We have now released the course lineup for the Autumn weekend. Amongst the old favourites we have one completely new course and new tutor, plus a familiar face taking on the electronics for beginners course. It is also likely to be the final weekend for one of our long standing tutors who will be retiring from his role as a Missenden tutor this year.
We are very pleased to announce that Giles Favell will be joining us as a tutor at our November weekend. He will be leading a group of modellers through the process of making a chassis for a road vehicle, in 4mm or 7mm scale and adding the control system to allow you to drive it around your layout.
Giles is well known on the exhibition circuit for his layouts End of the Line and Denton Brook, both of which featured radio control vehicles interacting with the railway 7mm scale. Giles has also written a book on using radio control for both road and rail vehicles, and has converted vehicles in both 7mm and 4mm scale.
The course will aim to get every person to build a motorised chassis that they can take home. There will be radio control equipment available to test you chassis with, and advice will be given about what radio controls to choose and why some are more suitable than others.
A familiar face, in the shape of Christopher Langdon will be taking over the tutoring of the electronics for beginners course. Chris will be bring his own approach to electronics and how to get started in this branch of the hobby.
We are also going to be saying goodbye to our long time track building tutor, Norman Solomon. Norman will be retiring from tutoring at the end of this year, we wish him all the best in his retirement. This will be your last chance to sit with Norman and learn the skills required to build your own track work. This is not the end for the subject at our weekends and we hope to have news about a new tutor who will take over in future years.