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.
Another report from Richard P on his industrious modelling activities. As posted previously I’m working through my partly finished models and repairing casualties. The next on the workbench was the 2NOL southern electric unit, the driver and passengers were complaining of draughts and cold feet. Examination revealed a gap between… Read More »Rebuilding a 2NOL electric
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’
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
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
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
During the summer months we have seen a plethora of model railway items that stretched back over a long period of railway modelling – in N, HO, OO, EM and P4. The locomotive that received most attention was an elderly K’s Milestones kit of an ex-Metropolitan Railway 4-4-0T. This was… Read More »September 2019 Report