Newport Model Railway Society

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Not all of our members can get to the club on a Friday, so our beloved Chairman suggested a new page on the website to keep everyone abreast of what's happening on the layouts - cheers Mr Chairman - 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 years look here: Late 2018Early 20182017, 2016, 2015 or 2014

We shall attend NEWGOG on the 6th April 2019

Next Exhibition: We shall show Frecclesham at Epsom and Ewell on April 27th and 28th 2019

Quickly followed by Pavilion End at Thornbury for the Bristol Exhibition on May 3rd, 4th and 5th 2019

15th March 2019

8th March 2019

Having spent a frustrating day wresting with three-link couplings on Brades Siding at the Monmouth Show Andrew and Mr Chairman set to to equip the Andrew's stock with Dingham couplers. Here we see the fruits of their labours, assembled and chemically-blackened and ready for fitting.

And more work on the trackwork for LMJ: Martin assembled rail and Exactoscale bases, LBH installed the Masokits chairs and power-supply droppers across the baseboard joint a Paul W ballasted the BNS siding.

Gŵyl Dewi Sant / St David's Day 2019

Tuesday 26th February 2019

This is a bit of a cheat, the work carried out here was done by Mike E last week but evaded the lens of the club photographer's camera. Mike applied electrostatically-charged flock to the re-profiled embankment. Compare with 8th February and 25th January. 

Friday 22nd February 2019

The club photographer was a tad lazy and only offered up this shot, where we see Wagonman off piste working on an O Gauge ex-LMS 4F. Next weekend he, accompanied by Mr Chairman and LBH, is off to the Modellers' Weekend at Great Missenden and wanted to steal a march by getting the basics of the body together before the weekend starts.

Elsewhere Andrew was making up Dingham couplings after sending himself boss-eyed operating stock with three-link couplings on Brades Siding last weekend, Mike G assembled the baseboard for his test track and LBH laid a very short section of track on LMJ.

Sunday 17th February 2019

Saturday 16th February 2019

Saturday saw Paul W, Mr Chairman and LBH taking Brades Siding to Monmouth

Friday 15th February 2019

With Andrew's Brades Sidings due for exhibition in Monmouth on Sunday some last minute repairs and finishing touches were necessary .

Friday 8th February 2019

Largely scenery again this week, while Mr Chairman beavered away on a trap point unseen by the camera.

Saturday 2nd February 2019

With a certain rugby match taking place we cancelled our Friday evening meeting but ...

Saturday saw our first Test Track day of the year and a fine selection of stock belonging to both members and visitors made its appearance. 

We also took took the opportunity to erect a few of the LMJ boards for scenic and trackwork.

Friday 25th January 2019

The club photographer-in-residence took a sabbatical this week so this is all we have to show for a week's efforts at the club - a view of the station throat on ABB, showing some little recent scenic developments. 

Friday 18th January 2019

Friday 11th January 2019

All the pics this week reflect The Youth Section's work, an ex-LSWR Radial and the electrical supply for ABB's facia-mounted lighting. Not that the rest of us were inactive, just that TYS did some photogenic stuff

Friday 4th January 2019

Another year starts and the club's main thrust at the moment is on scenics.