Leeds Weeklyn Hill MPD

A 1960's Steam/Diesel shed set in the heart of Leeds


This is where we will report on new locos, layout improvements, up and coming show previews and reports on shows we have done.

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Weathering Guide 4 - Updates and V2

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello and welcome to part 4 of the weathering blog series, it’s been a long time coming I am finally back behind the airbrush. First let me fill you in on some updates from my perspective, I recently (March) attended the excellent Missenden Abbey Weekend where I spent some time in the classroom with the weathering god Tim Shackleton picking up some useful pointers and experience, if you want to try one of these courses check out their website .

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Exhibition Preview - Middleton Railway

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Well after a short break of 2 weeks Leeds Weeklyn Hill is back out again this coming weekend at the Middleton Railway in Leeds. We did this show last year as were delighted to receive a return invite, especially after the comments we received form locals. We are one of 14 layouts attending, others include:-

Leem Vista (Hornby live steam)

Guy’s cuttings (N 1950s/60s steam & diesel)

Levisham (N gauge in the preservation era)

Sabden Glen (OO Scotland)


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Weathering Blog 3 - Hints and Tips

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello and welcome to part 3 of the weathering blog series,first of all I would like to apologise for the massive time delay between thisblog and the last. Real life events (namely my wedding) had to take priority oversome of my time – fortunately Leeds Weeklyn Hill was still able to get out toshows. One of the biggest issues with weathering is knowing what to do duringthe course of tackling your models, here I am going to give you some hints andtips on how to get the best enjoyment and ...

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Weathering Blog 2 Equipment and Materials

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Above – My tool kit. Apart from my compressor and big bottleof white spirits, everything I need is in this box. Handy if I need to travel with it as I can carry everything in one go.

Hello and welcome to part 2 of the weathering blog series,we have looked at my story and now I am going to talk you through some of the equipmentI use. Please note all opinions ex...

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Weathering Blog 1 Introductions and Beginnings

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to a new series of posts on here about the subjectof weathering.  Anyone who has done theirown weathering can probably relate to my story of how it began, why I startedand what I have done, I am hoping that by telling my story over the past year Ican help some people thinking of starting to have a crack at it or those whohave started to keep at it. I will in future posts look at hints & tips,how to weather a model and answer any questions you might have. Before we beginwith m...

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Homecoming A4 comes to Weeklyn Hill

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Another loco has joined the ever-growing fleet of Weeklyn Hill, but this is not a new loco as such it is actually a change of an existing one. We have sadly lost A4 60001 Sir Ronald Matthews but in its palce we have gained A4 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dwight D. Eisenhower is of course one of 2 A4's seemingly lost to the UK forever in the 1960's but is now back home and currently on display at Locomotion in Shildon (the venue of the model exhibition we are attending this weekend) as pa...

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Show Preview - Shildon

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

After a few months off we are back on the road, taking a short trip to Locomotion at Shildon. Here we will be one of 18 layouts operating inside this magnificent venue surrounded by many famous locomotives of Britains past. Layouts include:-

00 Layouts

Shildon 00 - The Shildon Model Railway Club

Castledale - Durham Modellers

Coniston - Charlie Walton

Langton - Brian Harland

Leeds Weeklyn Hill - Edward Farms

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Show Preview - Middleton Railway - Coming Home

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It is nearly Showtime again, but this time Leeds WeeklynHill spreads it wings and ventures into new (but familiar) territory, for thefirst time Leeds Weeklyn Hill will actually exist in Leeds! We are off to theMiddleton Railway’s excellent show to stand alongside some of Leeds oldIndustrial Locomotives. There will be 14 layouts there from N to O gauge and a few traders to tempt you. In addition there will be full size trains running - even the chance to drive one if you have a spare fiv...

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Show Preview- Spennymoor

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

2012's second show see's Weeklyn Hill transported to Spennymoor town hall for their show this weekend. With 11 layouts covering the 1930's to post privitisation and even a German layout on display there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Along with the usual mix of traders selling new and second hand stuff to tempt you, make sure you bring your wallets!

This is our first visit as operators to this show and we are really looking forward to it, as another local show it is nic...

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Behind the Scene's Two - Loco Preperation

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

By now me have selected our locos, drawn up the roster and movement sequence for a show - now comes the task of making sure each loco is ready for action over the weekend. During the course of a normal two day show the sequence will hopefully be completed 3 times - this equates to each loco coming on or off shed 6 times (sometimes more as the sequence often involves some of the engines coming back for fuelling in the middle of the sequence). this naturally equates to a fair distance covered b...

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