P4 in A4
Apologies for slow update but there've been software problems again.
So the highlight of last week was the club Christmas Party and P4A4 'presentation'. Unfortunately the originator of the challenge, Steve or XYS, was unavailable due to work commitments so who knows what rules were flouted.
So we had three entries. There will be/are more photos on the P4 in A4 page.
Rob's opus has the provisional title Brians Brewery. For this, the box is used as the container only. Lessons learned from IKEA to get it all in here.
It joins up in the flat.
And using DCC you can get 2 locos moving.
Its definitely a lot of layout to come out of that box. But if you look at the horizontals you'll see what I mean about IKEA.
And the verticals.
The crowd was enthralled.
I presented a box containing a layout called Terminus. Its not all my work as I've utilised track made by Tony Bennett for the original Belle Vue, but it was never used as we had a change of plan. A fact which Tony grumbled about from time to time.
The idea was to get a lot of track into a small space. And yes, the loco did take the curved road through the double slip.
LBH took lots of pics, though I wasn't expecting any to be taken from this angle.
Mike Edmunds regaled us with some amusing engineman's tales.
With a nod to Dylan Thomas, Steffan brought us Pont Llados.
The box is on its side and contains the scenic section and all the extras for the wings. It spreads over two tables!
Scenically it is heavily influenced by the Wye Valley line.
We had a good attendance with the usual ribaldry, not to mention food - pate, rolls, rock cakes, cheese, biscuits, red wine, cream cakes, Scotch eggs, tea, satsumas and of course mince pies.
Moving on to Friday, LBH and myself were in attendance.
Rod brought along the chassis for his 28xx which ran very well on the rolling road. (thanks to Father Christmas for that)
We also had a look at what to do next with the baseboard. It needs stiffening so the thought is L girders arranged something like this.
Then some cross-members which will further stiffen and allow attachment of the trackbed.