21st August 2018
As you can see from the pictures Ingatestone is back up in full, including the fiddle yard, for the last part of the year in the lower hall. In January 2019 we will swap out the scenic side of Ingatestone for the scenic side of Putnum Yard – both layouts share the same fiddle yard – as they prepare for LFORM 2019.
It’s not all electronics and computers though! The other big task we have started is the scenic infills and out riders this will add depth to the landscape and break up the blocky look to the layout. A new member of the club Alex was involved in making the light weight frame infills that will support the background house and gardens. So there are plenty of buildings to make, including some big buildings and sheds for alotments. We are also going to make up more detailed information panels for the front.
In terms of rolling stock, there are three members with Bratchell 321s in various states of build. We are hoping to be able to test run those as well as a full rake of Mark 3 coaches and class 90s representing the fast intercity train to Norwich. We also now have two Mark 3’s in Pretendolino silver that run in the Intercity train, which Joel and Chis will look into changing over the coupling to the more closely running Kadees as well as adding the Abellio logos used on this line.
So in summary our todo list is
- Track and point work
- Wiring and signalling
- Computer control
- Scenery building
- Rolling stock modelling
- Running trains!
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