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by mike_t_norris
Sat May 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)

Hello Mark, Thanks for you update, unfortunately I too have a stash of too much stuff! The LYR coach did take some building especially all the small bits of wire on the sides. Hello Richard, Good to hear from you, please feel free to post on this thread after all it is for the group and not just for...
by mike_t_norris
Tue May 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)

As there has been little change to the state of things currently, I have started a new reply in lieu of our May meeting and under regular circumstances last week would have been our normal May meeting, and this year we had planned for three 'At homes' over the Summer period. Following discussion wit...
by mike_t_norris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)

I had a mail from Chris Penlenton asking about the origin of the Princess, so here are a few details. It started quite a few years back after seeing John Holden (of Lime Street fame) taking one of the later Hornby bodies and grafting it on to a Comet chassis, so having started the Comet chassis and ...
by mike_t_norris
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)

Thank you - very kind comments - still think it needs a bit of weathering, especially after travelling to Preston from Euston.
Now have to build another one, this time a long firebox version!
by mike_t_norris
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (March 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Fylde Area Group (March 2020)

A small group of intrepid modellers met on the 19th March, for what appears to be the last meeting for some time. There were 5 members present and apologies from three. Amongst those present was a new member Geoff Mather, who is just rekindling a desire to build his railway following retirement. Alt...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (February 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Fylde Area Group (February 2020)

The 13th February saw a strong turnout, with 8 members present and apologies from two. Unfortunately the meeting was somewhat subdued due to the loss of a long standing member of the group Peter Gibb, and the arrangements to attend the funeral being the foremost discussion. Peter had very rarely mis...
by mike_t_norris
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (January 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Fylde Area Group (January 2020)

SAD NEWS - Peter Gibb I am sorry to report that the Society and the Area Group has lost one of its long term members, Peter Gibb died peacefully yesterday (Tuesday) evening. He had been in a home for some weeks and had been unable to attend the last few meetings, on the 30th January I was informed h...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (January 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Fylde Area Group (January 2020)

The 16th January saw our usual Run & Natter meeting with 7 members present and apologies from two. The usual general and wide discussions ensued with updates on the health of some of our longer serving members. Peter Gibb has unfortunately had to moving into a home as he was becoming too much of...
by mike_t_norris
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (December 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

Fylde Area Group (December 2019)

The 5th December saw a good turnout of 11 members and friends and apologies from four. Yours truly provided a photographic presentation of my visits to various locations over the course of the year. This was followed by the usual delicious hotpot with ample ‘seconds’ followed by apple pie and cream,...
by mike_t_norris
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (November 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

Fylde Area Group (November 2019)

The 21st November meeting was attended by seven members, with apologies from two. The usual mix of topics were discussed along with the health conditions of some members who unfortunately can no longer attend, none of us are getting any younger and time is taking its toll. We are trying to maintain ...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

Fylde Area Group (October 2019)

The October meeting was a combined meeting between the Craven and Ribble EM Gauge group and the Fylde Scalefour Group. The Fylde Group had 8 members in attendance. Once again another fine meeting, two layouts were in attendance Therescore Vale by Nigel Hopwood and Culm presented by Dai Davies. There...
by mike_t_norris
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (September 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Fylde Area Group (September 2019)

Following our summer recess, the group met on the 19th September, with 9 members present and one apology. This was a good turnout in readiness for the start of the modelling season. The usual mix of topics was discussed including planning for the visit to Aylesbury and the Scaleforum. Richard brough...
by mike_t_norris
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (May 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1701

Fylde Area Group (May 2019)

The 16th May saw six members in attendance, with apologies from three. A number of items were brought along to run and there are some photos to follow showing what was there. The evening was the usual mix of topics and banter, with some useful discussions particularly on my favourite topic of wheel ...
by mike_t_norris
Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (April 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 1063

Fylde Area Group (April 2019)

The 11th April saw eight members present and apologies from two. It was a quiet evening with the usual number of general discussions on various aspects. Although I did get a change to run my Crab which had a derailment problem on one of the circuits, where there was a poor rail joint followed by a d...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (March 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Fylde Area Group (March 2019)

The 21st of March was quite an eventful day, firstly thanks to Richard Dunning and Tony Williams we had an invitation to Dean Hall the home of Manchester Model Railway Society, to view and run on Slattocks their S4 layout. The Nottingham Area Group was also included in the invite, so it was a very g...
by mike_t_norris
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (February 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Fylde Area Group (February 2019)

The 21st February saw another good turnout with 10 members present and apologies from two. We had the usual mix of general discussion along with a few items brought along to run, David Beale brought along an exquisite Hull & Barnsley four plan wagon complete with individual wooden planks, rivets...
by mike_t_norris
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (January 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Fylde Area Group (January 2019)

We had a good turnout for our first meeting of the New Year with 9 members present and apologies from two. It was the usual mix of discussions, covering what had arrived over Christmas, including a Pentroller which need a bit of persuasion to get working. I had my new ‘A’ class and a small mixed tra...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (December 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Fylde Area Group (December 2018)

The 6th December saw a very good turnout of 14 members and friends and apologies from six. Yours truly provided a photographic presentation of my visits to various locations, including several signal boxes over the year and included a visit and trip on Mail Rail and the Postal Museum. This was follo...
by mike_t_norris
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (November 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Fylde Area Group (November 2018)

The 15th November saw seven members present and apologies from one. Several items were brought along including a number of commissions from Karl; some of which were EM gauge; these included a LMS 2-6-0 (Flying pig), Brassmasters conversion with Bachman body along with a sample of two LNER tourist co...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)

Dear James, Sorry for the delay getting back to you, it's been a busy few weeks with one thing and another! I am surprised you managed to work out what it was from the photo, but basically it is a development of the article by Geoff Helliwell in SN 209 p.9 and maybe once I have progressed things to ...
by mike_t_norris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)

Hello Lindsay, The viaduct is Glen Mooar Viaduct, on the Manx Railway, which I think is on the stretch from Peel to Ramsey. The display was built by Alan Catlow who works and has written a number of articles on modelling Manx Railways, unfortunately he was ill on the day so sent it via a deputy. The...
by mike_t_norris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (October 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Fylde Area Group (October 2018)

The October meeting was a combined meeting between the Craven and Ribble EM Gauge group and the Fylde Scalefour Group. The Fylde Group had 6 members in attendance. Again a fine mix of topics, along with a couple of layouts, which were The Mill and Threescore Vale. The demonstrations including Signal...
by mike_t_norris
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (September 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

Fylde Area Group (September 2018)

On the 20th September the group met following our summer recess, with 6 members present and apologies from 4. During the recess another local member expressed an interest to join the group, so we welcomed Graham Hoyle to the meeting, he brought along a loco which was not performing as well as he had...
by mike_t_norris
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (June 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 1530

Fylde Area Group (June 2018)

On the 28th June the group met at Anthony Miller’s, Lowton St. May’s layout. Unfortunately due to several issues over the year Tony has not had much time to progress the layout since our visit last year; hopefully now things have settled down he can continue to work on the layout. There were 12 memb...
by mike_t_norris
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (May 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Fylde Area Group (May 2018)

Hello Philip and Colin, Philip - sorry you are right, I made some notes about the visitors that evening but got failed to note it correctly. Colin - yes you are also correct, it is Preston, quite how the Great Western got that far I don't know! The stretcher bar need to be that robust for this layou...

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