Here is a selection of models made by our members during the lockdown period.
James has an primary interest in railways, but also anything military from the 2nd world war period, and is populating his layout with planes, boats and tanks.
I decided to build the pagoda shelter which was on Minehead Platform in the early days of the 20th Century. It was used for Parcels and as a Cloak Room. In the period I'm modelling it was moved to the Goods Yard, when the station building was extended.
He has also been building signals for the first time.
All are O gauge vehicles, based (not rigidly) on SE&CR prototypes and were scratch built from Plastikard for the South Pole Light Railway (Mk.5)
During lockdown the club have run a challenge to build a diorama. Here is Paul's Dutch entry. Paul models Dutch outline in 2mm scale. He is a specialist in buildings, and has produced a number of dioramas for his layout.
Although this model took to years to construct, it was finished during the Lockdown in July 2020.
Mick works in HO scale, with his model of the Denver and Rio Grande Western featuring in the layouts section.
The oil drum is a Grandt Line product, suitably distressed and with an 0603 Super Golden White LED and resistor added in the bottom, carefully positioned so that it also shines out of a rusty hole in the side of the drum. See the burned circle of ash and scorched grass around it, too.
Tim has been modelling High Wycombe in the 50s for a while, and a lot of the models he has produced in lockdown are for his layout.
Roy has been busy finishing off projects started long ago and also building up the stock of signals for the club's P4 Aylesbury layout.
Pete has always wanted to build an SECR D class, but due to illness at the end of 2020, he has been unable to. Some of his close mates decided to finish it off for him, so here it is running round James' garden.
One of the models Dave completed during lockdown was the conversion of a Bachmann ex-GWR Hawksworth autotrailer (Diag A38) to the sole diagram A39 Autotrailer W220W THRUSH.
Many of the changes Dave made were 3D designed and printed including the high backed seats and auto gear as well as laser cutting the internal partitions and curtains. Lamp is Modelu while weathering and renumbering have also been done.