The Gauge '3' Society - A Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered in England & Wales with Company Number 08174106
Registered Office: Cedar Cottage, Denham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross,
Buckinghamshire, SL9 0QQ
The fund-raising effort continues with just a very small number of members having
generously donated so far : We have raised approximately 1100GBP but are well short
of our target ... about 400GBP in fact.
If you have not donated so far, please consider making a donation, however small.
If every member who has not given so far were to donate the price of a pint of beer,
we would reach our target. Email email@example.com for more information.
We still have 48 of the specially-commissioned mugs in hand : If all of those were
to be sold, it would raise more than 300GBP (enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The design of the base modules has been finalised and the initial batch of materials
is about to be purchased. Ian T has offered to cut all the sheets of plywood manually,
which has saved us a few hundred Pounds in laser charges.
The order has been placed with Cliff Barker for the balance of the track required
and awaits collection from Southend by Roy.
The surface “deck” of the base units will be of 12mm “green” (damp proof) MDF and
that will soon be ordered and delivered to me (module assembly, track laying and
testing will be carried out in my garage, which will also provide storage for the
completed layout when between exhibitions).
A suggestion by Ted Sadler, was the use of granulated cork ballast (to save weight)
and I placed an order with a UK company for 2 Kilos of a grade containing granules
sized 0.5mm to 1.00mm (the size of ballast in the inter-wars period tended to be
a finer grade than is commonly used today) : Just how far that quantity will spread
remains to be seen. The package arrived from Portugal (which explains the high carriage
charge) : I suppose, now the majority of wine bottles have screw caps or synthetic
stoppers, the cork growers have had to find ways to diversify!
There remain many items to be acquired, ranging from buffer stops to turnout controls
and resin (for scenic castings) to adhesives, paints and screws.
In addition to cash, the team will be grateful to be offered any surplus items you
may have .... please email email@example.com to check suitability for
Finally, I am pleased to announce that Mark Thatcher has, just today, agreed to join
our team (Mark will be familiar to readers of “Garden Rail” for his regular contributions
and brings his scenic skills to the project).