27 meets 72
|The new Dapol "O" gauge model of 32636 (Fenchurch) was on display on the Fenchurch Fund-Project 27 stand |
(along with 1027!)
The display included the new "O" gauge model of BR 32636 (Fenchurch) with the assistance of Brian Jackson at Morris Models of Lancing (http://morris-models.co.uk/). Brian is a long time supporter of the Bluebell and the Fenchurch Fund.
We put on a display showing the work so far carried out and also one showing the reasons behind having to have a set of cylinders cast. These created a lot of interest as did the power point display, which was different on each day!
|The display showing some of the things we have achieved and on the end panel some of those who have achieved it!|
|The display showing the cylinder drawings|
We also put on a display of models (which was enhanced as the weekend went on) and included a selection of locomotives that would have been seen on the Central division of British Railways Southern Region. These included a line up of P class locos awaiting their turn for overhaul, terriers up to Standard class 4 and Ivatt class 2 and also included the C and E4 locos. Even a B4 and USA slipped in!
|75H loco shed "somewhere on the Central Division"|
|32636 on a short freight train on the Cuckoo Line|
A great amount of interest was shown in our 1/8th scale model cylinders especially the process used to create them. A great feather in the cap of Matthew Holloway who designed and drew the 3D computer model. Maybe we will get a set of 1/8th scale frames to add to the display!
|The Cylinders on display|
|The sales stand and display (a frontage of 20 feet!|