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Newsletter May 2006

Merstham Model Steam Show 2006

13th/14th May 2006 (10am - 5pm)

St. Nicholas School, Taynton Drive, Merstham, REDHILL, Surrey, RH1 3PU 
(M25 Jct 8)

DETAILS ONTHEIR WEBSITE - http://www.eastsurrey16mm.org.uk/MMSSImages/MMSS.htm

We will be attending with a trade stand. I do not intend to bring tons of bits and pieces but a select few items. I am also intending to set up a short demonstration line to try and show some of the small gaugers how a 5" gauge railway will actually fit in their garden. If you are intending to go to the show and would like to see a specific item please email and I will see if we can fit it in/on the car.


Ride on Railways Open Day 2006

20th May 2006 (10am- onwards)

Romford, Essex

Please drop me a note if you intend to come. All visiting locos welcome

Details of our railway - http://www.rideonrailways.co.uk/ourrailway/index.html

We are 5 mins off of the M25 or if you come by train we can pick you up from Romford Station (20mins out of Liverpool St). For the full address and details send me an email.



Jasper Prices

Finally I have worked out the prices for our new Jasper chassis

480 for the two motor chassis kit

580 for the four motor chassit kit

Supplied with our standard couplings although can be supplied with pin slot couplings as an optional extra.

The first new body for this chassis is due for delivery in the next couple of weeks.

I am currently reviewing our control panels and will be offering a range of different styles. I am doing this after seeing numerous engines being built and the supplied control panel being discarded.


Multi pin couplings

featured last month - Prices are now in - 2 slot 20, 3 slot 25 and can do 5 or single slot if anyone wants.


New Riding Truck

I have a limited number of longer 4 wheel based driving truck. The chassis length is 660mm. The one I have at the moment will go around our 11ft radius curve but that might be down to the gauge widening from excessive wear. Is available with or without brakes but no body at this moment in time. Prices are similar to the standard 4 wheel truck with only 10 extra for the braked version as I have to weld up the draw bars.



Finally I have managed to build a few stock items to sell off the shelf.

Unfortunately we are very limited for space so it will only have a few items.

Our Portable Track

We had a wonderful day out at our local school at the Romford O Gauge Exhibition.

This is our third time in the school corridor and as is now a tradition we added to the set up.

This time we built a pair of points to create a siding so we could easily run two trains. We were also joined by a lovely scratch built western. Although not finished this is an amazing machine. I hope Barry will return with this loco when we set up at the more popular November show.

Our track was a little long so a couple of chairs were used rather than cut the track.




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