The residents of St Merryn have been busy in recent weeks making the town tidy and presentable, with particular attention being given to that part of the town where the railway station is situated, in anticipation of the long awaited arrival of two esteemed gentlemen who had expressed a desire to digitally capture the local scenes for the enjoyment of others in the future.
The first photographer to arrive was Philip Hall, who spent a whole Sunday in and around the station area, he took over two hundred photographs, and it is hoped that the results of this photo shoot will appear in Model Railway Journal later in the year.
Philip was closely followed by Chris Nevard, who arrived on a Tuesday to take some pictures for Model Rail. Once their editorial staff have seen the results we will be discussing some accompanying text.
It was fascinating to watch two of the hobby’s top photographers at work, and it is interesting to compare their different styles and results of their efforts.
Meanwhile, on the workbench we are commencing a number of upgrade projects for the layout, including a replacement pub and a replacement Bulleid 3 coach L set.
Plans to lay a new test track across one end of the clubroom have been delayed owing to some faulty turnout vee / wing rail assemblies having been received from the manufacturer; luckily, these were identified before turnout assembly, and replacements are awaited.
Our attentions now turn to preparations for a busy April.
Most of SLAG will be at Scalefour North of course and then we take St Merryn “on tour”, firstly to Crawley on 16/17 April and then up to York for the Easter weekend.
If you are around at any of theses shows then please come and say “hi”.
Bye for now.