2012 Exhibition and Competition

Sat, December 1st 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Our annual exhibition and display was held on Saturday 1st December at Saltaire Methodist Church.

We had a wide selection of models on display and some very close competition in the Railway section. One table that took my attention for quite some time was Nicholas’s Lego crane and even more impressive his Brio signalling system with track circuiting!

Have a look at the photos below.

Northcliff Railway Training Day Aug 2012

Wed, August 22nd 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Wednesday 22nd August 13:00 – 16:30 in the Northcliff Clubhouse.
This event is only open to members and their families due to insurance restrictions.

Building on the session last year we will be running a few separate sessions covering the different areas of the railway.

The first session 13:00-14:00 is for everyone and will go over the clubs operating rules followed by any questions. Details are still being worked on but topics for following sessions will cover ‘The Club Loco’, ‘The Signalling System and Roles of the Signalman’ and possibly a talk on ‘Boiler Testing’. Obviously these later sessions might not be everyone’s cup of tea but a timetable will be available on the day for you to plan what you want to see and give you time to ‘play’ outside.

The practical side of this event does rely on a selection of different locos being available for members (young and older) to have a go. If you own a loco and can spare a few hours from 14:00 onwards then please let me know. Your help will be much appreciated.

If you have any ideas and suggestion for topics then please leave a comment and I shall try and work it into the day.

Russ Coppin – Track Superintendent

Wednesday 20th June 2012 Report

Wed, June 20th 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Wednesday Report for 20th June 2012:
A fairly quiet if sunny day today at Northcliff, firstly the back door is now completely finished, painted green and fully working! We’ve had a look at some of the bad sections of track and decided that some major work needs doing on two or three places. The base of the new whistle sign has been installed near the cutting. An attempt has been made at a more effective temporary fix to the damaged point but it was unsuccessful as we discovered it requires welding and grinding, as a result of this 5″ gauge trains will be unable to pass through the centre track on the ground level station, so a label has been put in the signal box to remind the signalman and the 5″ railhead has also been marked. The signalbox has been tested. The tail marker brackets have been installed on the back of all of the trucks. And finally new member Matty Wood has been welcomed and shown round the site.

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