Lots of people around with the car park very full. On The Summit normal service was restored last week with kettles dominating, although JohnM’s Turbomotive seemed to have running issues.
Heyno Junction: another board was completed and attached, they are starting to become bespoke now so taking a little longer to make but the end is in sight.
This week the first of the very large boards connecting Evercreech New to The Summit fiddle yard was started – and as it’s roughly the size of a car it will need its own parking space! One of these boards is destined to carry our take on the eleven arch Prestleigh Viaduct.
Hamish was experiencing the ‘fun’ of freehand ballasting with N gauge Ballast, join the club! The N gauge dept put together two more boards, this is going to be a long layout for tiny wheels!
Last week SJ was getting a final dust down and gremlins rectified. The tower damaged in the previous weeks storm has been repaired. A need for spare hand held controllers was identified and two have been kindly donated by Jim and converted from 4 pin DIN to 5 pin DIN. Oddly GasWorks is 6 pin DIN so we couldn’t borrow those two controllers until we standardise on 6 pin DINs for South Junction.
Last week SteveS test ran his Kernow/Bachmann 4TC, probably the first in EM gauge.
Initially with a fake green Class 33/0 and ‘virtual’ jumper leads and then this week with a bagpipe fitted and heavily weighted (but still very slippery) Lima Class 73 on its long awaited 13mm Ultrascale nickel silver wheels.
The backscene at the town end has gained a stormy hue, and was test fitted before the weathered 4TC was photographed and the layout fully dismantled and packed away ready for a busy and exciting weekend at Taunton Rail-ex – all help gratefully received. Don’t forget your corporate clothing and Yeovil MRG membership card to gain entry.
The minutes of the last committee meeting have been signed off and are available to read in the foyer. Also posted are two Exhibition availability sheets. So if you wish to be involved with taking/operating layouts at exhibitions but have been too shy to ask, please sign up, we can never have too many volunteers! A proper notice board has been ordered.