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Forthcoming Exhibitions:

11th February 2024: Tŷ’n-y-Coedcae will be at the Monmouth Rotary Club Exhibition

16th & 17th March 2024: Frecclesham will be at the London Festival of Railway Modelling…..

13th April 2024: Tŷ’n-y-Coedcae and Pavilion End will be at NewGOG

21st & 22nd September 2024: Abergavenny Blackbrook will be at Scaleforum.

To see what we did late 2023 look here.

Week-ending 5th January 2024

Monday and New Year’s Day, only two in attendance. Mr Chairman and LBH, both working on Tŷ’n-y-Coedcae. MrC on ballasting and the control panel and LBH on scenics

In the foreground we can see where MrC is ballasting, but its more difficult to pick out where LBH is adding wire (actually elastic filament) to the further fence.

The old control panel to the far left has to be moved to a new box. As you can see from the shot of the rear the buttons will unscrew but 15mm holes will be needed in the new box. The largest drill available was 10mm so the crude use of a reamer took that up to 12mm, then the even cruder file work got 15mm – ish holes. The finished result is below, though the lines need to be drawn in properly.

Tuesday was a regular Zoom session which featured the second Quiz of the festive season. Quizmaster SteveB teased us with Welsh based questions requiring a bit of in-depth knowledge of minor railway locomotives – which I sadly lacked. The final question – current TfW stations with a k in them – was also taxing. (there are 18 of them)

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