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(nearly) been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

Posted by bcnPete , 16 October 2016 · 988 views

Good morning,

 

An update on the 2mmFS AGM yesterday and KoL's appearance.

 

Whilst presenting at exhibitions is still a relatively new thing for me, putting your work on show to your fellow 2mmFS peers with a common interest is a somewhat slightly nerve racking experience :o This was my first attendance at an AGM, mainly due to AWOL in BCN but it was Mick Simpson who suggested at Warley last year that I bring the layout along. Set up was pretty smooth and this was the first outing with the layout in DCC mode. I am using the Uhlenbrock Daisy II system and am very happy with it.

 

http://www.uhlenbroc...0004.4.I000C683 - Which is available through a couple of suppliers in the U.K. - usual disclaimer ;)

 

My thanks again to Nigel Cliffe for all his help and even packing his laptop and software to be able to correct a few things I hadn't quite got to grips with yet. Nigel even added some loco bitmap icons for the handset as well as tuning my 37 which was a little on/off in its responsiveness...due to the chip I think.

 

Setting up the morning before at home and the layout behaved itself - 24 hours later at a show and we had derailments, uncoupling issues and a dodgy wire to a turnout...again the latter identified by Nigel with my meter...I also took the mock up of Thurso which we propped up against the layout to show the next phase of this project. Thanks for the nice feedback all.

 

The AGM itself was fairly rapid and congratulations to all those who won prizes. Tim Shackleton was the judge and followed with a few inspirational words about finescale modelling.

 

For me, it was an enjoyable day out and very nice to meet familiar faces (some I haven't seen since the 2mmFS Goldern Jubilee) and meet some new ones. My thanks to my youngest son Jo who came to help set up and operate which allowed me to chat with peeps. It was also nice to have a few interlopers on the layout some of which has been captured in the iPhone pics below.

 

If you are wondering about the title, it's because I have never made it to Kyle yet, only getting as far as Inverness about 30 years ago...although I do feel I know the place quite intimately ;)

 

If of interest, Kyle is due to appear at the following exhibitions planned to date:

 

February 2017 - Tonbridge
February 2018 - Stafford

 

Here's a few pics...

 

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the t-shirt...my son was wearing his but beneath his hoodie as he was cold...

 

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the formal proceedings...

 

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nigel identifying the problematic turnout...

 

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pixie laid out some stock on the thurso mock up...

 

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nic bastable's 207 finally get's north...without third rail...

 

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dave strattons class 33 - farish on Dapol chassis...

 

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bryn's 24081 and some of his wagons...

 

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a few more of bryn's wagons...my grampus was only chucked on as it has two loops at each end...

 

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pixie's class 25...looks really at home...although 25's never made it there I believe...

 

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pixie's class 24/1 - etched pixels mods to a class 24...

 

All in all a fab day out and thanks to all for their kind comments.

 

Pete

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nick_bastable
Oct 16 2016 10:10

was good to catch up although the look on your face when the 207 started up was a Kodak moment, I'm afraid I agree Thurso needs to be a little wider who knows I may even make Tonbridge

 

Nick

A lesser spotted 25 at Kyle - http://www.flickrive...ie/16524335407/

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Kylestrome
Oct 16 2016 13:45

"A lesser spotted 25 at Kyle - http://www.flickrive...ie/16524335407/"

 

It's a Class 24 wrongly captioned.

 

Nice pics, Pete

was good to catch up although the look on your face when the 207 started up was a Kodak moment, I'm afraid I agree Thurso needs to be a little wider who knows I may even make Tonbridge


Likewise Nick - it was the green + sound that through me!

Jury is out on Thurso...I want to maintain the same width so something needs to be compromised...

A lesser spotted 25 at Kyle - http://www.flickrive...ie/16524335407/


"A lesser spotted 25 at Kyle - [/size]http://www.flickrive...ie/16524335407/"

It's a Class 24 wrongly captioned.

Nice pics, Pete

Thanks and thanks!

You beat me to it David...I was just doing my homework but had come to the same conclusion that it is a 24/1...have seen that photo before I think when I was trying to justify a Farish class 25 for KoL...shame as Pixie's looks so good ;)
Great pictures Pete. Gremlins aside it looks like you had a good day. ;) The visitors look good as well :) Cheers, Mark :)

Great pictures Pete. Gremlins aside it looks like you had a good day. ;)
The visitors look good as well :)


Thanks Mark - yep very enjoyable...probably a good thing I only had 5 minutes looking at the 2mmFS shop as things could have got very expensive ;)

Great to see you yesterday Pete. Thanks for bringing Kyle - I've seen so many photos but this is the first time I've seen it in the flesh. It's a great little layout.

 

Glad you enjoyed yourself - I think that Association events tend to be rather more relaxed than the more usual exhibitions with plenty of emphasis on nattering rather than pressure to keep something moving all of the time.

 

Regards, Andy

Great to see you yesterday Pete. Thanks for bringing Kyle - I've seen so many photos but this is the first time I've seen it in the flesh. It's a great little layout.
 
Glad you enjoyed yourself - I think that Association events tend to be rather more relaxed than the more usual exhibitions with plenty of emphasis on nattering rather than pressure to keep something moving all of the time.


Many thanks Andy - likewise, nice to have a catch up with you too.

My youngest son likes to help set up and operate the layout, which also gives me a chance to have a chat to peeps - so my running sessions tend to be less and less these days! That'll change when I get the sound chips though ;)

Hi Pete, nice to see some shots of the meet-up, to my surprise it looks as if 2mmFS modellers are just normal people. I always thought you were some kind of superman race from Krypton.

 

Exquisite pics of Kyle too. 

Hi Pete, nice to see some shots of the meet-up, to my surprise it looks as if 2mmFS modellers are just normal people. I always thought you were some kind of superman race from Krypton.

Exquisite pics of Kyle too.

Many thanks Mikkel - some are, looking at some of their models on display ;)

I must say I have always found the 2mmFS peeps are a very friendly nice bunch of people :good:

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