Tuesday 9th July '19 Work on BWJ track re alinement continued with a second boards track at the board joint lifted and the area cleaned ready for track relaying. OSP&WL had 12volt and 9volt power feed wiring installed for the layouts lighting power plus several new buildings fitted in the 'Builders Yard' area. The Junior layout had baseboard No.3 commenced and O&ULR signalbox and station booking hall were checked for internal illumination. Thomas Themed layout was erected and used for a photo shoot session for the forthcoming exhibition guides front cover picture.
Tuesday 16th July '19. A busy evening and on OSP&WL N gauge layout the tracks in the terminus station were blackened to represent oil and other dropped items from standing locos plus the market trader stalls were positioned, a sound generator for the church organ was tested but needs a better quality loudspeaker fitted. On BWJ more cross board tracks were lifted in readiness for new track and Paxolin sleepers at the board joints being fitted. The Junior layouts baseboard was worked on with end panels being fitted. The Thomas layout team spent time servicing locos. O&ULR layout was not present this evening.
Tuesday 23rd July '19. A very warm evening at club and not a great lot happening! Both the Junior and O&ULR layouts were not present. BWJ team discussed next moves for relaying the tracks across several baseboards. Thomas team discussed their new Tennis Court scenic item. The OSP&WL N gague team continued their scenic detailing works with all the general market stalls fitted and more people added. A DCC sound fitted Class 37 loco was tested on a oval of track after a broken rear bogie pick up wire was re soldered.
Tuesday 30th July '19. A running evening with OSP&WL N gauge layout. Work continued on BWJ with relaying the tracks across the baseboard joints. O&ULR has had scenic work undertaken.
Tuesday 6th August '19. Work on BWJ cross baseboard track levelling continued. OSP&WL had more detailed scenic items added. O&ULR Had its main line platform tested for fit. Thomas layout saw fixings installed and lighting connections made good. The Junior layout was not present tonight.
Saturday 10th August '19. It was a windy but sunny Saturday when a group of twenty, comprising club members and their partners, arrived at New Romney station. After spending time in the stations café and visiting the model railway exhibition we boarded our reserved carriage on the 11:53 RH&D Rly train to Dungeness. At Dungeness we were served with a Fish & Chip lunch in the stations café and after a short interval we joined the 14:45 train to Hythe. A stretch of the legs at Hythe and we then took the 16:25 train back to New Romney.
Our thanks goes to Peter Newman the clubs Events Manager for organising the day which went smoothly and without a hitch.
Tuesday 13th August '19. A busy evening at club with a good attendance. On BWJ baseboard alignment work continued with a new locating dowel fitted. OSP&WL had a Cobalt point motor replaced as the original one had suffered transportation damage and the wiring to these motors is to be via terminal block connectors to aid any future alterations or accidental damage, also more scenic detailing work was undertaken. O&ULR was measured for production of a FMRC valance curtain to cover the supporting legs etc, while the Thomas layout was used to test an old loco. The Junior layout was not present tonight. The problem of sufficent hot water for the mid evening tea and coffee making has been resolved with the purchase of an 8Ltr electric urn for use on club evenings.
Tuesday 20th August '19. A well attended meeting with much happening. On BWJ further track alinement work across the insustaral ends baseboard joints continued. OSP & WL saw further scenic works and continuing installation of terminal block connectors for each point motor. O&ULR was present and further detailing works carried out. Thomas layout was tested for wiring. The Junior layout was not present. PAT inspections, checks and certification began on all mains powered equipment owned by the club.
Tuesday 27th August '19. It was running night at club and three layouts were in full operation. Thomas Themed, OSP&WL and O&ULR all were working and various stock was seen running. PAT checks and certification on club cables and mains powered items continued too with nearly 90% of items being checked and passed for future use. BWJ cross baseboard track relaying was not undertaken due to there being no space available to set up the baseboards needing to be worked upon.
Tuesday 3rd September '19. A very well attended meeting, with work on the Thomas layout having the removal of a section of track along the platform area on the outer loop. OSP&WL saw a Cobalt motors drive corrected and the Turntable track aligned. O&ULR has had scenic background and further platform enhancements carried out. The Junior layout continued with its baseboard construction. BWJ was not worked on and will remain so until after the clubs exhibition.
Tuesday 10th September '19. The week of our two-day exhibition and three of our layouts were inspected and checked for readiness and then loaded into club members cars for taking to the Abbey School on Friday evening. The Junior layout was not worked on as there were no junior members present.
Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th September '19. Our annual two-day exhibition was held with 18 layouts and 12 trade stands. Another great event with public attendance up on all previous years. Ambleton Vale N gauge layout won the coveted Best in Show as judged by the visiting public. See our exhibition 2019 page
Tuesday 17th September '19. A well attended meeting with the layouts being returned to the club after the exhibition. Work on the N gauge OSP&WL involved some scenic detailing work and removal of a defective Cobalt point motor. Thomas Themed layout was set up and minor alterations made and checked while the Junior layout had track temporarily laid on its baseboard to position the point work for the platforms run round loop. The attending members at their mid evening break discussed the exhibition and all agreed it was a good show and well worth the effort.