COVGOG members have been busy again. The year really got underway with our post-Christmas show and tell evening. Not only did we find out what Santa had left for members we also received updates on current builds such as Pate Clifton’s Brighton K Class and Dave Pegg’s P2. At the end of the month many of us decamped to Bristol for the O Gauge show. Again, the venue, traders, layouts and general atmosphere made for a most enjoyable day.
Roger Manning, guiding light of our scenic layout, took to the stage twice in the period February to March. On the first occasion he gave a talk on signalling and on the second (at one of our skills nights) he developed the theme by talking about signals for model railways. Many of Roger’s signals are scratch built using wood which he tapers for the posts and plastic for the arms. This makes them quite robust and consequently ideal for portable layouts.
In early March, after the disappointment of last year, we headed to Kettering. The growth in ready to run was again commented on as was an apparent reduction in the number of modellers developing the skills necessary for kit construction especially in brass. COVGOG members seem to have enjoyed the show and a few are preparing for the long drive to Doncaster in the summer.
If you would like to come along and meet a friendly group of modellers you will be made most welcome.