Thursday 13 December 2007

East Yorkshire Area Group

Work continues apace on the East Yorkshire Area Group's layout Botanic Gardens, and wiring up of the plain track and pointwork on the entrance to the coal yard is aproaching completion. James Wells has been busy building more loco stock (a Class E (J71) from a using a Mainline body and Mainly Trains chassis kit) so at least we'll have several options to test the trackwork!

James has also started a couple of new blogs on his own activities: more details soon! There is also a thread on the Botanic Gardens project on the RMweb model railway web forum.

Further updates (and possibly images) after the Festive Season...

Tuesday 11 December 2007


Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, this month being 18th December. If no visit or other arrangement has been made, we now have a default venue, the Thatched House pub at Stanley, a village just North of Wakefield, on the East side of the A642. Any member reading this is welcome to join us. We usually arrive around 7.45 - 8.00 pm. At the moment the first part of our meeting is taken up with arrangements for Scalefour North, so if when you arrive you don't recognise anyone, just listen around for people talking very seriously about things that really matter. A note of caution here. The telephone directory lists a Thatched Cottage, a restaurant. You will not find us there as we don't trust our table manners.

This is my first attempt at a blog, so if anything comes up on the Society Blogs page, I will be as interested as anyone else. I have every hope of learning how to add pictures and becoming as competent as other contributers.

Jim Harrison