Saturday, 21 July 2018

July 2018 meeting

This month's meeting was in Lockerbie, hosted by Stephen, who welcomed Alisdair, Alistair and Andy to inspect his nicely-fitted-out railway room (much drooling from these three space-challenged individuals - a spur for Andy to get on with his loft conversion) before settling around the kitchen table for some discussion, bacon rolls, tea, coffee, etc.

Soon it was time for the Monthly Talk, scheduled to be delivered by Alisdair on the subject of tender-to-loco drive shafts ... but he'd forgotten his notes. Dog ate my homework, sir ... he's promised to bring it to the next meeting instead.

Thereafter the soldering irons and etched kits came out.

A brakevan at an advanced stage of construction: possibly Andy's:

Stephen was working on as Association 2-380 air-braked van chassis for an N gauge body:

Alistair was imagining the backdrop of tenements for his urban Edinburgh layout, still in gestation:

Stephen's generous hospitality was much appreciated by the visitors. (Since your usual correspondent was on holiday this month, these notes and photos are available courtesy of Andy).

Next month we return to the East of Scotland with a meeting in Edinburgh.