Author Archives: Steve

Carpaccio of Celotex

Progress on the new layout has been slow over the past few months, but not non-existent. Having bought a large sheet of 100m thick insulation board (the yellow stuff) I’ve cut it down to form the three main baseboard sections. … Continue reading

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Catching up with an old friend

Last weekend we took the Narrow Planet trade stand to Narr-O in Merstham – a small show held by the Surrey group of the 7mm NGA which had a friendly “open day” type feel familiar from 009 events. As well … Continue reading

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Giving a presentation

While rearranging the garage shelving to create a clear space for the new layout, I’ve been giving some thought to how to present it. Although it’s not intended for exhibiting I do like the idea of everything ending up fairly … Continue reading

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Fairlight wagon works grinds into action

The first completed wagons built for Fairlight 2.0 – actually if you look back through the archives of this blog you’ll find they’re probably the first completed anything for some time. I would say that I am not one of … Continue reading

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Sussex Downs 009 Group open day 2017

Well it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. Saturday was the (by my count) sixth members’/open day run by the Sussex Downs group of the 009 Society – held at Lancing parish hall this was a … Continue reading

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