a good turnout with quite a few visitors
work continues on the extension of the continuous run layout
Model of the Month was a 1/48th scale depot built from a Stoney Creek kit by John L
The continuous run layout was busy
as was the Freemo HO modular set up
and its hard working DCC system
a smaller Freemo layout this time, used freestyle, no car cards or JMRI switch lists but still great fun.
the continuous run was busy. our chairman’s “new to him” brass £35 2-6-2T ran beautifully on its running in session
For the local British readership these boxes were seen in The Works discount books etc store today 6th November 2018. If there is no stock left or you’re reading this from outside the UK search the internet for wooden wine boxes. They come in one, two or three bottle options. Of course you can buy wine bottles in the boxes and both enjoy drinking the wine and the then free locomotive storage box. Happy Holidays!
The locomotive shown is a Bachmann On30 2-8-0
BNSF Horsethief Bridge – N gauge
and a conversation piece, an On3 layout on the Slim Gauge Circle demonstration stand
In the 1960s, one of our major local stations, Bournemouth West (the southern terminus of the Somerset and Dorset railway), was closed. After a long gestation period it has been recreated in OO scale, with DCC and sound. The model is to scale and accurately models the station and many local buildings. This was its first public outing.
a busy day, several layouts in operation and Model of the Month won by Bob Skinner for the model below.
The continuous run layout
Then the Freemo set up
and an On30 layout, Sumach Grove. (for additional info and photos see our On30 page via the tab above)
that’s all for this month folks
This is a new event for our meetings, to encourage members and visitors to bring along models that they have scratch built, have built from kits or have converted or otherwise added value to the model. Its a great way to exhibit and exchange modelling ideas and techniques (“Sharing Knowhow !”) . For the first attempt there was a small but excellent selection of models and much murmuring amongst observers that next month they would bring an entry.
Here are the entries, and the coloured slips are placed alongside their favourite model by those present at the meeting. The model with most slips wins.
The first winner of Model of the Month for September 2018 was Clive with his weathered P.R.R boxcar with a visible interior.
Other entries included an On30 Section House with interior built from a Mount Blue kit, an HO Chicago Harbor Belt weathered Gondola with a scrap load and two HO weathered coil cars, with added details – cut levers and metal stirrup steps. The coil cars were weathered with water colour, airbrush and chalks