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June 2020 (virtual) meeting

9 attended the June Skype meeting.

Lee Allen told us about progress on his planned layout and there was some discussion about using copper clad sleepers at base boards joints.

Tim Williams showed us the latest additions to Chwarel Cwm Bach 2.0, including a transporter incline with a pair of transporters and some track that had been 3d printed. There was also some discussion about how wagons were put on and taken off the various types of inlines.

Ben Powell showed us progress on his Ironstone layout, including an engine shed based on an example on the Stewart & Lloyds system and scenic work on the tipping dock.

Steve Metcalfe showed us progress on his Bowaters layout, including finished track work on the Kemsley incinerator loop module and plans for the other modules that make up the layout.

Mac Strong revealed plans for some more Frem009 modules that include a turntable and engine shed.

Julien Webb showed a scratch-build project (another from the ex-demo pile) of an Andrew Barclay 0-4-0T built for Fiji built on a Minitrains F&C chassis along with a selection of 009 Society kits going through the paint shops.

David Churchill had been continuing work on his two C50 locos, including detailing as it would seem from David’s research that no two of the 200 locos built were the same! There was some discussion as to how the headlights might be made – each loco needing 6 of them! – but nobody could better David’s suggestion of starting with a EM gauge pin point bearing.