Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lovely Norfolk Autumn

We are enjoying some beautiful Autumn weather at the moment, and long may it last! We have our last Public Open Day on Sunday 6th October, so it would be really nice if we had a lovely sunny day to see out this year's Open Days !!!!! Hope you will be able to make it ?, we should have most of our stock out, all being well, so it should be a good afternoon....
There are several jobs going on at the moment, to keep us out of mischief (as if !), we are clearing the loco pit area in readiness to construct a cover over it so we can work in the dry....


Where's it going then Chaps???Oh here...righto then, let's get cracking !!!!! 

.........we have 'erected' a small canopy over the work shop doorways to try to prevent the rain dripping down our necks in between the canopy and the workshop wall......

.....Hotspur's chassis has been thoroughly cleaned down and is now being repainted so it will be all nice and smart.....

Barry at work on the chassis.....
....we are installing a couple more track signs (speed limit and whistle) at the entry to the station from the 'home straight' tracks to remind (some) drivers to slow down in the station area.... we have started the ongoing redecoration work with a nice coat of green on the Clubhouse windows......'General' now sports a posh new headlamp, so drivers can see where they are going in the dark!........some severe bush pruning is taking place to make maintenance a bit easier next year ??????.......we pruned the roses, and picked loads of mushrooms just before the grass was cut !!! loverly !!!!! oh, and there is always tweaking of the track to be done of course !
We decided not to have our November Fireworks Night this year so instead we are having a Club running evening with a Fish and Chip Supper, which will make a nice change (Private event for Club members and guests only....sorry!)
...and our Chairman retired from all that 'work ' stuff this week so he is looking forward to having lots of spare time do lots of other things.........ha ha !
Think that just about brings us up to date, and we know that time is marching on when we have a date for our Club Christmas Meal, and we are planning our 2014 Boys Weekend Away, which next year will be see us heading to West Yorkshire, where I am sure we will have a great time !!!!! 






Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sunny September Fun


Once again the weather was more than kind for our September Open Day. So, we (!), and our very happy visitors enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon which was highlighted by our first Ashmanhaugh Double Header Final Train Of The Day hauled by Lucille and Isabel! Fantastic!!!!
So, Isabel made it at last and ran impeccably all afternoon with Keith at the controls, as did Lucille, with Alan back at the controls after a longish break! Well done both!
 'General', 'Thunderbox', 'The Shay', and 'Sergeant' all did a stint and ran well....what more can we say, thanks for coming everyone, see you next month ....maybe ????
Photos of the Double Header around the circuit, all by John Pond on September 1st 2013