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by RobM
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 12th March 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

EMAG Meeting 12th March 2020

Nine members attended another enjoyable modelling evening. A committee meeting was held to discuss the implications for the group of the CORONA VIRUS epidemic. It was decided to carry on as normal for now, but to keep the situation under review. Therefore if you have decided not to attend meetings f...
by RobM
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 5th March 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 454

EMAG Meeting 5th March 2020

Nine members attended this enjoyable modelling evening. The test track was set up and several members brought locos along to test including a Midland Railway 0-6-0, an L&NWR 0-8-0, an L&YR battery loco, a GWR Hall and a Class 24 diesel. TT01.jpg TT02.jpg TT03.jpg Apart from that Howard was w...
by RobM
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 27th February 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 885

EMAG Meeting 27th February 2020

Thirteen members attended this lively modelling evening including our new member Ken Carter who was made very welcome. Bevis was gauge widening some flexible P4 track for his layout; Howard was working on his latest signalling simulation; David was building a Masokits bogie kit for a Stanier loco; T...
by RobM
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 20th February 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 680

EMAG Meeting 20th February 2020

Six members attended the evening meeting, three others during the day, making eight in total. Tony was working on Tortoise point motors and points on the layout; Nigel was working on his Cupar Station; John was looking at a Raspberry Pi 0 kit; Ken was converting a Midland Class1 0-6-0T brake gear to...
by RobM
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 6th February 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 790

EMAG Meeting 6th February 2020

Eleven members attended the meeting which was another enjoyable modelling evening. Howard was working on his signalling simulation for Crow Nest Junction; was working on a Brassmasters wagon chassis kit; Bob was building a coal stage for David; David and Bevis were working on chipping locos; Tony wa...
by RobM
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 30th January 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 771

EMAG Meeting 30th January 2020

Nine members attended during the day with a further two in the evening. The following activities took place during the day: Tony Wilkins managed to install the three Tortoise point motors under (board 2) and get them all working the point blades successfully. They now require wiring in. Inspection o...
by RobM
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 23rd January 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 743

EMAG Meeting 23rd January 2020

Nine members attended this meeting which was another successful modelling evening. Howard helped Martin assemble his latest L&YR bogie carriage and then did some work on his latest signalling simulation; David was making parts for his Caprotti valve gear/rotary cam ‘Crab’; Tony was making parts ...
by RobM
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 16th January 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 784

EMAG Meeting 16th January 2020

7 members were in attendance for this modelling night. Nigel was scrutinizing photographs of Cupar Station in order to work out dimensions for making the buildings, David was working on a High Level Collett Tender Chassis, Simon was working on his Templot drawing of West Hallam Station, Tony was wor...
by RobM
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 9th January 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 522

EMAG Meeting 9th January 2020

Ten members attended this meeting which was a modelling evening. Bevis was ‘chipping’ a loco for David; Richard was continuing work on his Judith Edge kit of a Ruston 48DS; Nigel was drawing the platforms and forecourt of his model of Cupar station; Bob was weathering the loco shed for the group lay...
by RobM
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 2nd January 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

NAG Meeting 2nd January 2020

Nine members attended our first meeting of the modelling New Year and we had a very enjoyable evening. The test track was set up and several locos were tested on it. Bevis was restoring the chassis of his BEC kit of an LSWR Class 700 0-6-0; Richard was working on the chassis of a Judith Edge kit of ...
by RobM
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Progress Day 21st November 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 727

NAG Progress Day 21st November 2019

5 members attended during the day: Richard was making track for Tonys layout. Brian was working on some D&S wagons. Ken was making track work for his layout. David was making a Masokits bogie for a B5 and fitted a tie bar to his layout under Tonys instructions.. Tony and John were working on the...
by RobM
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 7th November 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

NAG Meeting 7th November 2019

10 Members attended the meeting with the following activity: 1. The test track was set up and Tony ran 3 of his Ruston industrial shunters all of which had been built by the late John Hayes. David also ran a number of his recently sound chipped locos as a first test since they were sound fitted. Bob...
by RobM
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 31st October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

NAG Meeting 31st October 2019

11 members attended this meeting. Nigel was working on a bridge for Cupar; Joel was researching Ruston 48DS and 88DS locos in a book lent by Tony; Bob was continuing building Dingham couplings; Pete was working on his Prickly Pear SE coal wagon; I was continuing the conversion two GC well wagons fro...
by RobM
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Progress Day 24th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

NAG Progress Day 24th October 2019

Day time. Present: David Clark, Tony Wilkins, John Slack, Richard Marshall, Nigel Fawcett, Bob Dugdale, Peter Mcfarlane & Barry Lingham A group discussion took place on the suggested track circuit section breaks, buildings and operation. It was proposed that the layout should have 2 section brea...
by RobM
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 17th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

NAG Meeting 17th October 2019

8 members attended this meeting. John was painting sections of P4 track; Joel was trying to see where he could place lead to weight his Judith Edge Rushton loco; Nigel was again researching Cupar station from maps and photographs; Ken was making a start on a Slater’s Gloucester Private Owner wagon; ...
by RobM
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting10th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1125

NAG Meeting10th October 2019

7 members attended this meeting. Richard was building trackwork for Tony’s Brimsdown layout; John was getting used to his new resistance soldering kit; Barry was building the chassis for his 51L Ironstone wagon; Simon was sorting his photographs, taken at the Wigan show; Bob was making hand rails fo...
by RobM
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG 8th AGM 3rd October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

NAG 8th AGM 3rd October 2019

The meeting started at 8.05pm chaired by Ken Kirk, Co-ordinator of the Group. Fourteen members were in attendance. Apologies for absence Apologies were received from Howard Bolton, Michael Prince and Ken Carter. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting The minutes had been circulated to all member...
by RobM
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 19th September 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1063

NAG Meeting 19th September 2019

Ten members attended the meeting which was another enjoyable modelling evening. Ken and John spent the evening on admin and preparing for the AGM; Tony and Ken were discussing a tandem turnout which Tony is going to build for Ken’s layout and which will be featured on Tony’s track making thread on t...
by RobM
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 12th September 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

NAG Meeting 12th September 2019

5 members attended this meeting. Richard was placing sleepers on a Templot for Tony’s Brimsdown layout, Tony was making Crossing vee assembly jigs to use at his trackwork workshop at Scaleforum, David was working on a Brassmasters LNWR G2 0-8-0 chassis, converting it from EM to P4, John was doing th...
by RobM
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 5th September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 552

NAG Meeting 5th September 2019

Ten members attended the first meeting of the new term for what was an enjoyable modelling evening. The test track was set up and David brought several locos fitted with DCC sound to test on it. Otherwise Ken was making rodding stools, Tony was preparing for his trackwork demo at Scaleforum where he...
by RobM
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 19th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

NAG Meeting 19th July 2019

This was an all day workshop. 5 members attended in the morning. Ken was adjusting a Brassmasters wagon underframe with help from David. Richard was building trackwork for Tony’s Brimsdown layout. John and Tony were working on the layout. John was checking the electrics and Tony was fixing a turnout...
by RobM
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 4th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1194

NAG Meeting 4th July 2019

Nine members attended what was another very enjoyable modelling evening. The test track was set up and Michael brought along four locos to test: a ‘Hymek’ diesel and no less than three LMS 3F tanks, otherwise known as ‘Jinties’. Howard was working on electric locks for the Leeds City North layout. B...
by RobM
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Progress Day and Meeting 27th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

NAG Progress Day and Meeting 27th June 2019

Five members attended during the day and nine attended in the evening including 3 from the day shift. Work on the Group’s layout continues to progress steadily. John was trying out ideas for building a case for the layout’s control equipment. Richard was soldering dropper wires to the layout trackwo...
by RobM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 20th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

NAG Meeting 20th June 2019

9 members attended this meeting. We watched 2 films. The first was steam on the Eastern Region. Filmed in late 50s and early 60s,we saw Kings Cross and East Coast main Line to Peterborough and Doncaster. A1, A2, A3, A4, B1 and V2 classes were shown in colour and black & white. Some of the line w...
by RobM
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 13th June 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 852

NAG Meeting 13th June 2019

Ten members attended this lively evening. As it was a modelling evening, most brought some work to do. Nigel was producing a TEMPLOT plan, taken from an OS map, of his Cupar station with help from Tony Wilkins. David brought some wagons to work on and was helping new member Stephen Hefford to put cr...

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