Tree making at the club is lead by Pat and Ann who have made over 300 so far, we still need many more so if you feel like having a go come along and chat to Pat.
Our method for making trees was based on research from books by Gordon Gravett with our add ons into the mix.
The method is not fast and takes time, but the trees are fantastic and a true work of art.
Pat has made a step by step guide booklet should you want to do it at home.
Come to the club and try your hand you may be an artist.
This is how shop trees can look as used around Wood lane cottage and the turntable.
We will now remove the existing trees and replace with our club made trees
I hope you will see a difference.
Wood Lane Cottage with all shop trees removed and the new pond dug out.
Next step we will tone down the earth colour and add the new grass.
The pond will take a few weeks to complete but should look good when done.
The shots below are of this area at this time, hope you enjoy.
Well the pond is not going very well as we are trying to use the stuff for making waterfalls NOT ponds or rivers so may start again on that one. One of the good things about building this kind of scene is if it's not right just take it out and try again
Waterfall water that does not work!
THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN BEFORE TODAY'S LAYER WAS ADDED 26.09.17
THE WILLOW WAS ADDED TO SEE HOW IT WOULD LOOK
STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO, I HOPE TO GET 2 LAYERS ON THE POND TOMORROW DURING THE MEETING.
After the garden was remodelled Wood Lane cottage looked a bit shabby so Pat is giving it a makeover. New brick work, new timbering and a new roof with tiling and gutters etc.
We will have to see how it comes out later.
Q 1. Who led a force of 2,000 men to evict 150 men and their contractor from Mickleton Tunnel works on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway?
A. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Q 2. Why were the nameplates of GWR engines bearing the names of towns removed during the late 1920's and early 1930's?
A, Because passengers thought they were train destinations
Q 3. Where is the summit of the main line between Paddington and Bristol via Bath?
A. About 1/2 mile west of Swindon.
Q 4. What were the 'Long Charleys'?
A. Coaches built for the new broad gauge service from London to Birmingham in 1852, so called because of their 38ft length. They were the first eight-wheel coaches to be used on regular main line passenger services in Britain.
Q 5. How were third class passengers carried on GWR trains from its opening until 1844?
A. In open wagons.
Q 6. What was a Fantail signal?
A. A rectangular arrow-shaped board painted on one side green (caution) and the other side red (stop) used from the 1840s.
Q 7. Who proposed the toast of 'The Great Western Railway' at the Centenary Banquet at Grosvenor House, London, on 30th October 1935?
A. HRH The Prince of Wales.
Q 1. Which terminal station, built specifically for suburban traffic and opened in 1909, had the unusual space-saving feature of two traversers to release engines?
Q 2. What were Cyclops, Hercules and Samson?
Q 3. When the South Devon Railway main line was being planned Brunel adopted a steeply graded curving route between Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Why?
Q 4. Two saloons of the GWR 1897 Royal train, Nos 9002/3 were sold out of service in 1935 for holiday use on the Welsh coast near Aberporth. One, No 9002, was moved in 1982. Where is it now?
Q 5. In Broad Gauge days the Great Western operated an underground line in London. Which one?
Q 6. In the earliest days of the GWR what did a handsignal with one arm raised above the head indicate to a driver?
Q 7. Who was in personal charge of the visit of No 6000 King George V to the centenary celebrations of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad?