Tuesday 2nd October ‘18. A busy night at club with all four layouts being worked on. On BWJ a 20 way connector was installed onto the main number 5 board, this connects new circuits from the control panel to the layout. Wiring checking also continued. On OSP&WL scenic detailing work continued and on Thomas Themed layout the move of the master control position allowed the point switches to be checked and tested and proved all to be correct. While the Micro layout group laid and checked more track on that layout.
Friday 5th October ‘18. Several club members attended the funeral of Mick Foulger at Vinters Park, Crematorium, Maidstone. Mick’s passing is a very sad loss to the club and all who knew him. Mick joined us shortly after the club was founded in 2012 and remained an active member, he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with his widow Pauline.
Tuesday 9th October ‘18. Work on repositioning the Thomas Themed layouts controllers and point operating panel continued with testing of the rewired parts. On BWJ the recently installed 20 way panel connector was wired to the layout baseboard connections. Over on OSP&WL N gauge layout detailing work was undertaken with the fitting of a retaining wall along the change-over slope to the lower track section plus further fine detailing works on the walls around buildings on the upper level. The Micro layout group were engaged on further planning with most of the track now laid.
Tuesday 16th October ‘18. Wiring corrections and tidying up continued on the baseboards of BWJ layout, with front boards 5,6 and 7 completed. On the Thomas layout the underside protection board was altered to allow access to the repositioned hand controller connection. The Micro layout saw the fitting of some temporary platforms, road and over bridge and wiring on the layout undertaken. OSP&WL N gauge layout had track ballast added along the front track and some missing patches touched in. Scenic detailing continued on the upper board.
We would like to say ‘Good Bye’ to club member David Brigenshaw as this was his last meeting before he moves home to Wales. David’s presence at club, his willingness to help and his cheery demeanour will be missed.
Tuesday 23rd October ‘18. Work continued on rewiring of BWJ front boards and installation of extra inter board connections. On the Thomas themed layout the repositioning of the master controller positions continued and checks were made to ensure that lighting connections to buildings were all working. Over on OSP&WL the bus depot/garage was installed onto the upper board and the main through stations walling was made ready for new copping stones. The Micro layout team were busy installing point motor wiring.
Tuesday 30th October ‘18. On arrival this evening we were amazed to discover a new wall portioning part of the room off was well under construction. We had no previous knowledge of such interned development by the WFCC! After fighting our way past umpteen stacked chairs to access the tables needed the meeting got under way. It was a running evening and the clubs Thomas themed layout was used. Assorted locos and rolling stock were run by club members. At the same time, work on the OSP&WL N gauge layout continued with more track on the lower level being ballasted. Market stalls have been constructed along with a market area on the upper baseboard and a main market building to be installed, though the one seen was a mock up of the final building still to be constructed. On the Micro layout the wiring to a few point motors was corrected and redesign of the passenger access to the narrow gauge lines platform was discussed and a new plan emerged to install a foot crossing instead of an over bridge. On BWJ wiring of the new multi way connectors continued on board seven to board eight.