Monday, 8 November 2010

No Guy & Damp Squibs !

Friday evening, being November 5th was our now, Annual Bonfire night 'do', 46 hardy members, family and friends turned up on a very damp evening to enjoy a mega display of fantastic fireworks (well done Daves!) and some tasty soup, hot dogs, baked potatoes followed by a variety of gateaux, yummy! (well done John, Jane, Val, Alan & Jill ).
We were delighted that our new 'Woodpecker Lodge' is already proving its worth, providing a valuable, dry storage area for the fireworks on the night.
Unfortunately due to the rain, we decided not to run any trains so we were able to spend the whole evening mixing and mingling and having an enjoyable time!

During the past couple of weeks we have been busy sorting out the 'old' loco shed, which now has a workbench, paint and electrical storage cupboards, a smart gardening tools rack and a lot less clutter. We are finding stuff we didn't know we had!
The running shed ceiling insulation is well advanced, and the loco pit covers are made ready to be fitted.
The trackwork in the station approach area has been lifted and its geometry altered to make a 'smoother' entry curve off the back straight, and the track boys are planning their winter maintenance work schedule.
We have also started work on forming the new toilet and locker area so you will see some changes when you come to see us next year!