April 2019 5th Anniversary Meeting

It is now five years since our Group was formed and at this meeting we celebrated a little with a collection of cakes, also a record attendance of seventeen members. 

We also reviewed our recent open day exhibition, and where our visitors had left feedback we found that it was an much-enjoyed, interesting show.  So we hope to do it all again next year on a similar date, and there were a few ideas put forward for next years Group Challenge.

 

Many thanks to Sarah, Caroline and Stewart for providing delicious fruit, chocolate and vanilla cakes!

Chris brought along his prize-winning 09 scale Fordson Tractor loco and some scratch built goods stock.

 

Barry had recently purchased some Gn15 scale loco and wagon bodies from the internet simply but effectively made with scrap card.

 

Graham brought along a brand new 009 shelf layout that he is constructing for sale, it is 4ft x 1ft, and the buildings have just been finished while his wife is working on the greenery.

He also brought along a Dundas WHR goods/brake van and a Jouef Decauville loco recently purchased in new condition, both for his Shortwaite Hill layout.

Ray has now painted and weathered his 0-16.5 scale Kerr Stuart Smallbrook loco beautifully and named it "Faith".

Part of Richard's 009 loco collection on display.  The green Prince saddle tank loco is a new addition and runs on a Fleischmann Piccolo 0-4-0 chassis.

Neville's 0n30 scale purchase from another member, a Bachmann Climax with added details.

This 3.5" scale chassis was purchased on the internet by Stuart, it was built by his father in the late 1940's and completed in 1952 and was feared lost, but amazingly turned-up to buy.  A priceless purchase for him even though the superstructure has gone.  An article appeared in the "The Model Engineer" in 1953 about the Emette loco type called "Tich" and it steamed very well. 

Alan was working on and detailing some Norfolk Heath Works SM32 scale Flat Wagon kits.