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by RobM
Sat May 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 16th May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 100

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: 258

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: 170

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: 154

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: 210

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: 338

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: 182

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: 199

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: 229

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...
by RobM
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 14th February 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 226

NAG Meeting 14th February 2019

Twelve members attended what was a very lively and enjoyable modelling night. Howard was working on the electric locks for his latest lever frame with assistance from John; Peter was continuing work on his Judith Edge kit of a Consett 0-6-0ST and also looking at a Finecast SER 0- 6-0; Nigel was addi...
by RobM
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 7th February 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 244

NAG Meeting 7th February 2019

11 members attended this evening meeting. The test track was available for running member’s stock. Barry was working on his GNSR composite coach, Tony was helping Ken sort out a problem with his servo control unit, John was doing more electronic work for Howard’s lever frame, Nigel was building new ...
by RobM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 31st January 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 314

NAG Meeting 31st January 2019

Thirteen people braved the freezing weather to attend this all day meeting which lasted from 1000 until 2230. (We are having one “Progress Day” per month in order to make progress on the Group layout). Richard Marshall arrived just before me and had already got the heating and the kettle on. Thanks ...
by RobM
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 255

NAG Meeting 24th January 2019

8 members attended this evening meeting. David was working on the chassis for his 1F 0-6-0T, John was building a lever frame, Barry was building a GNSR composite coach, Tony was building track for his Brimsdown layout, Richard was finishing point blades for the track on the group layout, Howard was ...
by RobM
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 17th January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 244

NAG Meeting 17th January 2019

Eleven members attended what was another very enjoyable modelling night. Richard was working on his crossover for the group layout; Tony showed Joel some of the techniques he uses for track making; Barry was working on his GNSR carriage; Brian was working on his Private Owner wagons; Nigel was readi...
by RobM
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 10th January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 251

NAG Meeting 10th January 2019

Ten members attended what was very enjoyable modelling night. Nigel completed the railings for his model of Cupar station; Ken was making some fencing for his layout; Tony was working on some sand hoppers which he is making from very old Ratio kits; John was working on a DCC Concepts Cobalt SS stepp...
by RobM
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 3rd January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 255

NAG Meeting 3rd January 2019

Twelve members attended this lively meeting which heralded the start of a new modelling year for NAG. The test track was set up and several locos were tested on it. We welcomed a new member – Joel Middleton from Huthwaite, near Sutton-in-Ashfield. A meeting of the kitchen cabinet was held and the to...
by RobM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 14369

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

mikemeg wrote:
I now have the parts and kit to build a second B16/1 so I might 'chronicle' that build in a little more detail, on here, if anyone is interested?

Cheers

Mike


One of the perhaps silent many who follow this topic..........I'm interested........
Rob
by RobM
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Progress Day 22nd November 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Progress Day 22nd November 2018

7 members attended the all day workshop primarily to work on the NAG layout but also to work on their own projects. NAG Layout. The principle task of the day was to lay ballast on the sidings laid at the previous session and to lay further track work from the point built by Paul Morris and laid the ...
by RobM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Boston Frodsham

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by RobM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 8th November 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 606

NAG Meeting 8th November 2018

12 members attended this busy meeting. Bevis, Ken and Howard were working on the lever frame for a Leeds layout. David was correcting an L&Y tank engine which had been bought. It needs a lot of attention. Nigel was continuing building Cupar, this time some fencing. Bob was working on some Midlan...
by RobM
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 1st November 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 580

NAG Meeting 1st November 2018

Twelve members attended this very lively and enjoyable evening meeting. It was test track night and David had brought several locos to run, including a rebuilt Royal Scot from a Brassmasters kit, a Fairbairn 2-6-4T from an Alan Gibson kit and a GWR Collett 0-6-2T which has a Bachmann body and a Pers...
by RobM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 16892

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Good to see the trestles were removed OK. I'm still trying to figure out where the short siding will go from the 3 way, the photos show it falling over the cliff.......... :? .... Will obviously become clear as you progress........
R
by RobM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Progress Day 25th October 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 726

NAG Progress Day 25th October 2018

10 members attended the all day workshop with the primary intention of working on the NAG layout. Progress on the layout was as follows: 1. Ken Kirk had brought some timber to make an end board for the terminus end of the layout. Track work had been damaged when the board had been taken down from it...
by RobM
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 25th October 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 580

NAG Meeting 25th October 2018

9 members attended this evening meeting. Tony was building some track for his Brimsdown layout and putting rivets into more sleepers. Peter was continuing building his Judith Edge Kit for a Kitson 0-6-0PT Consett Class A loco. Bevis was working on doors for his Triang/Hornby Utility Van. Ken was wor...
by RobM
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 18th October 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 748

NAG Meeting 18th October 2018

11 members attended this busy meeting, which amply demonstrated the mutual help between members in sharing their expertise. John Slack was installing a sound chip into an American loco (B&O EM -1) for David Clarke (who sat on the sidelines mesmerised by the technology of modern sound chips and t...

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