from Wessex Armchair Modellers
Building Rolling Stock in 4 mm and 7 mm Scales. Having trouble with a kit? Want to try scratch-building? Alan Hunt will be demonstrating rolling stock construction techniques in both 7mm and 4mm scales, covering the use of plastic, white metal, etched brass and resin materials. This will include a display of completed and part completed models to illustrate the various aspects. Hopefully both beginner and experienced modellers will find points of interest.
Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers (16mm = 1 foot)
Richard will have a display of models and demonstration of modelling in 16mm scale. There will be information about the Association with examples of their house magazine 16mm today. A video will be on show, featuring the garden railways of members in the Southwest. Richard will be happy to talk about the Association and the joys and rigours of ‘playing trains’ in the garden.
NARROW GAUGE MODELLING by Chris Peacock
Chris has been actively modelling model railways all his life. The last
25 years of so have been purely narrow gauge, predominantly in 7mm / foot scale./ During this time he has built a number of successful layouts, which are still being proclaimed around the exhibition circuit. Should you have any problems with any aspect of model railways especially Narrow Gauge from building locomotives and stock to the electrics, Chris is only too pleased to help.
Tony will be demonstrating loco and stock building techniques in 4mm scale. He’ll be showing how to put white metal and brass/nickel silver loco and stock kits together, principally by soldering. Particular attention will be given to erecting sweet-running chassis. He’ll also be showing examples of modified RTR items. Many of the models on display will have appeared in the model press.
He’ll also be running a ‘loco-clinic’ where, if he can, he’ll fix any ailing locomotives brought along, or at least give a diagnosis of the problem. If successful a donation to Cancer Research will be requested.