Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Here and there

Those little jobs keep on coming and you may see the results of our labours when you next visit the railway? We have been putting up some more signs which were kindly donated by a benefactor involved in stripping obsolete signage, legitimately we should add, as part of an 'updating' exercise, from mainline railway stations in the southern part of our country, some of which we felt we could put to use straight away! Here's one, what do you think? See if you can spot any more when you next visit !

You may also notice that we have fitted a smart new, 'corporate' vinyl sign to our Clubroom entrance door!

Our veteran (1933) South Bend lathe has been in use again, this time Ray is delighted to be turning some axles for 'Sergeant' instead of wheels (which he is very good at!)

We are currently making and installing the last of our signals which, when completed, will enable us to use a variety of routes, making the ride more interesting for our visitors (and us!). The majority of the maintenance work to our track has now been completed and so Ray is wondering what to do next! Just joking Ray!
Richard, with some help from others occasionally, is working wonders with the 'horticultural' stuff, as, despite the, still, very dry weather, the bushes are growing like mad!

Some of the ALR Gang admire the Midland compound

..and today, (Wednesday) a group of us popped across to Hemsby to enjoy their railway in wonderful sunny weather, so we could admire and ride behind the variety of locos performing. Always an enjoyable experience where a warm welcome is guaranteed.
Later, back at Ashmanhaugh, we were able to show Alan Priest and his colleagues from the Home Counties and Bath, around the circuit, using General. A good day!

The Deltic ready to go
All photos: Brian M

....and, don't forget our latest Open Day is this coming Sunday, 5th June when we look forward to welcoming you, see you then ? Trains will be running from 2 til 5 pm weather permitting!