Bodmin - some model pictures



Bodmin is one of the first North London Group layouts, and is still on the exhibition circuit.

Many of the pictures below, taken by Phil Godfrey and Tony Wilkins, are from a considerable time ago. Some are from the constructional phase of the layout c 1977/8.

The construction of the layout was detailed in a series of articles in the Model Railway Constructor between 1981 and 1984.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from left to right, John Hayes, Derek Smith, Andrew Pearce, Mike Peascod, Brian Pearce, (the late) Mike Sargent, David Pearce, Tony Wilkins

The venue is thought to be St Albans Arena, but we're not too sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodmin articles in the Model Railway Constructor
Issue Part Title Author
January 1981 1 Research for the Layout - 1 Martin Goodall
February 1981 2 Research for the Layout - 2 Martin Goodall
March 1981 3 Research for the Layout - 3 Martin Goodall
April 1981 4 Research for the Layout - 4 Martin Goodall
May 1981 5 Research for the Layout - 5 Martin Goodall
June 1981 6 Research for the Layout - 6 Martin Goodall
August 1981 7 The Civil Side - 1 Les Howard
September 1981 8 The Civil Side - 2 Les Howard
October 1981 9 The Trackwork - 1 Tony Wilkins
November 1981 10 The Trackwork - 2 Tony Wilkins
December 1981 11 The Trackwork - 3 Tony Wilkins
January 1982 12 The Trackwork - 4 Tony Wilkins
February 1982 13 Point Rodding - 1 Mike Sargent
March 1982 14 Point Rodding - 2 Mike Sargent
June 1982 15 Signalling - 1 Martin Goodall
July 1982 16 Signalling - 2 Martin Goodall
August 1982 17 Signalling - 3 Martin Goodall
September 1982 18 Signalling - 4 Martin Goodall
October 1982 19 Signalling - 5 Martin Goodall
November 1982 20 Signalling - 6 Martin Goodall
January 1983 21 Signalling - 7,  Block  Instruments Martin Goodall
March 1983 22 Making the Signals - 1 R Hammond
April 1983 23 Making the Signals - 2 R Hammond
May 1983 24 Controls - 1,  Lever frame theory Mike Sargent
June 1983 25 Controls - 2,  Lever frame practice Mike Sargent
August 1983 26 Controls - 3, Conditional link control Mike Sargent
September 1983 27 Controls - 4, Further useful circuits Mike Sargent
October 1983 28 Controls - 5, More useful circuits Mike Sargent
November 1983 29 Controls - 6, Wiring the boards Mike Sargent
January 1984 30 Structures for Bodmin - 1 John Hayes
February 1984 31 Structures for Bodmin - 2 John Hayes
April 1984 32 Structures for Bodmin - 3 John Hayes
June 1984  - Bodmin Goods Shed, Scale drawing  
October 1984 33 Operation Mike Sargent