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Tom’s wharf at Health and wellbeing show Tisbury

Tom’s wharf at Health and wellbeing show Tisbury

At the request of event organisers, Tom was recently invited to represent the club at a health and wellbeing show in Tisbury. He took along “Tom’s wharf” a 5.5mm narrow guage representing an East coast Thames barge in a river setting. The  layout has also been requested to be shown at Swansea on Oct 7th/8th stay tuned!  

New N Gauge layout

New N Gauge layout

The club has now recieved a new prebuilt N gauge layout for enthusiasts to work on. Although requiring a little TLC to bring it back to its former glory we are certain it will bring much pleaseure in the future. Please see the initial pictures below. Stay tuned for more progress to follow in the comming months!

The Mere 2017 Exhibition Report

The Mere 2017 Exhibition Report

This is an image-heavy post, it may take some time to load them all fully, so be patient, it’s like trains and buses, you hang around for a while and suddenly the whole lot arrives at once. The images will open into full-size pictures with a click on them, and then the browser back button will return you to the post.   The 2017 event took place on one of the hottest weekends for a long time, and the lecture…

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The wrong side of the tracks

The wrong side of the tracks

Exhibition time is not far away now, and Three Bridges by the Sea is cantering towards readiness. Peter H (I’ve not been able to grasp the numbering system) showed me a couple of points (no, not those points) where some wonderful detail has been completed but the viewing public aren’t going to be able to see it, because they stand on the wrong side (or do we, the operators?). They’re probably empties in the shed, or maybe it’s a bit…

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Modelling Challenge

Modelling Challenge

Dear Member, Your Layout Manager has suggested to me that should we continue to make large layouts, the stowage of these layouts my well restrict the room to model in. The present layouts are unaffected by this suggestion. Subsequently he has asked me to put together a plan so that the individual may express their talents in their own way. We agree that this way forward should stretch members so that they can seek advice from the more experienced cadre….

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February 2017 rounding off

February 2017 rounding off

Despite sniffles and snuffles there has been activity throughout the month. Firstly, we tried an experiment with the small Thomas layout that Tom had proposed would run in the entrance foyer at the exhibition, close to where the ticket table and refreshment area would be situated. The question was, could we try an innovative way of providing refreshments? It was slightly out of gauge but the main difficulty was that it hid the points so that shunting it became a…

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Great things are afoot, earthling…

Great things are afoot, earthling…

After a jolly Christmas, and with Tom and Lyn escaping the recent frosts for a visit to warmer climes, progress has once again been caught by the camera. Well, if Lyn had been here there would have been a much earlier post, as her phone seems to get the detail that my phone obstinately refuses to capture. The O-gauge layout not only has track laid, but this wonderful fiddle-yard traverser turned up last week. The club’s new 00-gauge layout has…

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Open day December 10th 2016

Open day December 10th 2016

The event went very well indeed, with a steady stream of visitors. The Albert layout ran for most of the time, whilst Tom hovered around his sales tables and Lyn and June organised drinks and eats in what space remained in the socal room. The n-gauge Burton on Shreen layout was kept running for most of the day, playing host to some distinctly un-British locomotives for a while. The O gauge layout does at last have something I can photograph…

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Work in Progress November 2016

Work in Progress November 2016

First of all, don’t forget that the club is holding an open day on December 10th 2016. We hope to have the Albert layout running, and stock has been checked to make sure that finger-poking is only required at rare intervals. The n-gauge layout is being developed and looks as if it needs somebody to turn up with something to put on it and test that trackwork. The club’s new 00-gauge layout has also seen a lot of work. Here’s…

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