Author: geofftiller

The Thamesiders Essex Belt Lines modular layout was shown at the recent 2018 NMRA British Regions Convention held at the Derby Convention Centre on the weekend Friday 26th to Sunday v28th October. The convention successfully showcased the EBL and hard

Thamesiders MRG member Mike Meadows will be exhibiting his Terminal Belt Railroad – Industrial District layout at the Bury St Edmunds Model Railway Club 2017 exhibition on September 9th at Thurston Sixth, Beyton Campus, Drinkstone Road Beyton Bury St Edmunds

The EBL team held the first formal operations session at the June meet. The team used the recently commissioned CTC signalling system, a full suite of prototype style train order paperwork to authorise movements and for some trains car cards

The Thamesiders MRG attended the London Festival of Model Railways at Alexandra Palace with the Essex Belt Lines in its largest setup so far. The EBL was setup as an 38′ x 15′ oval with a 75′ long branchline which

The Thamesiders HO scale layout, the Essex Belt Lines has been invited to attend the London Festival of Model Railways at Alexandra Palace on 25th and 26th march 2017. This is the first public outing with the new signalling system

Since late 2014 the Essex Belt Lines has been upgraded to incorporate a full CTC signalling system, with dispatcher control of mainline turnouts using JMRI installed onto a Raspberry Pi 2. In addition to the signalling upgrade this also provides

2015/2016 Meet Dates 21st November, Frating, Work and operating session, first operating session under dispatcher control. 12th December Hatfield Peverel, Christmas Social (AGM and Lunch) 16th January, Frating, Layout Maintenance session

Details of Boyd French’s Essex Ethanol module updated. Details if Tom Fisher’s Peverel module and Patrick Grace’s Warner module added to the Essex Belt Lines. Further photos to be added when these are available.

The meet dates form January to April 2015 are: 17th January 21st  February 21st March 25th April (corrected 11th February) All of these meets will be held at Frating.

The new site has been published to our main URL, this evening, completing the replacement of the old e107 based website. Pages for the Terminal Belt Railroad (TBR) and the TBR Industrial district are complete with other module pages