October 2018 Update

Monday 8th October 2018


The previous two talk evenings since the last update consisted of a slideshow evening at the start of September, showing a number of old railway photos from across the country, and a talk about scratch building simple model buildings.


The Roundy Round test track has continued to be popular on running evenings, with a large range of models being tested including Australian HO scale trains, N gauge Southern Region steam engines and present day Class 66s in OO gauge. The larger scale test track has also seen use on a couple of evenings with the testing of Gauge 1 scale locomotives.


Modelling evenings continue to see a range of projects being worked on. Included amongst those have been the construction of model building kits in various scales, using both plastic and card components. Pictured below are shots of two of our members working on an N gauge card kit produced by Metcalfe Models and a 1:35 scale plastic building kit produced by MiniArt Models.


Card Kit Assembly


Plastic Kit Assembly


As well as buildings, rolling stock has been worked on, with photos below showing a work in progress 7mm scale wagon built from a kit that utilises plastic and metal components, and some maintenance work being done to an old OO gauge Warship class diesel-hydraulic locomotive produced by Mainline Railways.


Scale 7 Wagon Work In Progress


Warship Maintenance


The final photo for this update shows another work in progress from one of our Club members. Every year, we hold a modelling competition for our members to show some of the models that have been completed during the year. This year we have a new format to the competition with the challenge of building a diorama no larger than 40 square inches. Below is the progress so far of one of these entries from a member who had never built a card kit before. We’re all looking forward to seeing all of the completed entries.


Diorama Work In Progress

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