Kingsferry gets Goods

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Kingsferry now has ample goods facilities that are obviously well used.  For more pictures and details of this superb layout see here.   The new photos can be found in a slide show at the foot of that page.

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Settle and Carlisle Masterpiece!

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Settle and Carlisle Masterpiece!

Recently The Summit featured on the front page of the January issue of Hornby Magazine as a ‘Settle and Carlisle Masterpiece’.   Many will know that the layout was designed and planned in great detail by the late Brian Draper;  and we’ll take that description as a tribute to his vision (which we were told couldn’t be done), not to mention the skill, hard work and commitment of the YMRG members who made it happen!   Below is a slide show of superb pictures taken for the magazine, and below that the track plan marked with the photo positions in time-honoured fashion.

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TS Hornby Mag Track Plan

YMRG have a busy time coming up with The Summit being exhibited at St Neots – East Anglian MRE in March and Aylesbury Rail-Ex in May.

17th January 2018

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Lots of work going on in CS2 this week. Dave from Shepton Mallet visited
again.  Good to see Gary back and Halston Road populated with modern image stock.  Paul and Olivia continued sorting out Yeovil Town for automatic operation.  Tottington Hall made a welcome return from its successful first outing and was reunited with the rest of the baseboards.

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Holly Junction has a new sideways extension made and now painted.

The front scenery has been removed from The Summit for maintenance purposes. It is unlikely to be replaced before the outing to Huntingdon in 7 weeks time.  Volunteer(?) positions for operator/roadies are still open for this show…   Jim’s new Class 60 was running in and got better the longer it ran. Julian’s Jinty went well too.

DD_IMG_9235Ballasting continues on the diesel depot – Ratcliffe Road.

The curved edges of one of the new big Evercreech New boards was fettled into a better shape.  A visit to Avon Plywood in Keynsham answered some questions about the plywood we use. They offer a cutting service if we provide a CAD file (.dxf) to them, and we will see how much it would cost for a couple of Heyno Junction end boards.  Also it seems Birch ply is more expensive, but the best for what we are doing.   Some large scale contour maps have been ordered for the area around Evercreech New. These along with photos of the area will help to give us the topography around the viaducts on the new baseboards.

KC_IMG_9234The new N gauge layout has legs and a name – Kingsdon Central (KC).    Work continues on the baseboards.  Levelling of the boards will begin next week.

 

A Grand Day Out!

Tottington Hall Estate Railway was well received at its very first show appearance at  Ilton.    Peter (mostly) and DaveS, with Harry later on, operated and answered questions posed by the crowds at the 009 Society (SWOONS Group) Open Day. Thanks to other members who turned up to support, it was appreciated.  We may even get a possible new member from the show.

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This was a well attended event:  Just some of the crowds that were there.TH_IMG_9239

We’ll have a pictorial feature on the completed (for the moment) THER in the next few weeks – now there’s a threat!