Basingstoke 2mmFS at our annual Open Day, 21st October 2017.

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by Dog Star, 2 September 2016.

  1. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    This post is for the Open day in 2016.

    For posts relating to the Open Day in 2017 see here .

    The Basingstoke MRS is holding another club open day on Saturday 17th September, the details can be found here . In order that we can show most of our layouts with space to breath we "borrow" the adjacent Scout Hut - our home is the "Old" Scout Hut and is about 50 yards from the "New" Scout Hut - so two venues for the price of nothing. Admission is FREE ! Tea and Coffee shall be available. Parking adjacent to the Scout Huts is free.

    At this point I am expecting to take along a couple of the baseboards for the 7mm layout, waiting for track at the moment. In addition I shall try to show some work on 7mm Mk.1 coaches.
     
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  2. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer Mick's Minions

    Hi Graham,
    If I can escape domestic chores I would like to come along on Saturday afternoon.
    Will anything be running on your 7mm layout?

    Hope to see you Saturday,
    Richard
     
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  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    No, because the baseboards are not complete yet.

    Even when the boards are complete we have a quandary.... When this project was started there were Club members who leant towards 0-FS and Peter / I were prepared to accept that as the track standard so as encourage 7mm modelling. Most of those who expressed interest have left the club and the current situation is that majority of 7mm modellers use S7 standards.
     
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  4. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer Mick's Minions

    I will leave my locos st home then:(
     
  5. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer Mick's Minions

    I managed to get to the open day today and I can thoroughly recommend a visit to the next event :thumbs:
    Mr Dog Star was a great host and showed us his progress on his station layout and great work on his Easybuild MK 1s.
    After months of sitting in the workshop building locos, it was nice to see some (excellent) working layouts:)
     
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  6. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    As well as Richard our Open Day was blessed with another 7mm modeller... Chris (@ChrisBr) who has seen the light and adopted the true path. Two 7mm-ers and two WT-ers in one afternoon - I had to have a big (broad gauge) cup of tea and put on the sun glasses with all of the excitement.
     
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  7. ChrisBr

    ChrisBr Member

    It was very good to meet you, thanks for all the advice and suggestions (some of which I still remembered when I got home :) ) only sorry I missed Mr Grumpy....
     
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  8. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    [this is the first post for the Open Day of 2017]

    The Basingstoke MRS is holding another club open day on Saturday 21st October from 10.30 to 15.30, the details can be found here . In order that we can show most of our Club layouts with space to breath we "borrow" the adjacent Scout Hut - our home is the "Old" Scout Hut and is about 50 yards from the "New" Scout Hut - so two venues for the price of nothing. Admission is FREE !

    Tea and Coffee shall be available.

    Parking adjacent to the Scout Huts is free.

    Address and post code are:-
    The Old Scout Hut, Stratton Park off Pack Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5HN

    What am I doing on the day? Probably building TTA tanks, using the JLTRT kits, for Peter's S7 model of the Fort William Oil Terminal ... or then again I may be adding pimples to some Gloucester 6-plank PO wagons for our Forest of Dean layout.

    Do please come and say Hello!
     
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  9. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hello Graham. :)
     
  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Graham,

    The Saturday is the 14th not the 13th;) - my dads birthday and the day before mine...
     
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  11. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    It also clashes with the S7 meeting at Mark. Dreadful planning Graham!
    Dave
     
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  12. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    No, no, no... yes, all of you are correct, the Old Man has got the date wrong.

    Our Open day is Saturday 21st October 2017. Now for a club that majors, apparently, in 4mm scale layouts this open day offers something unusual - two 2mmFS layouts. The Club is building Camford as a mid-1990s version of the (L)SWR main line in the Yeovil area and one of that team, Ian Morgan, is bringing his model of Freshwater (Isle of Wight).

    Still dreadful planning as that is the date of the Uckfield Show and the official "first" show for Arun Quay. Quick plug for our exhibition in March 2019 when Gordon and Maggie are bringing the layout...
     
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  13. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer Mick's Minions

    Excellent...I can make that date :)
     
  14. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Of possible interest for those who model to 2mmFS standards, news about Camford.

    After the success of presenting the first two scenic boards at our 2017 exhibition in March the gang has been beavering away with the next part of the plan... an eight feet extension which takes the route from the "junction" further to the west, as far as the end of the platforms / yard. Baseboards have been built, dowels and bolts fitted, formation and ballast shoulder put down and last night the first 15" of track on the up / down main lines.

    Our intention is to have trains running over the sixteen feet length of the four boards. We shall see.
     
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  15. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    Sounds very interesting!
    I don't model in 2fs but I certainly do note what you guys get up to and I find it very innovative. I only wish this was not so far away from me, sorry.