Sunday, 16 January 2022

Dunallander Update 16th January 2022

Although we had to cancel our meeting on the 15th, Mike and Roy have carried out some work on Dunallander. Roy has carried out some more improvements on the wiring and Mike has been making another of his excellent buildings. Below are a couple of photographs of Sunny Side house. The building is about 75% complete with just the rest of the slates, the bay window roof and the chimney tops to do.

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Dunallander Update 4th January 2022

Happy New Year to everyone and hope that life finally gets back to normal. Below are some photographs of Mike's latest work on the station Buildings.
Roy has also been busy on the wiring for the junction board to make it more resilient and to reduce the amount of single-strand wire

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Dunallander Update 21st December 2021

Further progress has been made to the station area since our last post, and below are the latest pictures of Jim Watt's excellent station canopies.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and at hopefully at some stage a return to normality next year. Stay safe.

Monday, 6 December 2021

Dunallander Update 4th December 2021

A few members of the group managed to get together on Saturday at Roy's shed. Although meetings have been restricted due to the ongoing pandemic, Roy has been busy on the layout. The following photographs show the progress Roy has made on building the formers for the scenics. The base for the terrain is built up using foam board.
This is from the south end looking at the station and goods yard and beyond to the junction
Looking towards the viaduct over Allan Water
Looking south towards the station

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Grampian Area Meeting 7th August 2021

At last! After nearly 18 months we have finally been able to get together and also meet one of our new members Paul Doyle. We met in Tony's back garden with gazebo duly errected due to the forecast, but thankfully the rain stayed away. A special thanks must go to Tony's son John and Paul for supplying delicious chocolate brownies and Tony for the tea an coffee.
L to R Paul, Mike, Tony and Roy. The meeting took on the shape of a Show and Tell which was great and Mike showed his workings for a future article on buildings and also some new buildings for Dunallander, Victoria Hall and a house picured below.
Paul also showed some of his buildings for his new layout, Collieston Church and some of the buildings of Glen Garioch Distillary
A very good afternoon get together and who knows life may just get back to normal some day soon.

Monday, 22 February 2021

Dunallander Update 22/02/21

I am sure I speak for all when I say let us hope that there is finally light at the end of this long tunnel and we will once again be able to put on our favourite backpack, comb our greying locks (apologies to our younger members) and head for an exhibition and resume our group activities.
Meanwhile up in the GAG, Mike is taking some much earned rest from making his excellent buildings to carry out some work on his own ' Shunting Puzzle Layout' of Portsoy. The following photo is of Mike's completed Victoria Hall just awaiting weathering.

Tony is currently in the process of producing more Black Fives than Bachmann and the following is a photo of the various boilers, with domeless at the bottom, then 44709 and 44765 with the later boiler, then Perth's 44997 with an extra hole that needs filling, and finally five more of that type. The prototype is 44997, and that one has the handrail holes drilled as well. Tony is also converting a Jinty and doing some wheels for three 4F's to round off quite an impressive display.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Dunallander Update 20/01/2021

Well Mike has been busy again and here are the latest images of Victoria Hall, now with the roof on.