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts