June 2019 Update

Monday 24th June 2019

 

Unfortunately, it’s been a while since the last update, but we haven’t gone anywhere and we’re still working away with our model railways. So, what have members of the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club been up to since the last update?

 

A few of us have model railway layouts still in the early stages of construction and shown in the photo below is an N gauge layout from one of our members still at this stage. The boards have been reused from a previous layout that has been dismantled, with a couple of modifications ready for a new railway to be built. A new track plan has been designed on a computer and printed out at full size to ensure the intended layout fits and looks workable before track laying begins. We look forward to seeing how this member’s layout progresses.

 

 

Continuing the theme of railway constrution, real railways need ballast under the track’s sleepers to from a solid trackbed and help with drainage, so moving up to a larger scale, we have a photo of a wagon being pulled by a diesel locomotive on the O gauge test track. This is a recent ready to run model of an OAA dropside wagon built in the 1960s which has had a ballast load added.

 

 

Also required for constructing a real railway is a crane to lift track panels into place. The photos below show an old OO gauge rail mounted crane produced by Lima, which had been damaged but given a new lease of life by one of our members. The old broken jib has been replaced by a new scratch built one with new string to represent the operating cables, the paintwork touched up and it’s ready to operate again.

 

 

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What’s On?
Nailsea and District MRC Events:

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2020

March 28th and 29th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

 

For more information on the events listed above, click here