Wednesday 12 June 2024

May Grampian Area Group Report


Roy has completed the mammoth task of rewiring and is now continuing with the scenics on the viaduct board which we will be displaying at the Perth Exhibition on the 29th/30th June at the Dewar's Centre. The scenery work to date has involved the making of a lovely model of the 1911-built Faery Footbridge (Faery Brig) over the river, which is a very early example of the use of ferro-concrete, which Roy has modelled in plasticard. Roy has also fixed some fencing in place along the river and began laying static grass along with a spot of tree making. Tony and John, following the laying of plaster in the goods yard, are now doing the tidying up work including removing plaster from below the gaps under the rails and painting of the area has also began.

Mike is now making the final batch of buildings, primarily Caledonian Terrace, John has built and fitted the goods dock and Tony has been dealing with some of the loco issues highlighted during the Aberdeen Exhibition. A big thank you goes to Mick Simpson who is very kindly remotering our Britannia.

As mentioned we will be at the Perth Exhibition on the 29th/30th of June so if you are visiting please drop by and say hello.

A couple of photos of the progress Roy has made on the viaduct board

On arrival we thought there had been a bit of a disaster but it was only Roy finding a way to get some scenic work done on the centre of the board (calm down and keep plastering)

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