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
The Parkstone team have shared some photos of the excellent progress they are making with some of the layout’s structures. As always, click on the image for a larger version and admire the astonishing level of detail.
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
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
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
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
A few musings on what has been occupying some of my time recently – in fact quite a lot more of it than I realise. I’ve slowly been putting together the structure for the goods shed at Parkstone. The basic structure has been done and the walls clad in brickwork… Read More »Lockdown Loopiness
A while ago now, when we could meet in person, I was discussing control systems with Roger, trying to figure out whether to go digital or analog. At the time I was using an ancient H&M and quite liked the idea of a Pentroller, having seen how well my Mashima… Read More »MERG DCC – Built & Working
Mike H has sent some photos of the progress being made with Parkstone showing the two road bridges and the downside platform.