Despite the recent lack of updates there’s plenty going on in CS2 on our Wednesday afternoon and evening sessions. This week we had a visit from two possible new members, Lance (4mm 00) and Dean (N Gauge). Each were shown round and appeared to enjoy themselves. Hopefully they will return.
Alan and Paul R were doing some remedial track work on their bit of N gauge layout in the warmth of the workshop. They also put together a small test rig for a Peco point motor and switch. It’s to check that the throw is adequate and that the switch works. The test was a success.
Ratcliffe Street had its high level track removed. Nigel has decided that a redeveloped high level will give better access for loco shuffling off stage.
Peter continues to fix the foundations of some of the buildings on South Junction as well as continuing to seal up the bottom of the side wall in CS2. John S brought along some of his recently acquired EM gauge locos for test running on South Junction. Roy appeared to enjoy running them.
Heyno Junction (HeJ) boards continue to be produced. Just one more board and HeJ will have a continuous circuit. Soon be cork laying time!
Much progress has been made with Evercreech New’s Prestleigh viaduct. Pictures show the build up of the piers, with good use of the library’s facilities, and in position, culminating in the sides being screwed to the trackbed, and the inner parapet glued in held in place by just a handful of clips. Featured image today is our first attempt at a ‘map’ of what goes where on the cladding of the scruffier side of the viaduct facing you the punters – much of which will be laser etched.
At the other end, Pecking Mill, a flat area was made for the bridge to be built on. What is required is a photo excursion to the remains of Pecking Mill to take pictures for the model to be made.
With the Yeovil Model Show looming in March, we need to check out Gas Works well before then, so, volunteers for that job please so we can make start this week.