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24 June 2018: CAMBRIDGE

Des Trollip hosted nine of us for an afternoon of modelling at his newly-refurbished work studios which all looked very impressive. Brian Key started to build a rake of Dundas kits of the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway Bromadog carriage which he will be running on his L&B layout. Stephen Sullivan was trying to fit flush windows into a 3D printed model of a Chattendon & Upnor coach which he finally managed after much fettling. David Gander showed the new baseboards for his planned layout, one of the new Minitrains Works Diesels, a Jelly Models tram loco, a superb church from Oxford Diecast and Nick Welch’s new book on his superb Festiniog layout. Chris Krupa continued building a 1/35 scale bus kit. Danny Figg demonstrated his entry for the BRM Cake Box challenge which is a model of a quarry complete with a working waggon loading hopper, and was also building some of he latest 009 Society wagon kits. Tony Clarke continued painting a bag full of Preiser figures. The afternoon was a hive of activity which was enjoyed by all.

Des provided us with very tasty sandwiches and refreshments which we ate whilst agreeing the venues for our meetings for the rest of the year. We also discussed the recent very successful Open Day and agreed on some changes which we will make next year with particular emphasis on reducing Brian Key’s workload as organiser.