And off for a weekend's modelling at Missenden Abbey :-)
Friday night saw the traditional setting up of workbenches and unpacking of kits. This is my travelling ensemble:
And the kit that I will be making - a High level Y5 GER 0-4-0. Note printed pictures from the web that I can then scribble on to highlight the detailing that I need.
Friday night is also a time to meet up with old friends. My group includes David Brandreth , John McAleely from my Area Group CHEAG, and Mark Tatlow (of Portchullin fame). Here is Mark looking for a place to call his own.
Then after a spot of dinner (fish and chips, with it being Friday) it was down to a couple of hours modelling. And at the end of it, I had a laminated footplate (all done with a resistance soldering iron - thank you London Road Models) and a set of splashers. You wouldn't think it, but even with such small parts, using a set of GW Models rolling bars made forming the splashers really easy.
And that's progress so far! Now I'm wasting valuable modelling time, so more later...