An august August meeting in 2020?

Our August meeting had 5 attendees (so not so august perhaps?), but a shift from Skype to Teams as a meeting platform did allow participants to share computer screens. This allowed Tim Williams to show us some photos he had taken whilst manning the Bala Lake Railway stand at the Statfold Enthusiast Day (8th & 9th August), and Andy Foster was able to share some photos of the Zillertalbahn U class 0-6-2T running on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway that he took on a recent visit.

On the model making front things had been fairly quite for those at the meeting.

Mac Strong had been working on a system of legs for his Freem009 modules along with ways of stabilizing the 4″ wide boards, and had also purchases three of the tiny Japanese Tsugawa TU-9A chassis for a project involving an oval of track with 2″ radius curves he had aquired.

David Churchill had also bee on a bit of a spending spree having bought a Narrow Planet Keef K12 locomotive via NGRM-Online built by Mark Greenwood (who designed the kit) and the new Mosskito Ruston Hornsby 27/32HP kit.

Julien Webb had a pair of Tsugawa TU-DB158 chassis that he had re-motored, replacing the original 3 volt motors with 12 volt ones from Tramfabriek and reducing the chassis’ gear diameters, these modifications being detailed in the instructions for the Narrow Planet kit for the Baguley McEwan Pratt ‘677’ 10HP Class 0-4-0PM.