June 2017 Meeting

We last met on 5th June when 15 of us gathered, one or two to have a look at the models, and many regulars.  Some of us were attending after a period of illness, and we hope that everyone recovers soon.  Very diverse this time was the display of exhibits, most have been photographed below, some were taken with flash as the sky outside was full of grey clouds and rain! :-

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Stewart brought along this superb 7mm scale Golden Arrow kit of Southwold Railway Sharp-Stewart "Blyth", running on 21mm gauge track and painted in GER Blue.

Barry had un-earthed another collection of Gn15 scale locos, bodies, wagons and parts. Most of the items are 3D printed, including a Lister, and a Fine Ultra Detail "Heywood" frame.

Richard brought his new 009 scale 6-wheeled Ns2f deisel loco made by Minitrains, and as usual, runs very well.

This is the wheels and frames of a Steve Eaton kit that Phil is making of a freelance 2-4-0 in 2 1/2  inch gauge.

Geoff has made this 7mm scale 0-16.5 Smallbrook Studio Guards Van kit and it runs on a normal Dapol wagon chassis.

This is the start of a 1:16 scale wagon frame by Bill, he was making the corner strengthener brackets from card when photographed.  He always uses a selection of easily obtained modelling and household materials.

This (at the moment) "snowy" scene, is the plaster landscape for a 009 Corris Railway style layout by Stuart.  It will be a nice inclined "end-to-end" track plan on rising gradient over a stream to a small upper fiddle-yard.  The layout is 2ft 3ins long (being the gauge of the Corris Railway) x 15" wide.

This fastastic character is driving a freelance 16mm scale loco by I.P. Engineering along with a G scale Binnie Tipper.  John now has a small collection of items all built since last April (2016) for  45mm gauge.

This loco has now been finished since last months meeting, being a Gn15 scale Smallbrook "Columbine" kit, Numbered 4 and named "Delta" hauling a new van by Sidelines and running on the scenic "end" board displayed by Graham.

Don't forget, we would welcome new visitors to our Group, especially in the smaller scales, who are interested in modelling narrow gauge.  There will be tea, coffee, and cakes offered and you can get advice from many experienced modeller in the Group.