Newport Model Railway Society

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Not all of our members can get to the club for every meeting so here we keep everyone, current as well as prospective members, abreast of what's happening at the club - if you'd like to join in the chaos there's a list of contacts on our Contacts page.

To see what we did in previous periods look here: Late 2019Early 2019Late 2018Early 20182017, 2016, 2015 or 2014

Next Exhibition:  Pavilion End at Leamington and Warwick on March 7th & 8th 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

Well, the graded coal (see 20th Ultim.) has been put to use in the new coal cells on ABB. Our chosen season is Autumn 1954 so we suppose that the local merchants will have stocked up on cheap summer coal for sale over the winter. 

Friday 17 January 2020

Benny has been working on a test piece for the actuation system for the turnouts on Little Mill. On the left we see a servo motor driving a crank by means of a push rod

This transmits the motion via an axle through the baseboard to another (this time model) crank which drives a Masokits stretcher bar on the turnout 

Here we have a work-in-progess from Stephen Bell. A 16mm/ft bogie tank wagon ingeniously incorporating a variety of up-cycled components.  

Come back in a few weeks to see what it turns in to (no pressure Stephen)

Above we have two views of our Wizard's other WIP, a Bulldog called Chaffinch (or was it a Chaffinch called Bulldog? I'm easily confused)

More views of ABB showing coal cells (with the sub-base for the coal, which is yet to be applied) and fencing following weathering.

Friday 10 January 2020

Wagonman (left) has reverted to type and whiled away an hour or so on an etched brass GWR Mink in O gauge


Our resident Wizard was also in a wagon building mode, in this case fitting springing to a Rhymney Railway Mineral brake van in Scaleseven using Bill Bedford Spring Axleguards

Andrew is fitting some Dingham Autocouplers to his Pannier


Benny ponders the profusion of cabling and components underneath ABB with the intent of getting the electromagnets for Dinghams on that layout operational.

And Mr Chairman and LBH's endeavours on the coal cells and fencing are starting to bear fruit.

Friday 3 January 2020

A new year but some old projects feature here. 

The Jinty kit has been in Al's possession for decades but having now started it, progress is much more rapid. 

The wagons have featured before but now run on Scaleseven wheels. They should be joined by another two sometime in this decade.