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3mm London Area Group

Another very informative meeting, this time on the pros and cons of chassis building.

I gave the sorry tale of my Terrier chassis – determined to get it to work!

Tony Briddon brought along his competition winning Duchess which runs as good as it looks.

We also had a SE&CR O running (13.5 but able to go round the 14.2 test track).

Andrew Barnes brought along some of his lovely coaches

And for good measure a scratchbuilt SE&CR class C 0-6-0 which did quite a few circuits!

There was an example of an 0-6-0 chassis

And then Group discussion

All finished off with a couple of pints in the Parcel Yard – a good end to the day 😊

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E4 started

I was lucky enough at the Ally Pally exhibition this year to be given the body and chassis for an SR E4 (Birch Grove on the Bluebell) through MRC member Alan Blackburn who had scratch built the loco for 13.5 gauge in 3mm scale. Funnily enough I had thought of doing a 13.5 layout for the 50th but thought better of it and stuck with 14.2. For the defunct 13.5 project I had brought a scratch aid kit from Worsley Works of an E4 to build and thought ah ha could have a quick loco here for my new layout Wimhurst (more of another time). So out with the Worsley chassis fold up and Branchlines slim line gear and we are on our way.

   
 

So watch this space.