February 2017 Meeting

I think I counted twelve members and one visitor to our lively meeting on February 4th.  Four layouts and several models were displayed.

We also reviewed one or two plans for the Open Day in Beccles on 4th March.

I didn't have much time to take notes so my captions to photos may be a bit brief.



 Two photos of Stuart's scratch built Gn15 scale models, a fireless loco made from an oil tanker and Smallbrook loco parts, and card models of a covered simplex loco, four wheel passenger coach and open coach/wagon combo.  

The figures are two models from the ICM Henry Ford & Co kit.
















A busy scene at "Ashfield Green" (009) displayed by Chris.  The railcar and wagon/trailer unit has just arrived, while wagons are being prepared for shunting.








Two photos of 009 scale Mintrains models displayed by Phillip and Richard.

A Bagnall in the brown livery, and a Beccles & Bungay Railway crane train also headed by a Bagnall.

















Graham was displaying "Ellerbank" (009).  Here a passenger train has arrived with four-wheelers headed by a Sharp Stewart tram loco by Paul Windle.







Graham also brought along the first building for his Gn15 layout, a cottage and shop, it is 14.5 inches wide and 10 inches tall, mainly made of a foamboard shell with Slaters 7mm scale Dressed Stone walls, and a thin mdf roof and card roof tiles.









A T gauge (1:450 scale!) layout displayed by Stewart featuring a rocky terrain, headland and village outskirts, yet to be named.  As the scale is so small, I don't think photographs do the layout justice.  Perhaps I should bring my electron microscope next time.

Amazingly, there are tiny figures, lorries, cars - with open doors etc. and even a bicycle.  The layout also features a super hand-painted back scene.






A lone wagon is being shunted at the cattle dock by vertical boilered loco No.1 on Jims "Hubbards Halt" 009 layout..