Chatter is compiled quarterly by our Chairman John Shaw. John
summarizes the latest developments in the club covering general news,
exhibition reports, developments in the clubs layouts, and any
other notices. To view a Chairman's Chatter simply click the relevant
link, or scroll down for the latest edition.
The current year, and previous year, chairmans chatter's are available by following these links.
Previous years Chairmans Chatter are available in the archive.
exhibition season is well and truly upon us now. Thank you to all
members who can help with the whole procedure from loading, operating
and returning the layout to its home. Consecutive weekends are not good
but we should not have too many of these.
00 Gauge Matters
has been on running and fettling as we get ready to operate Redbridge at the
Farnham show on 8th/9th October. Operators are hopefully
now feeling more confident in operating the entire layout, as we ran additional
sessions in September to give as many members an opportunity to run as
possible. Thanks to all, particularly those who came outside normal club hours
has been carrying out further fault finding with our communication problem in
the route setting, which affects setting routes into and out of the Reception
has been tweaking the public facing ‘departure screen’ software, and Richard R
and Clive have been working on new brackets and a transport method for the
stock and trackwork has been worked on, and three additional uncoupling magnets
added in strategic places to aid in shunting.
board ‘D0’ now has its trackwork painted and ballasted, and the push continues
with finishing off and motorising all the remaining signals.
EM gauge matters
Trackwork has been repaired following possible heat expansion issues and is undergoing thorough testing
0 Gauge matters
I have now
completed about a third of the baseboard plug and sockets changes, mainly
hampered by supplies. However more have now arrived and so work will continue
after the AGM.
required for the DC/DCC switching have also arrived and I shall also proceed at
home preparing for the changeover. Help will be appreciated when ready to
The AGM is upon
us with a change of Treasurer. I would like to thank Peter for his excellent
work since 2006 looking after our accounts.
Please do your
best to attend the AGM as we do make important decisions that affect us all.