April 2016 Meeting

We held our April meeting in Barsham as usual and there was a good attendance.  Quite a few new locos and rolling stock were displayed along with the beginnings of a pizza style layout and a chassis for a 71/4" gauge wagon.  We discussed our recent Open Day Exhibition, the strong possiblity of another show next year, and meeting venues.  Four suggestions were put forward for next years "challenge" and we hope to decide on which one to take-up by mid summer.

  

Re-painted in the smart Beccles & Bungay Railway livery are these Peco Glyn Valley four-wheeled coached and brake van, displayed by Richard.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Stuart was displaying the 71/4" gauge crate wagon chassis constructed only that very day.  The wheels had been recently cast in Sheffield.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris has been busy building three new tram locos for his layouts.  This is a much modified Chevalier kit .  Recent additions are the spring hangers and coal bars added to the rear bunker. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A modified Kerr Stuart Skylark.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
.... and a Gem Vari-Kit, all running on the Kato 4 wheel tram chassis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is Chris's neat railcar combo built with a Colin Ashby wagon, Parkside Dundas coach sides and running on a Kato "Shorty" bo-bo chassis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff was displaying his O-16.5 scale radio controlled 2-6-2 North British style loco which ran very smoothly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim's newly completed kit is this York Model Making "Flower of the Forest" Ravenglass & Eskdale vertical boilered tram loco running on a Kato 4 wheeled chassis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A pizza style layout baseboard displayed by Phillip built onto an occasional table leg frame.