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Quarterly Report

Copies of reports submitted to the EM Gauge Society for inclusion in their newsletter.

March 2022 Report

The American writer Damon Runyon’s character Feet Samuels had ‘feet as large as violin cases’ which ‘go off at different directions under him’. When he stood on a street corner guys would ‘make bets on the proposition as to which way Feet is headed when he is standing still.’ Club… Read More »March 2022 Report

December 2021 Report

We have continued to meet fortnightly apart from the evening of Monday 1 November when the village in which our clubroom is located was without power following high winds and power cables down. At least, unlike the aftermath of Storm Arwen, power was restored to the village within a day.… Read More »December 2021 Report

September 2021 Report

Following the easing of Government restrictions we have returned to our (more or less) fortnightly meetings. Most members have attended at some stage and there has been much catching up of personal experiences in recent months. The test track has been brought back to life and has seen a variety… Read More »September 2021 Report

June 2021 Report

Step 3 of the Government’s road map, Monday 17 May, coincided with a possible Group meeting. Mike H checked that we could gain access to our club rooms, and eleven members duly gathered. Although it was about a year since most of us had met, we carried on where we… Read More »June 2021 Report

March 2021 Report

We have continued our individual and separate modelling which has effectively led to the formation of two sub-groups within the club. Activity has continued on the Parkstone layout with Clive and Mike H laying the first rails in the fiddle yard. More buildings have been produced by Lawrie who has… Read More »March 2021 Report

December 2020 Report

Once again we have been modelling in isolation, maintaining contact by email, and continuing with Individual projects at varying speeds. Chris B was instrumental in obtaining a supply of etched and cast kits that are no longer in production – to the delight of a number of us. Richard S… Read More »December 2020 Report

September 2020 Report

We were physically isolated from one another until mid-August but we had some interesting email discussions with questions raised and (usually) answered during that time. Richard S and Rob, our two relatively new members, sought information about modelling techniques and also about prototype matters. The many answers revealed the depth… Read More »September 2020 Report

June 2020 Report

During our on-going period of isolation from one another we have maintained contact by email. Zoom meetings have been introduced to some of us by younger members of our families but we have not embraced them as a Group. Nevertheless, some modelling has continued although the desperately dry weather in… Read More »June 2020 Report

March 2020 Report

The New Year has seen us continue with more workshops, running an even greater variety of trains -and become increasingly concerned about the coronavirus. So, first, the good news. Mike H and Clive produced an excellent article on Navigation Road for the March 2020 Railway Modeller. Clive’s collection of photographs… Read More »March 2020 Report

December 2019 Report

In November Navigation Road appeared at the South Hants MRC exhibition in Portsmouth. This is always an extremely good show and this year’s did not disappoint. In the main hall, each of the layouts was finescale, superbly presented, and worked well. But the real joy was watching the faces of… Read More »December 2019 Report