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Faversham Model Railway Club. Two day exhibition on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 at The Abbey School. London Road (A2). Faversham. Kent. ME13 8RZ 18 layouts. 13 trade stands and 3 societies plus sit on train rides (Weather permitting and at a small additional cost). On site free car parking. By train approx. 8-10 minute walk from Faversham railway stations up side exit (London bound side). On site refreshments available. Disabled access.
Admission: Adults £5.00. Children 5 and over £3.00 under 5s free.
Opening hours: Saturday 9th open 10:00 to 16:30 and Sunday 10th September 10:00 to 16:00.
Link to web site:
A brief continuation of the story;
The layout has been exhibited in an unfinished state at our own exhibition a couple of times but after the last exhibition, we decided to enhance the appearance of the layout even further. By this time several members had made a return to the society and new members had appeared so the society was becoming much healthier than at it’s lowest point. So, with a number of members who knew little about the mining industry, a fact finding trip was undertaken to Caphouse Colliery, the National Mining Museum over in Yorkshire. This was a great day out, many photos were taken and we learned an awful lot about how a colliery was operated, the why’s and wherefores and also, the “feel” of the place.
The “Hornby” pit head, we decided to build our own!
This is better,
We need (at least!) one of these,
We’re working on something similar to this,
These are a “must”
If you wish, you may 'click' any of the above photos which will take you to my Flickr photo album for that day.
Until next time,
Finally some update on the layout!
So today my delivery of track, ballast and stone wall embossed plasticard arrived allowing me to do some more work. Here's the results of tonight's endeavors...
First job was to cut and shape the stone wall sections to fit in between the wing walls to create the abutment. This was done using a stanley knife and pair of snips to cut to shape then use a needle file to angle the edges to fit.
There are still fine adjustments and paints to be applied to these.
Then it was the turn of the track. The first piece of track(admittedly of very little) to grace the layout properly. This was glued down. As the PVA was still wet, I decided to go ahead and add some more glue inbetween the sleepers and around sleeper ends, and drop some ballast. This is only the first layer, I anticipate to ballast on top of this using Delux Materials' Ballast Bond.
Next job is to paint the cork on the other board grey ready to accept it's track, which will arrive hopefully friday.
Thanks for dropping by. Any questions or comments welcome.