January 2017 Meeting
We met on Saturday January 7th, a gloomy, dreary day at Barsham where we had a "Modelling Day", the first time we have tried this. Most of us brought along a project to do some work on, or displayed our latest projects. We had a good get-together and a good natter, a fish & chip lunch, and further plans were laid down for our Open Day on March 4th.
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Richard was building a 009 scale Colin Ashby four-plank open wagon and also comtemplating the building of a large Mosskito Models Kitson 2-6-4 loco as run on the Leek & Manifold Railway.
Neville was building a Narrow Gauge Colorado H0 scale kit of Placerville Depot (Station Building) in laser cut wood laminate , a very detailed kit for his HOn3 scale layout.
Graham was displaying his Gn15 scale wagons that he has built so far for his new layout "Longstone" (see blog article on the Further Info and Articles page: "Gn15 Adventure")
He was also painting some figures for the layout (below). Here a dark grey underbrush coat has been applied, and the skin tones have been painted in.
Stuart was building a tunnel portal and skewed girder bridge for his new 009 scale layout. Not sure if Bill is having a quiet doze in the background or whether he is under intense concentration!
A water tower, engine shed and a collection of stone village buildings (shown below) by Wills, Skaledale, and also scratch built, has been gathered together for what looks to be a great layout to come.
Bill was constructing 1:16 wagon frames in card around Tri-ang Hornby chassis for a bulkhead flat for his "Knights Yard" layout.
Under constuction by Alan is a new board, one of two, to add to his On30 scale "La Garita Hills Rail Road". Here he has laid the cork track underlay, and was also wiring up some switches (turnouts) for DCC.
Jim was running his 009 scale layout "Hubbards Halt". Here a Peco Dennis GVT tram engine runs past the cattle siding where ther are two wood laminate cattle wagons by Ann Corton.
He also brought along his model for the Group Challenge (below) an engineering workshop with lathe, pillar drill, forge, stove, benches, pipes and steel, oxy-acetylene welding set and a drawing office with plans on the desks.
Geoff was displaying his scratch built 7mm scale chassis for radio control which will be a 2-4-2 North British style locomotive, the body to be built in pasticard.
Andy brought along a Garden Railway Specialists kit of a Hunslet style 0-4-0 with cast resin and plastic body, and white metal fixings. The chassis was bought ready built and it is intended to adapt the loco for battery powered running.