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Last updated August 2018 - you may need to refresh these pages to see the latest updates.

Whilst we’ve been working on Pulborough - rewiring and straightening out a couple of sagging baseboards, we’ve made no progress at all on the last few bits of Plumpton Green.

However, we have been building new locos, and improving old ones. The EB Models C-class 0-6-0 goods tender engine is complete and running. The C1 and two more Terriers are in the final stages of painting, and will also appear on these pages in due course.

Most of our engines are tanks, with just four tender engines, and it’s the tender engines which have given the most problems in terms of haulage capability, and to a lesser extent, track holding. As part of my effort to improve things, I have built a small device for measuring axle loadings. I have now measured the loadings for all my locos, and this has enabled me to add weight in specific places, either to improve road-holding or to increase load haulage capability. The results can be seen here.

The next exhibition for Plumpton Green will be the Brighton MRC show on 17th/18th November, followed by Tonbridge in February 2019, Bristol in May, and Bluebell in June. Pulborough’s next outing will be Scaleforum 2019.

Information for Exhibition Managers about Plumpton Green can be found here and here.

The Brighton Circle e-group has recently started producing a twice-yearly digital ‘Modellers’ Digest’ which contains articles of particular interest to modellers of the LBSC of all scales and eras, and potentially other pre-group modellers. The latest edition of the Digest can be found here.

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This website contains details of my current layout ‘Plumpton Green’ together with the Mid-Sussex Group’s layouts, plus photos and descriptions of various techniques I have used over the years. The layouts and models here are all built to Protofour standards (4mm:ft). Pulborough and Plumpton Green are both available for exhibition.

All of the photos and drawings should open a larger version in a new window if you click on them.

I hope you enjoy the site, and find it useful. If you wish to use any of the site content, please ask. If you would like to contact me, please email.

Barry Luck

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