Tuesday 21 December 2021
Monday 6 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.
Sunday 8 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.
Monday 22 February 2021
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
Monday 18 January 2021
Happy New Year to you all, and hopefully this year will see us all being able to return to something approaching normality in both our family lives and in modelling groups. Obviously we at GAG are still unable to meet up but Mike has been working away on another amazing building for Dunallander. Here are the first images of Victoria Hall which I'm sure you will agree look splendid.