Two Layouts at ExpoNG, Swanley October 2016

Two members entered layouts into the Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Society's "David Brewer Challenge" at ExpoNG in Swanley on 29th October.  The challenge was to build a tuning fork track plan with one turnout within a given space.  There were some very innovative layouts presented numbering 20 exhibits.

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LESTER TIN MINE

 

A cornish tin mine exhibited by Richard.  The building is a model of East Pool Mine near Redruth.

 

 

 

 

I seem to have caught the sidings at a quiet time here.

The train operation is bringing in new wagons with supplies while a second loco takes away empties, releasing the first loco.

 

 

 

 

PRIORY WATERWORKS

A victorian water works scene built by Chris.  Working furnaces and beam engine are animated features, while outside on the tracks the operation takes the form of a shunting puzzle moving wagons and equipment to the appropriate positions.

 

 

 

 

 

A set of wagons comes to rest in the correct positions.  Normally five vehicles in total are shunted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a photo of the winner of the challenge cup named "Creag Dhubh Summit" by Ted Polet.