Engine Shed 16-1-19

More running repairs this week but this week the group’s attention turned to the two boards that make up the Whitworth station.  There was much tea-fuelled discussion about track wiring and the layout that soon overflowed into broader areas of controllers and era-appropriate locos and rolling stock! Thanks to Ken for providing this image of the local area back when the line was still operational.  As well as the station, you can clearly make out Milner St and Market Street and should be able to pinpoint the spot where the…

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Engine Shed 9-1-19

It was a chilly shed when we arrived this morning (barely above freezing outside) but eventually the heaters brought the room up to a reasonable temperature! The group began work making some repairs to the minor damage that the Healey Viaduct board suffered in storage, and started planning effective ways to easily connect the boards together.  We will test some of these out in the coming weeks and hopefully arrive at a solution that is both quick and reliable. We had some productive discussions about the way forward for our…

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The Engine Shed: 2-1-19

Today was the first meeting of our model railway group and as well as existing Shed members we welcomed new Shedder Jon to the group.  Although there isn’t a huge amount of space in the Shed, there is enough for the group to tackle a couple of projects. One of these is the representation of the Whitworth line that Shed member Jack had started a number of years ago but no longer has space for.  Now that it has been brought out of storage, the model requires some repairs, as…

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