Thursday 21 December 2023

Dunallander 21st December 2023

A brief update following on from the layout's showing at the Aberdeen Exhibition in October which threw up some changes required but in the main much more positives.

Roy, as usual, has done an immense amount of work on the layout and is replacing a large amount of the wiring on the station board with a heavier grade of wire to improve electrical reliability.

Tony and John have been covering of the goods yard with a house repair filler as recommended by Alisdair. (We didn't realize that we had so much fun doing the ballasting).

The paved area on the island platform has been extended after a miscalculation by your's truly (another senior moment).

Mike is continuing with the layout buildings.

We had originally planned to attend the Perth exhibition with Dunallander in June 2024 but the consensus within the group was to defer this until the layout is in a more completed state, although we may still be attending with one of the boards as a demo but this has still to be confirmed. We are however planning to take Dunallander to the Elgin show later in the year.

We are aiming to have the layout completed early to mid 2025 at the latest and allow Roy to finally be able to start on his own layout which has been unfortunately delayed due to Covid.

Again a massive thank you must go to Alisdair Campbell, Jim Watt and the Forth and Clyde Group for their invaluable help, advice and Modelling skills throughout the year and looking forward to meeting up again in 2024.

Last but not least we would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024.

Dunallander looking quite appropriate for this time of year.

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