Two Weeks Until Upcoming Open Day 2016

Sunday 20th November 2016


There’s only two more weeks until this year’s Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Open Day to be held in Yatton, North Somerset.


With this in mind work continues with wiring up the new OO gauge shunting layout Nailsea Wharf in an attempt to get it operational in time for the show. In addition to the usual Tuesday evening meetings, a few club members also spent much of today progressing with the layout. Some adjustments have been made based on findings from a previous testing session and the track on half of the layout is now powered, leaving a few more wires to be soldered on the other half of the layout and the point motors to finish wiring up. The photo below shows a model of J94 locomotive ‘Wilbert’ posed on part of the semi-completed area of the layout.

 Wilbert on Nailsea Wharf

The recent test track evening brought about the usual mixture of modelling interests of our members with models based on American, German and British prototypes. The pictures below show a selection of these starting with a Gauge 1 DB Class 91 produced by Märklin which included sound and smoke effects. A short video clip of this can be seen on our Facebook page by clicking here.

 Gauge 1 DB Class 91


Another German outline model running on the test track was a HO scale DB AG class 101 pulling Talgo Night Express articulated coaches seen in the photo below.

HO Night Express


Also in HO scale was an American Trackmobile produced by Broadway Limited Imports, the prototype vehicle able to be driven on and off rails and used for yard shunting.

HO American Trackmobile


The final photo for this update shows an N gauge Class 47 hauling a passenger train in Network SouthEast livery, this year marking 30 years since the name and livery was unveiled.

N Gauge Network SouthEast Class 47

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