September's FCAG meeting was replaced by an outing to the North East Area Group's 40th anniversary celebration. Here are a few photos from the occasion.
Peter Brown's "Alston":
A few scenes on Alisdair Campbell's "Aucheidh":
Alisdair's ex-NBR class M (LNER C15) "Yorkie" tank is his most recent model:
A section of Bob Jones and team's "Fence Houses":
Ted Burt's "Glen Bryce":
Rod McCall's "Coal Road":
Tony Simms' "Hull Bridge":
John Aldrick's "Ivybridge". I always find John's layout hard to photograph, because most of the trains do not stop! The impressive hidden storage loops could be seen to good advantage in the relaxed setting of a members' event.
Mick Simpson's first 2mm essay, "Little Wansbeck":
Mick's second 2mm layout, "Wansbeck Road":
Anthony Yeates' "Port Jubilee":
There was also a fine array of mdoel locomotives on display and performing on layouts. Here is Anthony Yeates' Highland Railway 'Barney':
Nick Mitchell's ex-LNWR Coal Tank
Bob Jones' A4, 60003 "Andrew K. McCosh"
Nigel Hunt's ex-LMS Fowler tank:
One of several 3D-printed samples from Henk Oversloot
Bryn Davies' Ruston 48DS, which ran beautifully in spite of having only four wheels, and which was awarded the Groves Trophy:
And finally of course there were presentations, a few words from Chairman Tony, a few more words from Mick, and happy memories shared.