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In the weeks since the previous report, there has been quite a bit of progress.

On the financial front, a few more mugs have been sold and there have been a few cash donations (including a couple of large sums). We are now very close to our 1500GBP initial target, so (if you have not previously "put your hand in your pocket" or opened the cheque book) now is the time to boost the fund and take us across the line!

We now have all the track required, the timber for the base modules has been purchased, a batch of "ballast" is in stock and the buffer stops are "on order". The resin castings for the platform and loading dock have been cast and are ready for assembly and painting.

Tracklaying will commence before too long but, meanwhile, there has been a great deal of progress with the major scenic items. Cost constraints have meant that many of the buildings and larger scenic structures will remain the property of those who have financed and constructed them but they will be available on loan for the Peterborough event (and the AGM preview).

Those of you who have been following progress (and watch the messages on  www.g3forum.org.uk) may recall that the track layout of Monkton Priors is identical to a branch terminus on my own garden line. This was a deliberate feature of the design strategy, since my own buildings will fit neatly onto the exhibition track when required.

A selection of the buildings can be seen on the Gallery page.

John Candy

Project Leader





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Report No.4      12 August 2016