August 2018 Meeting

We had 15 members turn-up to our August meeting and as usual a number of good models were on display. 

We talked to finalise plans for the exhibition on September 1st and arrange some layouts and floor plan for our Barsham Running Day on Saturday 13th October.  We are also arranging a new banner sign.

This Bachmann chassied 0-6-4 Gn15 loco was bought recently by Barry from Ebay.  It had a couple of correctable faults which he is addressing to make the loco run better.

Barry always bring some unusual items, and he also displayed this Busch H0f  mIne railway starter set, which was seen running around later at the meeting.

Richard had recently acquired this lovely Fourdees 009 Clogher Valley Railway tram loco. 

The American theme on the night was exhibited by this Broadway Limited

2-8-0 Rio Grande locomotive and the Galloping Goose below...

...this is a Precision Crafts 423 model.  Both displayed by Neville.

This 009 street tramway loco running on a Kato 4w tram chassis was scratch built by Graham and was inspired by an Alford & Sutton Tramway Black Hawthorn vertical boilered loco.

A few items displayed by Stuart in 1:7 scale.  An mdf prototype for some Simplex loco frames which will be a battery-electric metal loco, track leveller units and a 3.5" gauge DeWinton loco built in the 1990's as an O-level metalwork project. The boiler has been re-tested and it's being reconstructed.

An mdf quarrymans coach from the Padarn Railway (though please excuse the futuristic passengers) and a slate waste wagon from the Penrhyn Quarry Railway made with laser cut steel.  The stock is dispayed on Hornby Rocket track and points.

Martin brought along this tiny pizza layout built a few years ago.  Curves are just 2.5" radius.  It was also an exercise to find suitable plants and trees to use for this scale, some of which are aquarium plant ornaments.

Ray displayed several Lynton & Barnstaple style 0-16.5 7mm scale wagons and vans.  This is one of the covered vans. They have all been made from stripwood.

This remote control 0-4-2 is a 7mm scale locomotive built by Geoff on a modified 0-6-0 Hornby chassis and is inspired by the TR ex-Corris loco Sir Haydyn.

Bill was building more 1:16 scale items.  A dilapidated shed and some fencing panels made with stripwood.