East Sussex Finescale  

East Sussex Finescale (ESF) is an association of railway modellers dedicated to finescale modelling whose members are not exclusively geographically located along on the Southern’s east coast between Lewes and Rye.

Whilst there are a number of model railway clubs in this area ESF is specifically orientated towards finescale modelling. Members’ interests range from detailing and modifying proprietary products, making and improving kits right through to scratch building; sharing ideas and techniques in the process. Hopefully this will assist in finescale modelling to be placed within the grasp of most whilst enable the development of members’ modelling!

ESF currently has a lean towards the Southern and incorporates P4, EM and OO without bias.



Modified Southeastern Finecast Q kit of 30549 as allocated to Norwood Shed. The locomotive frames were modified (the kit builds 30530 as standard), stovepipe chimney, brake rodding, steam reverser piping as well as tender bulkhead detail added. Powered by a Mashima motor.

Contacting ESF is currently via (munged address) ESF arobase BloodandCustard full stop November Echo Tango


Modelling Interest

Improving the Hornby 2 BIL (including conversion to P4) by Ian Sneyd

Hornby 2 BIL & 2 HAL - Creating a Hybrid Unit by Colin Watts


Members Layouts

Redhill - Southern Railway 1938 in 4mm (Structures)

Redhill - Southern Railway 1938 in 4mm (Locomotives)
Ewhurst Green – Southern Region 1958-64 in 4mm
Apothecary Street – Southern Region 1958-62 in 4mm


Group Forum

Yahoo groups - EastSussexFinescale


Date of Next Meeting(s)

Saturday 3rd February 2018 – members’ luncheon then running session
Saturday 17th February 2018 – members’ luncheon then Tonbridge exhibition
Saturday 24th February 2018 – members’ breakfast then Tenterden exhibition
Saturday 14th April 2018 – ‘Algarve’ members’ day out
Saturday 4th August 2018 – members’ visit to Southwold exhibition then luncheon



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