Sunday, 29 July 2012

July 2012

The last couple of months have continued to be lively. The Club has attended a couple more exhibitions including the two day Amberley Rail Gala where we exhibited Little Bognor - appropriately narrow gauge.

On 17th July Dilip Sethi, from Bognor Regis Millitary Modellers, gave us a very informative talk and demonstration of how to use an airbrush in modelling.

Just a few days later on the 22nd, about 10 members visited the Bluebell Railway for the Collectors Fair. We were treated with a proper summers day and many stands to empty our wallets. 1:1 Scale Class C SECR 0-6-0 was pulling one of the trains, and at least one member is eagerly awaiting its arrival in model form in the Autumn. 

Throughout much of this time, between the scenes our Chairman has been working hard towards the acquisition of new premises for the club. His hard work is finally come into fruition and we can now look forward to the use of the old Barnham Signal Box together with the large storage facility outside (colloquially know as "the barn"). We still need volunteers to help with the Signal Box restoration on Saturday mornings and much of our time on Tuesday evenings will now be devoted to clearing the barn ready for repair and renovation.

Don't forget to check the exhibition diary. We could still use some help with Aldingbourne Central at Tinker's park on the 4th and 5th of August and it will be all hands to the pump for the Weald and Downland Museum on 18th and 19th to which we are taking several layouts.