Progress with our Chitterne layout continues to inch forwards. Progress has been rather slow over the summer due to a combination of holidays and work commitments but we hope that with the evenings drawing in members will be hunched over their work benches producing the numerous items required. Lawrie R… Read More »Chitterne Station Building
As some will know, it is my intention after very many years of procrastination to construct a model of Princetown Station in the 1920s. Being currently in the ‘historical research’ stage I took advantage of a family holiday on Devon to visit the site for the first time. There is… Read More »Princetown Survey
Mike H has sent some photos of the progress being made with Parkstone showing the two road bridges and the downside platform.
In another example of “Stuck at home hiding from Coronavirus” progress, Clive H has shared this photo of his excellently weathered Hornby Ruston which he is also re-wheeling.
With all group activities forestalled and everyone trapped at home, there is plenty of time to press on with modelling projects. In the first of an occasional series which we might call “How my railway has benefited from Covid-19” we hear from Richard P about his recent modelling activities. The lockdown… Read More »Modelling under ‘Lockdown’
This club evening took the form of a tutorial during which Mike demonstrated how best to mount and quarter driving wheels and how to use the club’s chassis alignment tool. This handy frame is invaluable for accurately aligning axle mounts and horn blocks in engine chassis and is available for… Read More »Wheel Quartering and Chassis Alignment
Our second group evening of the year was a collective wagon building event. About a dozen members attended and the majority brought with them a wagon kit. Some had not yet been started whilst others were nearing completion. Whilst most were 4mm, there was also a 2mm example and one… Read More »Wagon Building Evening