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The Trent Valley Area Group of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association are holding a 'Members' Day' at Mickleover Community Centre on Saturday 17th January. The highlight will be our 48ft long On16.5 layout Henmore - we have to hire the Community Centre to set it up as the layout is so big. Also there should be a couple of much smaller layouts as well.

Phil Traxson from Port Wynnstay Models will be demonstrating resin casting (although he seems to spend most of the time answering questions). Paul Martin from EDM Models will have his DCC test track available (16.5mm and 9mm) for anyone to have a go but again most of the time gets taken up with questions. There will also be a modelling demonstration using plasticard to build O gauge wagons and trams

Port Wynnstay will have their full range of both narrow and standard gauge stock available along with other kits and architectural items for buildings. EDM stock the full range of Bachmann On30, as well as stock from many other US suppliers such as Stoney Creek, Banta, PSC and other hard to get items from USA. Paul stocks DCC from Lenz, NCE and Soundtraxx. The new On30 Annual is now available

The 7mm NGA Sales stand will be there with a range of modelling goods including Peco NG stock and Kadee couplings, Publications and Second Hand Sales. Howard Martin will have his Avalon O9 range for sale.

Full details are available on the EDM web site (thanks Paul) complete with public transport information and maps. You can also see photos of the Henmore layout and the previous event to see what to expect. A 'voluntary donation' of £3 is suggested to cover the cost of the hall. All welcome (we need the money )

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Admin/Shows/tvg2.htm

Hope to see some of you there

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Time for an update

LAYOUTS

Henmore 48ft of 7mm Narrow Gauge representing an imaginary station in Ashbourne serving the local quarry and timber yard as well as passenger services. Runs on 16.5mm track using a variety of kits, scratch built or modified proprietary stock. Shown at the NEC a couple of years ago and now booked to go to Wigan in December and so we had better get the extension boards finished!

Shifting Sands O9 by Colin Peake. Shifting Sands is the name of my 0-9 (7mm scale, 9mm gauge) railway modelling project, an attempt to model a seaside miniature railway in a compact space of 3ft x 2ft, on a modified cork notice board. http://www.shiftingsands.fotopic.net/

Bricks and Pipes 7mm Narrow gauge industrial layout based on a Brick and Pipe works in the South Derbyshire area

Port Wynnstay Quay. Compact dockside scene modelled by Phil Traxson using boards made up from Ikea drawer units. Buildings and the dockside are obviously resin castings!

HOn3 (not sure if the layout has a name!) First shown at a Slim Gauge Circle event last year balanced on an ironing board, Dave Bush has now extended his layout and will be shown as 'work in progress'

DEMONSTRATIONS

Digital Control. Paul Martin from EDM Models will be demonstrating DCC using Lenz and NCE systems with sound from Soundtraxx.

Resin Casting. Phil Traxson will be demonstrating resin casting (this means he will be catching up on outstanding orders while people watch him at work)

Plasticard Modelling. Keith Gilliver and Ian Thompson make O Gauge Trams and Goods Vehicles

Trackbuilding. Ian Cross demonstrates trackbuilding in On3 although the techniques apply to all scales and gauges.

Buildings in card and textured coating. David Wright will be demonstrating his building techniques as illustrated in December and January issues of Railway Modeller.

Scenics for American layouts. Dave Bush uses Sculptamold to continue the scenic additions to his layout and shows his techniques for using real timber for buildings.

TRADERS

EDM Models stock the full range of Bachmann On30, as well as stock from many other US suppliers such as Stoney Creek, Banta, PSC and other hard to get items from USA. Paul stocks DCC from Lenz, NCE and Soundtraxx. The new On30 Annual is now available

Port Wynnstay Models have a comprehensive range of 7mm Narrow Gauge stock specialising in the Festiniog Railway, with other companies represented as well as freelance and architectural items. Also 7mm Standard 'O' Gauge items

Avalon Line. Howard Martin specialises in O9 rolling stock such as that seen on estate railways and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

Association Sales. New modelling goods from the 7mm Narrow Gauge Assn

Publications. The Assn publish a number of books of prototype drawings along with Handbooks to help you get started or develop your skills. The latest handbook is about American On30 modelling

Second Hand Sales

Tea/Coffee available on a serve yourself basis and numerous places nearby to get food (or beer!)

Open 10.00am until 4.00pm. Admission £3

Map and directions etc on the EDM web site (Thanks Paul) http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Admin/Shows/tvg3.htm
 

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Just spent a couple of hours carry 12 coffins down the steep and narrow stairs at Tim's house so that the boards are all stacked in the hall and ready for the van tomorrow night. Each coffin has two 4ft x 2ft boards plus tops, bottoms and end pieces so they are
heavy. I did suggest that after this weekend we leave them all in the hall or his front room until we go to Wigan in December
but he wasn't too keen on that idea so we've got to shift them all back upstairs again next week


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Mike,

Thanks for posting details of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association Day at Mickleover. Well worth a visit. I now have a much clearer insight into 0n30.

Great to meet you.

Best wishes,

John H-T.
 

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John

Good to meet you to - glad I could help with some of your questions - that's normally Paul's department and I just collect the cash!

Perhaps we'll meet again in May at Burton - a much bigger and busier event with 10/12 layouts and about the same number of traders. I'll post more details here when I get them

Mike
 
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