April 2018 Meeting

About ten of us gathered at Barsham for an April meeting - one of two meets this month, as, on the 28th April we are also meeting at Great Eastern Models in Norwich.  As usual, several models were displayed, along with three members working on models, and two small layouts.    Plans are still going ahead to have our Open Day Exhibition in Beccles on September 1st and a Running Day on 13th October at Barsham in aid of the village hall.

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This 009 scale (under contruction) scratch built loco was displayed by Chris.  Running on a 4 wheeled Kato cahssis it was inspired by the Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co vehicles that were built in the first third of the 20th century.

Stuart displayed some Norfolk Heath Works American-inspired card kits that are under development.  The loco uses a Hornby "Smokey Joe" chassis.

Also shown was a Stenning Corris No.3 Falcon locomotive under construction running on a Bachmann 0-4-0 US Switcher chassis, and he is devising the pony truck for it.


Richard was displaying some new 009 wagons for his Beccles & Bungay Railway.  A Bachmann bogie goods van, Colin Ashby 4-plank open wagon a Peco L&BR open and bolster wagons, the bogie van is also shown with his Narrow Planet Hunslet side-tank loco.

Graham has been busy modifying and building some Gn15 coaches for his "Longstone" layout.  He adjusted the height of the 4-wheelers, and built a new bogie vehicle running on a 00 scale Lima PTA wagon chassis.

Jim brought along his new 009 layout.  Named "Old Chapel Yard", it features a maintenance shed, small station building with canopy and a backdrop of houses and a ruined chapel on a rising hill behind.  Trains are introduced to the scenic layout from a small cassette fiddle yard.

Markeaton Park Baby Deltic in Gn15 scale

Under construction in the top photo is an Baby Deltic in Gn15 scale running on a Spectrum chassis by Martin.  It is based on the loco from the Markeaton Park Light Railway.

Martin also brought his small portable Cuban layout that is also being built.  Quite hard to photograph, it is on two boards with a central tower and will be a harbour side scene.   

Alan was working on his G scale bridge, which is now taking shape.

This was Bills first 1:16 scale wagon, a well detailed ballast wagon. 

He was working some more 32mm gauge track parts for the evening.