What is almost certain to be Y-O’s last public display, went off pretty well at Rotarail 2014. Minor electrical problems kept us on our toes, but the visitors – particularly one young boy,were captivated by the layout.
It could have been a sad occasion but it was an enjoyable day at a well organised, friendly show.
For the writer it was good to have long chats with old colleagues from Fareham and South Hants clubs who were also exhibiting at the show.
The following picture- featured on the N Gauge Forum, was taken by Neal Mansell – whom we thank for permission to use on this site
The crew comprised Ben, Bob, Graham , Reg and for the morning Matt-+yours truly. Thanks to them all for a long but enjoyable day.
Thanks to Nick for finding still and movies plus links and permissions
Also a short YouTube video of the layout operating at Rotarail 2014
The baseboard was delivered by Eric and erected in committee room in front of virtually whole membership. Fits together well. There were concerns that the whole lot would not fit in one car, but my Citroen Berlingo swallowed up the whole lot. The work on the tramway layout can now start in earnest!
Yamanouchi Oshika was erected run up, taken down and packed up. Loaded into two cars and departed from the committee room for the last time.
The committee room was packed to the gunnel’s with activity and with a near record attendance John B appeared to volunteer to make the tea/coffee and duly did so. Unfortunately he didn’t follow through with the washing up!! (Thanks to Andrew and Eric)
Reading the latest South Western Circle Monograph on the L&SWR use of low pressure pneumatic signalling by Stuart Isbister I came across the following-
“Upper quadrant signals were first introduced onto former L&SWR routes at Liphook on Sunday 25th March 1928”
Apparently no further conversion dates are recorded on “Signalling Notices” to train crew.
It also appears that about the same time distant signals generally were changed from red arms, to the now familiar yellow arm with black chevrons. The spectacle colours were changed to yellow and green (from red and green).
The description of a yellow distant signal, with arm in the horizontal position was referred to as being “at caution” rather than “at danger” as previously.
Model Railway Exhibition organised by Fareham Rotary. We are showing our N scale layout Yamanouchi- Oshika- Japanese outline- possibly its last exhibition before sale or dismantling. Featured twice in Continental Modeller in 2011?