NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018

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NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018

Postby RobM » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:24 am

Well! What a day!
We booked the whole day at Risley Village Hall and worked from 1000 to 2200 on the Group layout and our own projects.

Eight members attended in the morning plus two just popping in to say hello. Five of us worked through the afternoon and at 1930 others brought us up to eight again. Some stayed all day whilst others did a split shift or came for part of the day or evening. A very good attendance all round, so thanks chaps.

It was a lovely day and most of us sat outside at the picnic tables during our breaks. Risley Village Hall is set in a nice rural location as the picture shows and well suited to our purpose.

View from the modelling room
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The layout team made good progress laying track to the new alignments. Tony had drawn up a revised Templot of the layout previously and they worked to this.
The track was fixed with PVA and held down with Tony’s cast lead weights until the glue dried. These did a remarkable impersonation of Stonehenge!

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Further track making was perpetrated including soldering those neat droppers from the Society Stores. Thanks Jeremy. Other work included point building and sleeper staining.

David Clarke, project coordinator, was working trackwork for his new diorama. This will be a LNWR engine shed to display his locomotive collection.

Ken built a MERG EZ Points kit to work a signal on his layout and later worked on his Brassmasters Easychas for his Bachmann 1F.

Richard, John and later Paul were working on trackwork for the layout with Tony in command.

Tony, when we let him, was fettling up some wagons for his Brimsdown layout.

Nigel Fawcett was working on the stairs for the bridge of his Cupar station.
Peter McFarlane was soldering the boiler of his Judith Edge kit of a Kitson long boilered 0-6-0. And other work.

Martin was putting lead weights and coal in the bunkers of his new loco. 

All in all a very successful day and was a worthwhile experiment. We have further “long Day” on Thursday 25th October with another workshop Saturday 24th November.

Ken Kirk, Group Coordinator.
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Re: NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018

Postby ken kirk » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks Rob for your arrangement of the photos etc. I've just re read my account and it appears that the needle stuck in describing our location. Never mind. Thanks again,

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Re: NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018

Postby RobM » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Bit of fluff under the needle.....sorted.
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