Monday, 15 April 2019

April 2019 Meeting

Present for the April meeting was Alan S, Alan B, Howard, Gordon and Pete K.
Lightermans Yard arrived back at base after being “On Tour” since January. It was agreed that it had returned home once or maybe twice during that period but nobody could remember when.

Pete K said that his G6 loco was in pieces on his workbench after he failed to fit a stay alive unit in the available space. He was hoping to bring it along to demonstrate the improvement in running. After some advice from Alan he decided to fit a smaller motor to create more space.

Whilst on the subject of stay alive units, Pete K showed his modified soldering iron bit, inspired by Keith, to make it easier to solder stay alive wiring to the small pads on his CTelektronik decoder.

Howard brought along some vans fitted with B & B couplings. For those who have not seen these before, these are an similar to DGs but have their loops and droppers etched which, of course, gives better uniformity.

Howard also brought along some foam matting to fit to The Yard’s duckboards to hopefully make it a bit easier on the feet at shows.

With luck and a tail wind the group may be able to do some much needed maintenance to the layout before the drive up to Tutbury for The Supermeet in June.

Next meeting 12 May 2019

Once again, thanks to Pete King for providing the contents of this blog entry

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