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Meeting 6th January - Current projects.

Posted 18/1/2016

A report on the meeting from Michael Ling.

Various members brought along some modelling, they had recently been working on, to present to the meeting.

  • Nick Coppin's quarry scene featured an intriguing trompe l'oeil (or visual illusion, if you prefer plain English) adit.
  • Stephen Duffell had constructed LSWR ballast wagons from kits.
  • Jason Hargreaves had built an N Gauge shunting yard.
  • Tim Lewis had converted a Hornby K1 locomotive to P4.
  • Sandy Harper had built the LMS version of Stroudley's later Terrier and a Highland Railway wagon from a resin kit.  He now has the job of painting a class 49 4-6-0 built by Mackintosh for the Caledonian Railway.
  • Gordon Woods's NE Railway projects included: a scratch built signal box; weathering and re-numbering  a Bachmann 2-8-0 Austerity; a rake of 20 ton tanker wagons and a rake of Kitmaster coaches with replica interiors.
  • Peter Starkey had made a Model Engineers Laser kit of the LMS diesel-hydraulic loco. (first and only!); radio controlled.
  • Ian Payne had brought a scenic section from the N Gauge layout in his loft.  The river was made initially with varnish then casting resin was added.
  • Michael Glover had modified a Lilliput model to produce a German tram. Radio controlled.
  • Douglas Rhodes exhibited a loco named Douglas made for his 4th birthday by a friend of his father's.
  • David Knight recommended 'Oil on the Rails' (HMRS publications) by Alan Coppin and informed us that the Shrewsbury Model Centre had closed.

Michael Ling