ESNG meeting – 15 February 2017

Eight members, plus Andy & Lindsay visiting, made a pleasant evening.  The tracks were a little empty, with Paul missing, preparing for his Japan trip on Friday.  But we had some interesting trains running.  I tested a second-hand Farish 03 shunter, from a certain Liverpool company. It ran perfectly, and I hope to build an 07 body for it.

The usual suspects filling the fiddle yard….

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Simon was testing this brute of a Pennsy road-switcher, the Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 – 3D printed body on Atlas chassis.

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Andy had these two Dapol diesels in action….

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Peter’s black Flying Scotsman was running far better after a little work on the front pony truck…..

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Allan was missing, but sent me a report of a visit to the Bournemouth show.  With a few pictures – a little blurry, but I’ve included the best!

Had an early start to travel down to just out side Bournemouth on the Poole side.  After picking up Derek had a nice run down. The weather could have been a lot better. This is our 3rd. visit to this show. Held by the East Dorset Area Group of the N Gauge Society.

It was held at The Hamworth Club, which is a sport and social club.  The show spread over two halls and a room.  This year they added the two badminton Courts.

There was a total of 16 layouts with the normal trade support. There were four N Gauge layouts at the show.  The best layout in the show just happened to be a N gauge. This was Wickwar. The is basted on an actual location. On the secondary line between Bristol and Gloucester. The modelling was of a very high standard. The back scene was made up of four photos joined together and then printed.  The modelled area just blended into the back scene. Had a very enjoyable chat with some of the team from Farnham & District MRC.

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Down stairs in the badminton courts were the other 3 N gauge layouts.  Hillview was a fictional location, with a main circuit with a larger marshalling yard added to one side. A very busy layout.

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In the same court was Penworth.  A small terminal layout with some lovely thatched roof cottages. Still quite a bit of work needed to finish this layout. I was told it is a ten year project. On its first outing and well worth looking at.

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In the second court was “INNs and OUTS”. Original built by the Rumors MRC in 2001. Was up for sale on our first visit here in 2015. Brought by a member of the North Dorset group. It shows what can be done in a small space and made to look interesting.

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Also in this court was a friend of our club. Richard with his collection of Yellow Bus (or to you and me Bournemouth Transport). He has a excellent collection of bits and pieces. Videos, books, photos & models. Could have spend hours looking through all his books & photos.

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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