Sunday 17 February 2008


Another hard weekend's work has been completed in the East Of Scotland with yet more work done towards extending Burntisland 1883. The west end of the layout now seems some distance off when viewed from the east end.........

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.

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