Earlier this week the East Yorkshire Area Group of the Scalefour Society met in a country pub to discuss railways over a drink or two!
This is the third such meeting we've held and they've proving to be enjoyable and very interesting. We've begun to make an effort to bring something we've been working on recently - it is nice to share projects with like minded people but also, as one member has said, it could provide a nice incentive to get on with things!
Please bear in mind that the following photos were taken hand held in poor pub lighting!
First time attendee Chris Parsons brought along a very nice test piece, his first attempt at P4 - it look very nice indeed! Built using C&L components and Templot templates.
Dave Burman brought along the level crossing for the group's Hull based Botanic Gardens layout; now it may sound like a simple piece but this involves both the up and down lines as well as two tram lines crossing at not quite ninety degrees! To add further to the complication Hull's electric tramways used double headed/centre grooved rail, with corresponding centre flanged wheels. Once installed this will form a lovely centre piece for the layout.
Also for Botanic Gardens was a pair of shops under construction by Chris Leach - these will be right next to the level crossing. The right hand shop was a piano dealer in 1913 but the left hand shop was a sweet shop. The confectioner must have had some sort of epiphany the previous year as he had been an undertaker until just before the time chosen for the layout!
Also from Chris was a NER Class E1 - perhaps better known as an LNER J72 as it became. Chris brought this along at my request as I have just bought an old Mainline model from ebay for just £2.50 and I wanted to see the Bill Bedford chassis he'd built.
Finally my own 'show and tell' items - a NER Class U (LNER N10) built from a Connoisseur Models component pack and a much modified Slater's NER brake van.
Dave Fenney had a set of etches for a NER Petrol Electric railcar along with a set of scratchbuilt ends and sides for the same. I didn't get a photo of these but anyone who saw Whitton Junction Engine Shed at Scalefour North recently will know just how good his modelling is!
A great evening and I think we're all looking forward to the next!