Friedrichstrasse- Ben has taken the station section away to place platforms and connections to the subways. Detailed discussion on S-Bahn bridges- probable extra kit sections required .
Another loco shown from an E Bay purchase!
OPEN DAY INSURANCE IN PLACE
Insurance has been arranged through Magnet Insurance- another item on the list ticked off!
PUBLICITY FOR MODEL TRAINS IN THE VALLEY
Posters will start to appear in local libraries and local shops next week
ROUND&ABOUT- “disjointed ramblings” journalist -needs to know more
Item in a local freebie magazine mentioning our forthcoming Model Trains in the Valley Open Day- says “I’m not entirely sure what happens at a Model Railway Club so I’ll refrain from talking a load of nonsense..”
He or she probably won’t hack it (sorry about the pun”) as a journalist as that’s what their all about!
Following a visit by Ben to the RE show at Woking, and some discussions there, possibility of solution to automating trams with realistic braking & stopping.
St. PETER'S FETE AT PETERSFIELD
Attended this morning with some display boards and pictures of the Friedrichstrasse prototype.
Also distributed flyers of our Model Trains In the Valley Open Day in October.?
OPEN DAY PUBLICITY
The flyers for insertion into the Milland News will be printed in the next couple of days- over 500 will be printed for this with perhaps 100 more for use at publicity events in the run up to the event.
Not a lot of work progress on F/Strasse, but some useful discussions on arrangement of platform sections and positioning of canopy.
Nick & Bob brought along some new acquisitions.
Railway companies were quick into running bus services to connect their stations to outlying prosperous villages & towns not on the railway network.
The grouped companies post 1923 became part owners of most major bus companies, partially perhaps to control competition.
So in modelling railways we must cover buses.
We have “set up” our own local bus company, a fictional one, Liphook & District Traction Co, but perhaps a holding company for “services” on the various layouts- Chesilford, Kensington SR operating under other names and on Cartersland Camp under its own name and of course a Google+ page of its own.
See links on “about” page.
Work on East German flats by Nick