Monthly Club News
Work continues on our Smallwood
layout. The block of flats for the town on the layout
has been completed as has the ballasting of the track in
the station area.
We started this month by ensuring
all the track joints over the baseboard joints were
soldered and the track was cut so for the first time for
a couple of year our Smallwood layout has been split
into its 4 separate baseboards. This is allowing the
wiring to be completed.
We start 2017 and our 50th
Anniversary year with work continuing
on our Smallwood layout. Work currently
is concentrating on
the backscenes and the lighting unit above the layout.
This lighting unit will be the first in 50 years for our club as
to date we have never built a layout with an integrated lighting
unit above the scenic parts. Up to now all our
have had separate lights.
We are also making improvements to the station canopy
glazing and working on some of the buildings for the layout.