New Years Day operating session & open house

The RS Tower team will be holding an open house & operating session on the 1st January 2010 in the basement of The Salvation Army hall, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ between 10am and 4.30pm.

The entrance to the venue is in Lucky Lane. There is some nearby street parking available (in meter bays) but plenty of nearby parking is available at the Cathedral & Quay car park, there is a step-free walking route from the top deck of the car park to the venue and blue badge holders can also park here free.

Our large RS Tower layout plus a modular branch line will be set up and running all day, showing off it’s large American trains.

There will be the opportunity to come and talk with the team about our approach to model railroading in general, modular model railroading, car card systems, digital control or other subjects, or to come and take part.

Entry is free but there will be a box available to make a donation to The Salvation Army

Please feel free to forward this to any person/group you think might be interested!

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RS Tower modules blog…

After some great feedback on our chosen method of modular railroading, both with RS Tower at Exeter and operating as a “standalone” switching layout at Gillingham, a separate sister blog for the RS Tower modules has been launched at http://rstowerfreemo.wordpress.com/

Neil Rogers will be handling updates on that side of things – expect some changes on both sites over the coming weeks as we try and make them complement each other more effectively!

It already carries some images & video from Gillingham, and some thoughts on future module design as well…

Another show outing…

Neil Rogers’ “Oakdale” and “Dale Yard” modules attended the Shaftesbury and Gillingham show at the weekend. Oakdale being used as the layout and Dale Yard being split to form a pair of fiddle yards.

 The layout was operated ‘all sound’ for the weekend which seems to have gone down well with the public attending.

 Neil has posted some images on his fotopic site – which you can find here.

Modular Mission – the reprise…

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Modular Mission

Whilst the main layout is not due to get it’s launch till June, (see our Exhibitions page for details) – the first of the add-on modules gets it’s debut outing much sooner.

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