Sunday 22 March 2009

In the Distant

North East Area Group meeting information.

Saturday 4th April 2009
Saint Barnabas Church Hall Bournmoor.

Time - Please Note 2.00pm – 5.00pm. (approx.)

This time we start on the planning theme that I spoke about during the latter part of last year.

In my humble view, one of the objects of a group like ours is to enthuse and encourage anyone who might be inclined to build a model railway to get started. (instead of just thinking about it...!)

Whatever you fancy doing almost certainly a plan of one sort or another will be required. Whether that be just doodling a simple track plan on a bit of scrap paper or something more elaborate such as a smaller scale model of the overall scheme, a plan is very desireable and can be greatly beneficial and I hope that over the next few meetings we may be able to cover most eventualities.

I, for one, really admire those who can do the small scale model of a model since it irons out most if not all of the uncertainties of where track and buildings lie in relation to one another and a good impression of how convincing the overall effect can be.

In the past I have brought Wansbeck Road along to meetings and assembled it while discussing the various stages I went through prior commencing construction. I may do that toward the end of this series but to start this time I have already approached two group members who have agreed to do a short presentation on how they approached the whole concept and that saves you all from having to listen to me prattle on again so soon after that last time.

Rather than be too prescriptive about the content I have left that and the presentation entirely up to them and since the planning and construction of any model railway is essentially a very personal thing this ‘free hand’ approach is a must.

Edward Sissling is going to do the first stint outlining what his thought processes were in the creation of Niddbeck Bridge and how he envisaged it should be viewed. For those who have not seen it at an exhibition the presentation is very neat, professional and every item on this DCC layout can be operated using the Lenz hand held controller.

See you all on the 4th.

Mick S.

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