View From The Den

Hi everyone and welcome to the new members who have joined our community in the last month. Saturday November 7th sees the return of the Modellers Medley, our usual relaxed online get together where we can chat about modelling, share tips and techniques and do a bit of modelling at the same time. I will be continuing the construction of the Scalescenes Factory Warehouse and we will be joined by John Gowers who will be giving a talk on how he constructed the impressive control panels for the Kimble layout. If you would like to receive an invite, please register as a member, it's free, at www.chrisinden.co.uk, hit the login button, top right and register your details to keep up to date with what is happening in the community. I will be sending out the invite on Friday evening. It's been a busy few weeks in the den, a lot of my time was taken up putting together a layout design for a client, ably assisted by my friends Pete and John at RME, www.rmeuk.co.uk. The track plan is complete as is the baseboard design so just waiting for things to ease on the Covid front so I can make the baseboards and deliver them to the client. Having joined the 3 Counties area group meeting, I volunteered to give a presentation on CANCOMPUTE at the next meeting on November 11th, after which, I realised that I no longer had a suitable module to run it from so set about building a kit obtained from RME. Myself and the guys at RME are now in receipt of the RC522 RFID readers and chips so I will be updating you all on progress with these in due course. Layout Not a lot of progress here I'm afraid, I have build a little bit more track but nothing of such note that would justify a picture. I have however, with the help of one of the ChrisInDen members decided to rename the layout to Tylersfield, this is a name with meaning and it does away with the previous confusion. Thanks for reading folks. See you on the 7th of November! Stay safe and keep modelling.

View From The Den