December 2017 Meeting


We met for our December meeting at Blyburgate Hall in Beccles to arrange a floor plan for our next Open Day Exhibition in March 2018.  Although initially there seemed to be too many exhibits, we managed to just fit them all in nicely.  Several members came to this meeting and there was a nice mix of items on display. 

And, a big thank you to Richard for providing Christmas goodies for us all.

Richards lovely "Beccles & Bungay Railway" No.2, a 009 scale Bagnall side tank by Narrow Planet now weathered and displaying smokebox door handles.  It is seen resting by the end of the platform at Hawkins Tower.

At the other end of Phillip's "Hawkins Tower" layout, about to run behind the boat shed, is a Minitrains Ns2f 6-wheeled diesel, running light.

These ghostly shapes are finely 3D printed Deutz and Diema IC locos in Gn15 scale, recently bought by Barry from Shapeways, along with several other details of which gearboxes and tractor seats are also seen here.

Another Gn15 scale item is this new vehicle for the "Longstone & Whisperdale Railway" brought by Graham.  It was built from a Norfolk Heath Works card kit, but but one end has a scratch built guards compartment in place of the 3-plank wagon section.  A card roof has also been added with some York Modelmaking 7mm scale valencing.

Another photo of Richards 009 Bagnall side tank, a favourite with several members.

A Minitrains Bohler running as "Beccles & Bungay Railway" No.7 now with extra details.

Seen prior to painting, is a new 2ft gauge mineral skip wagon by Alan in 1:16 scale, all scratch built in plastic.

Mike has now got a collection of 009 kits to build.  At the meeting he was cleaning up a Norfolk Heath Works 3D printed bogie coach.

This is Bill's 1:16 scale, approx. 10" gauge, barrow wagon built for a small shunting puzzle layout based on a garden railway, of which he showed us plans for.  This particular wagon is going to be re-built as it is not quite what Bill wanted.

Motive power for the 10" gauge garden line is this strange loco which has been pictured before on this site.  It runs on 00 gauge track which is a departure for Bill as most of his stock runs on 0 gauge track. 

Many years ago, he struggled to model in the much smaller 00 scale, and one day, one of his club friends encouraged him to model in large scale.  He chose 1:16, and the result is "Knights Yard", an article on it appears on the "Further Info & Articles" page under "Layouts".

Another of Bill's items for the garden line is this twin skip wagon with built-in chutes.