Friday, 29 February 2008
Anyone interested in coming along can contact Stephen at either: firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen.Paulin@silverbeck-rymer.co.uk Further details on the Blue Sheet.
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Sunday, 17 February 2008
No-one was quite sure how that new three way point would perform but everyone had their own ideas ............
Everyone ..........except Allan Ferguson who was still booging on down to the freebie Lenny Kravitz CD given away with Saturday's Daily Mail. Don't such rags realise the impact on serious finescale modelling?
On Saturday we had a visit from some of the West of Scotland group keen to learn how a layout should be built. Their excuse for venturing east was to measure up the SRPS' signal box at Bo'ness. However no-one was taken in by that as the SRPS are well aware of what their box measures.
Saturday was rounded off with an inter-group quiz with questions set by our own David Goodwillie - no bias there then. The steam questions were very hard, but the diesel questions harder still. As usual our Alasdair Taylor was the runaway winner with a score of something like 13 out of 40.
That's the working weekends finished for the meantime but a number of the group will be meeting up next weekend at Modelrail in Glasgow where Blackston Junction will be exhibited. Jim Summers will be dividing his time between that layout and also manning the Scalefour Society and the Caledonian Railway Association's stands - some guys don't let the grass grow under their feet.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Attention now moves to the Rail 08 exhibition next month in its new location in Houten, where there will be several visitors from the UK. For details see http://www.rail.nl/
The picture above shows Wolter (nearest the camera) and clockwise: Piet, Wim and Dave discussing plans for a new station building. For more pictures follow this link to the meeting report on the SNAG webpages.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Anyway there was a wide variety of locos 'on trial' with a large contingent of LNER locos from Arthur, a number of which had run on Preston before. We also saw a new GWR loco (don't know the class - sorry!) from Peter which had suffered some chimney reshaping due to an accidental drop during weathering, butI think a good night was had by all.
A note that our next meeting planned to be a Video and Internet night, will actually be a 'Run and Natter' meeting due to overrunning engineering works (well decorating actually), so please bring items of interest and stock/locomotives to run.
Next meeting Thursday 21st February, please contact mike Norris (details on Blue Sheet) if you require additional information.