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by RobM
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 7th November 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 634

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 31st October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 410

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Progress Day 24th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 325

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 17th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 470

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting10th October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 327

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG 8th AGM 3rd October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 483

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 19th September 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 438

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 12th September 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 447

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 5th September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 331

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 19th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 942

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 4th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 794

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Progress Day and Meeting 27th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 733

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 20th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 727

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: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 13th June 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 565

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...
by RobM
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 6th June 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 368

NAG Meeting 6th June 2019

Eight members attended a very pleasant modelling evening. It was test track night and Michael brought along a selection of locos to run, including two J94 0-6-0STs, a Hymek diesel and a West Country pacific. Bevis repaired one of Rob’s RSH 0-4-0STs and ran that on the test track very successfully. A...
by RobM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 30th May 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 465

NAG Meeting 30th May 2019

10 members attended this meeting. Stephen was converting a 1F 0-60T loco using Brassmasters Easy Chassis. Joel showed a couple of tortoise motor mounts he had made using a 3D printer and then he updated his CAD drawing to correct a small error. Richard was continuing work his Judith Edge kit for a R...
by RobM
Sat May 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 16th May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 826

NAG Meeting 16th May 2019

8 members attended this meeting. We have a film evening approximately once per month and enjoyed 2 films this night. The first was taken at Stratford in the 1950s. Re-railing a coach, a wagon and a loco which was on its side. Numerous jacks of varying capacity were used and sliders made from old rai...
by RobM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Progress Day and Meeting 25th April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 868

NAG Progress Day and Meeting 25th April 2019

We have three accounts of this long and productive day. (Even the scribes have to do it in shifts!). I was unable to attend due to a bug and apologized for this. Thanks to those who attended and to the three scribes who’s accounts are below. Martin and Brian took some photos to show progress. Ken Ki...
by RobM
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 18th April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 784

NAG Meeting 18th April 2019

Twelve members attended what was another very lively and enjoyable modelling night. Howard and John were working on electric locks for Leeds City North; Bevis was working on some Masokits/Parkside underframes for Hornby/Wrenn SR Utility Vans; Tony was working on track for Brimsdown; David was buildi...
by RobM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 11th April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 742

NAG Meeting 11th April 2019

11 members attended this evening meeting. John was testing DCC decoders. Ken and Stephen were discussing the tools required for modelling and then Stephen went to Tony for help with track building. Richard was familiarizing himself with a Judith Edge kit for a Ruston 48DS 0-4-0DM kit. Nigel was stud...
by RobM
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 28th March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 570

NAG Meeting 28th March 2019

A total of thirteen members attended this all day session including the eight in the evening. John was performing electrical wizardry and later was teaching new member Stephen Hefford how to solder electronic components. David was wiring up his loco shed diorama with Tony Wilkins’ help. Ken brought ...
by RobM
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 14th March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 543

NAG Meeting 14th March 2019

10 members attended this meeting. John was helping David with some DCC problems and David then went on to batch building private owner wagons, Richard was building track, Nigel was continuing with the building of Cupar station, Bob was scratch building an engine shed, Howard helped Brian with a coup...
by RobM
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 7th March 2019 - Birthday Bash
Replies: 0
Views: 551

NAG Meeting 7th March 2019 - Birthday Bash

Ten members attended our 8th birthday party at our usual venue in Risley. We started with a film show with David Clarke bringing a film of the American Norfolk & Western Railway taken in the 1950s. The film is one of a 7 volume set on the N&W called “Pocahontas Glory.” Food and drink followe...
by RobM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 28th February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 554

NAG Meeting 28th February 2018

Ten members attended what was another very enjoyable modelling night. Bevis was working on some Cambrian wagon kits using Masokits sprung underframes; Howard was working on the electric locks for his latest lever frame; Brian was building private owner wagons; Richard was riveting sleepers for Tony’...
by RobM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 21st February 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 587

NAG Meeting 21st February 2019

A total of eleven members attended this all day sessions. Tony Wilkins took the notes for the day time and Martin Nield for the evening. Meeting notes for the day session. A steady trickle of members came and went during the day. There seemed to be something of a theme. John spent some time on a bui...

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