January 2019 Meeting

Over a dozen members met at Barsham Village Hall on 5th January where we had a "do anything you like day (as long as it is narrow gauge)".  There were a wide variety of items being displayed or constructed in about eight scales: 009, 0-16.5, 09, 0n30, Gn15, SM32, H09 and 1:16.  We also enjoyed a fish and chip lunch while watching various narrow gauge videos which were playing all day.  Here are a few photos:

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Bogie railcar at "Thurtey" (009) standing at the passenger platform, it will be turned using the layouts turning triangle between the main jetties.  Richard is updating this layout ready for our open day with new stock and features.

Minitrains Ns2F diesel loco shunting new wagons onto the stone quay at Thurtey. The loco has been repainted and has a canvas door now.

Neville was continuing with his 0 scale Laser-Art kit of Munns Sation Buidling for his new 0n30 layout.

These superb 7mm scale wagon bodies are being scratch built by Chris for a future 09 layout.  The 3rd van in from the left is sitting on a chassis, a normal Peco N gauge wagon chassis to represent 15" gauge. 

This is a photo of an 0-16.5 diorama by Martin, it is about 16" x 5.5", and uses Bachmann Scenecraft low relief structures. 

Martin also brought along a smaller H0 diorama of a fishing village only 8" x 5.5" in size.  This is a "between the buildings" view near the back of the scene.

Graham has completely restored two old 009 Dundas 4-wheeled coaches and added an unusual brake van to his new stock.  (The brake van came about because he had "mis-placed" the new one he had bought).

Ray displayed this 0-16.5 Smallbrook Studio "Echo" kit in unusual but smart livery. 

This Heljan 009 model of Lynton & Barnstaple "Exe" needs no introduction.  Displayed by Philip.

Jim couldn't bring along his 009 layout, so instead he brought his loco/maintenance works which he has now installed lighting in.

Stuart was working on a Gn15 scale coach shed, detailing the roof with scratch built laser-cut card roof supports and ridge tiles. 

Later in the day the roof was nearly complete with tiles all fixed.

Alan was also scratch building, this time in SM32 scale.  Track was being constructed for his own new shunting layout.