Sunday, 22 December 2013

It's (nearly) Christmas Time

Everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas and so 'tis a little quiet on the railway at the moment. Nevertheless, some jobs continue, we are preparing the base for the pit cover which we hope to make good progress with in the New Year, and there has been much activity in the signal box recently, with steamed up windows, as the soldering iron has been working overtime on the many joints that are required to commission the new control panel, which is very impressive and which we will show you once it is complete. You will be impressed, we were when it was 'shown' to us for comments and approval some weeks ago. In its present form we do not see the need for a 'lever frame', as Brackers is using electrical switches, on a track schematic which is easy to follow and which, hopefully, will encourage more of our members to be trained up as signallers! Well done Guys !!!!!
General is having his handbrake mechanism amended using rods rather than wire cabling in an attempt to prevent 'heavy handed' breakages when applying the handbrake! We will see?

We enjoyed a lovely meal at a local 'Hostelry' (Brick Kilns Pub & Restaurant at Little Plumstead near Norwich) on Friday evening when our members, wives, families and friends had a very enjoyable time in a very pleasant and happy atmosphere. Lovely food, good company, excellent!

So it just remains for us to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and our best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. We hope to see you in 2014!

The Happy ALR Boys on Saturday 21st Dec