There are two ways you can get your club involved with the MRL Forums!
1. You can send the club's details to an administrator to be advertised such as where the club is based, when you meet up and what your website (if you have one) is.
2. If you want to go the extra mile, you can set up your club's own sub-forum! This will not only allow you to advertise, but also mean you and your members can have a forum of your own to use for your needs.
What ever you want, all you need to do is send an Administrator a PM to get your Club or Society added here, and outline what you would like from us.
Something I have been working towards for some time now...
A model of the Brush Type 4 Co-Co (Class 47) D1677 named 'THOR'...
This was actually the second '47' to receive the nameplates August 29th 1966), as the first, D1671 (September 1965), was scrapped after being involved in a fatal accident on the night of December 16th/17th 1965 , involving derailment by a landslip and susequent collision with a Class 37 (EE Type 3 Co-Co), D6983, which was also scrapped...
D1677 was later numbered 47 091 (1974), then 47 647 (1986), then 47 846 (1990)
This is a Lima body (Lima L204633) in BR Two tone green with yellow front and canb windows, on a Hornby Railroad chassis, with TTS DCC Decoder fitted.
The nameplates are from Modelmaster.
I have removed the old numbers, 47 369 and backdated the cab areas into Yellow Panel livery, from the Yellow end and windows.
The new numbers are 'Wolf' rub-down from Modelmasters... a pity there wasn't a complete number for D1677, it was fun!
I have also cut out the headcode boxes, and drilled out the tail lights... and fitted a driver in each end.
Lighting is a distinct possibilty... sometime! ;)
The headcodes are temporary ones, from an old Hornby Class 37 sheet...
Couplings are Kadee NEM, #18 or #19 I think...
The next step along the Nice to Digne railway line takes us from Saint-Andre-les-Alpes into the next valley - the valley of L'Asse.
New Walmington Pier will be at the Bishop's Stortford Railway Society Exhibition on Saturday 18th August at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5BD.