Thu 1 Dec – We’ve recovered!
What a great turnout! We are now gathering our breath and collecting photos from the day. If you visited and have any photos you’d be happy for us to share, please email them to our webbie, Colin, at email@example.com. Ancient photo above is how Cowes Town looked in its heyday!
Sun 20 Nov – (OD-6) Nitown Enterprises
This is a fictitious scene created by a member of the Isle of Wight area group of the N Gauge Society.
The layout is both DC & DCC. The outside line runs on dc only and the inner line can be changed to either. The controllers are Gaugemaster Prodigy and model D. There is a variety of stock run, with no emphasis on any particular era. Look closely at some of the features: Bill and Ben’s scrapyard where locos and cars are being cut up.
The hill walk is popular with walkers. See if you can see the two horses grazing on the downs. In spite of the age of the buildings the site owners have built a working wind turbine to generate electricity. There is space to let in some of the warehouses.
Additional help on the baseboard and wiring came from two members of West Sussex N Gauge Group.
The layout can be run either freestanding or as part of a modular layout and is available for shows within a reasonable distance from the Isle of Wight.
Thu 15 Oct – First assembly of the modular layout
October’s meeting saw the first assembly of the modular layout including the first three member’s modules and scenic corners.
Thu 8 Oct – Layouts for those with limited space
We will have a display of layouts built within briefcases and suitcases, with some for sale.
Thu 22 Sep – Cowes Town to appear at our Open day
Terry, custodian of Cowes Town built by the late Steve Knapp, will be bringing the layout to the Open Day.