Bits & Pieces Evening & The Farr Trophy

This years event was well attended with a good selection of members work on display.  The range of engineering undertaken is quite amazing.  Projects ranged from examples of precision machining and milling exercises undertaken by apprentices as part of their training which produced ‘novelty’ items through to a miniature petrol engine ‘Sealion’ designed by Edgar T. Westbury.

The evening was an opportunity to discuss the various projects with the builders and to exchange ideas and suggestions that would help solve or ease production challenges.

All of our Roving Reporters were there and have submitted pictures for you to enjoy.

5″ gauge driving truck & passenger car

These are based on an LMS 48′ Utility Van

Cab of a Russian 2-6-2 Su Class

Reverser & brake valve, superb detail

7¼”g, built using only photographs

Chris (l) says it’s not far from completion

Ross’s workmanship really shines

A closer look at the gears for the timing







Andrew’s 5″g A4 with streamlined shape

Closer view of smokebox and door

David’s (r) 5″ ‘Torquay Manor’ tender

A complex curve and dozens of rivets

Kieran’s apprenticeship work

Plenty of discussion & tea brewing nicely

Self explanatory & very neat work

Chris admires Cliff’s Nixie Tube Clock


















For information on the unusual Nixie Tube Clock

And the winner of the Farr Trophy 2018 is…….

Ross, with his Edgar Westbury ‘Sealion’. Chair person Mark presents the award