Thursday 30 October 2008

Conversions abound...

29 of October was the last monthly meet of the Newport Naggers. In all 12 members present with another 6 detained for health or business reasons. Bernie Baker has been at it again, this time hes' P4'd one of the new G2's from Bachmann. I have asked Bernie to write this up as a 'how to' for the NAGNAG website.
This runs amazingly smoothly. Bernie also brought down a brace of converted 56xx's, really nice.
Rob Foot also brought his Hymek and ran it over Belle Vue with 6 Ironclads on the back...lovely.
Not to be out done Hubert Messing brought his converted Lima parcels car along as well.

The noble men of NAGNAG have been invited to Newbury for an evening of fun and steam type stuff, thanks to Rod Hall for arranging this for us.

Bernie's converted 56xx's on the entrance to the extended shed area of Belle Vue. More work is being carried out to Belle Vue by the Naggers, but we still need more ideas...come on lads!

So, with the extension to the head shunt now in place, this means that larger items can be run into the shed area - like a brake down crane...anyone know if theres one being designed?

Rob also had a DMU as a work in progress; Steffan, Alistair and Bernie look at a problem that Rob didn't know he had untill it was pointed out to him. Robs now trying to put a central pivot into a bogie where there isn't one at the moment.

An enjoyable evening with more progress being made, which is always a good thing.

My thanks to Newport MRS for allowing us to host this monthly meet at the club rooms.

Next meeting 26 November, when hopefully some of the Glevum group will be joining us for the evening.

Mike Garwood

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