Thursday 26 November 2009

In the Distant December 2009

North East Area Group meeting information.

Saturday 12th December 2009 Saint Barnabas Church Hall Bournmoor. Time - Please Note 2.00pm – 5.00pm. (approx.)

In the Distant is a little earlier this time to allow sufficient time for you to prepare for the meeting. This time, because it’s Christmas, for a bit of fun we are having an ‘everyone joins in’ day. It is desirable there should be no spectators.

Edward Sissling is going to show us all how he re-numbers proprietary rolling stock items with the emphasis on us doing it with him.

Please bring along any RTR steam or diesel loco you have in your possession that you would like to give a different identity to. If you don't want to risk a loco then an old wagon or van at least. All participants (that means everybody - me included) need to do just a little bit of research into the number of the loco they want to change beforehand (local shed, or shed suitable for their layout project). Edward will assist you with the research if you drop him an ‘e’ mail. He has plenty of information on shed allocations etc. He also has BR steam era decals he is willing to make available. For the BR blue and later periods people will need to get an order into Fox Transfers ASAP. Their online store is very good and deliveries are fast. Edward also has a supply of masking tapes but people may want to invest in a set of the superb Tamiya narrow masking tapes which can be obtained from Squires if not locally.

Cocktail sticks and T-Cut will be provided on the day so bring along a small bottle or empty Humbrol tinlet to put yours in. You’ll not have enough left over to do the car though....!

Fox Transfers
Squires or you can ring them on 01243 842424

Edward Sissling ‘e’ mail (available if needed - by posting a comment)

Don’t forget this is our Christmas bash so in addition to our normal fayre there will be mince pies etc.

Hope to see as many of you at Blyth, or Darlington shows before then. That might be a good place to buy some of the items you may need.

Mick S

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