A good number of NEAG members came along for the Christmas meeting, the theme of which was a 'show and tell' day.
My apologies straight away for the poor quality of photographs. My old compact wasn't up to the poor lighting conditions without a tripod and some of the images weren't even good enough for reproduction on the blog, but hopefully you will get a flavour of what was on show.
Above we see John Aldrick's 'Ivybridge' with some of those lovely kit built coaches for which John has become very well known. Although in its very early stages the layout is very nice and just shows what can be achieved scenically in 2FS.
Above, Tony Simms brought along his embryonic 'Hull Bridge' layout that uses foamboard as its basis. Very lightweight indeed.
Anthony Yeates had with him 'Corrieshalloch' for all to see the progress. Anthony said he had't managed to get as much done lately as he would have liked but if you ask me it's shaping up quite nicely. Because the layout has its own lighting you can possibly see a slight improvement in the picture quality.
More of Anthony's work here with track now ballasted and examples of models produced from his own etchings.
Here is my own little project layout, a minimum space (2' 6" scenically) and
very basic indeed, simplicity being the order of the day. I'm not going to
blether on about it here but I will be 'writing it up'.
What I will do here is answer one of the most frequently asked questions of
the afternoon. What's it sitting on? These are trestles that have been made (or
rather are being made, because they're not quite finished yet) from a German
product called Combitech.
Our local supplier is none other than Edward Sissling
who stocks it at his Bradford based architectural ironmongery business. Here's web address to the site's Hobby and Craft section. http://www.acsissling.com/hobby-craft/combitech-tubular-baseboard-construction-system
You may have to copy and paste this into your browser.
If that fails just google A C Sissling and click on the Hobby and Craft tab on the home page. Combitech is extremely light and although a little more expensive than timber is much more durable so will last through several layouts....!
Compliments of the season to all.