3mm Society, Railway, Terriers A1 & A1x, Wimblehurst Road

Pevensey Show

Well survived the show. Unfortunately the layout suffered from the heat and the track shifted causing the board joints to move. I also had to Jerry rig the wiring as had no power.

On the positive side a few notes to self for the future

  • Make a note of your wiring
  • Develop a non electrical solution for point control
  • Improve layout wiring
  • Do not use recycled wiring
  • Test your stock
  • Unify couplings
  • Despite the heat it was an enjoyable exhibition and I would like to thank Mr P and Mike for their company and help on the day – onwards & forwards.
  • Here are some pics

  • 7mm, Railway, Terriers A1 & A1x

    Hayward’s Heath MRE

    Myself and Mr P paid a visit to the Hayward’s Heath Show held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Apart from the parking which was horrendous (found that Mr P is very good at reversing his car down a long road!) the show held in 2 halls was pretty good.

    A variety of scales (alas no 3mm) some decent layouts were on show. We also met a few Society members both 3mm and O.16.5 so had a good chinwag too.

    Unlike a lot of exhibitions these days a decent guide was provided too.

    Here are the photos

    Well Creek Basin -7mm

    Hobbs Hill -4mm OO

    Southbridge -N

    Frimley North -4mm OO

    Gouttieres -HO

    Haynes Lane -7mm O

    Dorchester Jct -4mm FS

    Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N

    Arnold Lane -7mm O

    Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO

    Battledown -N

    Dougdale -4mm OO

    Hope Hill -7mm O

    Ashenden Jct -N

    Staindrop -7mm O

    These were the pick of the bunch for me. Very enjoyable show apart from the parking.

    3mm Society, Beer, Railway, Railway days

    3mm London Area Group

    Another very informative meeting, this time on the pros and cons of chassis building.

    I gave the sorry tale of my Terrier chassis – determined to get it to work!

    Tony Briddon brought along his competition winning Duchess which runs as good as it looks.

    We also had a SE&CR O running (13.5 but able to go round the 14.2 test track).

    Andrew Barnes brought along some of his lovely coaches

    And for good measure a scratchbuilt SE&CR class C 0-6-0 which did quite a few circuits!

    There was an example of an 0-6-0 chassis

    And then Group discussion

    All finished off with a couple of pints in the Parcel Yard – a good end to the day 😊

    Railway

    Terrier but 4mm

    Dear Group

    As per the title new tooling for Terrier in 4mm 00 see here https://grahammuz.com/2018/03/24/new-00-ex-lbsc-a1-a1x-terrier-announced-by-rails-of-sheffield/

    Regards

    Graham Muz

    South Bucks

    www.grahammuz.com

    @grahammuz

    Graham ‘Muz’

    South Bucks

    Modelling Southern Railway 1946 to 1949

    Fisherton Sarum and Canute Road Quay

    www.grahammuz.com

    @grahammuz

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    3mm Society, Railway, Railway days, Wimblehurst Road

    Give us a P…….

    Had the opportunity to do some modelling being another year older and all that.

    Started Andy Shillitos Linton Kits SECR P class in 3mm.

    The kit is well thought out with tabs for locating the etch. I did find the tanks were handed and that I had 2 left hands instead of 1 left & 1 right but was able to overcome that. Had to do the boiler in 2 halves more my modelling skills than the kit design.

    The castings are 3D printed rather than the usual white metal or lost wax so that should be interesting.

    Here are a couple of pictures

    Just valances buffet bean and course roof to add. As for the chassis I have a motor that should fit with my usual branch line gear box with Alan Gibson wheels to complete, just got to work out the pickups couplings and livery. Considering painting as below

    (Photo from Project 27 blog)

    This was the livery used by the SECR in WW1 reportedly for goods engines.

    What of the Terrier you might ask? The chassis is a runner but the pick ups need sorting and I have found the roof which did a runner. So within touching distance.

    The Pickering needs more weight and I am going to use the motor for the P for now until I workout how to weight it.

    That’s all for now.

    R