Thursday, 23 October 2008

Aylsham Model Railway Exhibition

Photo: J Pond

The ALR took a stand to this extremely sucessful event held in Aylsham Town Hall last Sunday (Oct 19th). There were nearly 800 visitors to the show so we were kept pretty busy talking to many very nice people about our railway, and hopefully we shall see lots of you at our Open Days next year, the dates for which you can now insert in your diaries! (see adjacent panel).

The show was organised by the Broadland Model Railway Club, several of whose members are also ALR members, and we understand that the event is to be repeated next year.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

North, East, South & West !

The latest addition to our railway for you to spot when you next visit us, and to help us gauge where smoke will blow to, (private joke !!!) is a lovely weather vane made by Dave which was placed in position earlier this month on top of our Clubroom. Very impressive, but Dave is not taking orders unless the price is very, very right!!!!!!

Steam Boiler tests

Our two steam locos, Hotspur and Lucille, both had their boiler inspections and steam tests carried out on Wednesday this week, which were sucessful, giving them boiler certificates for a further 15 months.....

Friday, 10 October 2008

The Lake Section

We have finally completed our 3rd Stage, the Lake section, and have been running trains over the circuit during the past week. We are very pleased with the extension which will give us and our visitors a much longer and more interesting ride, giving us a choice of routes. There is still work to do, but this will be carried out during the coming months so that we can put the section into use next year during our Open Days. We hope to see you then !

View across the Lake as Hotspur begins the 'climb' back to Lake crossing
Photo: J Pond 11th October 2008

A delighted Mr W enjoys a drive, seen here negotiating
the flat crossing with some of the 'Gang' in attendance!
Photo: J Pond 11th October 2008