Monday, 18 May 2015

Hello there

Last Wednesday evening saw us welcome a goodly turnout of members, families and friends from the Norwich Club on their, now, annual visit to the railway. We ran a few trains, had a few chats, had a few cuppas and a few biccys!!!. A nice evening all round, though it did get a bit chilly later,
We had a track 'tweak' to do following Stewart's little loco wanting to go 'walkies' off rails just leaving the station, but this was soon put right on Saturday, when we also got lots of other jobs done! 

John and Ray working on the errant bit of track

then watch as 'Hotspur' slowly steams through, sucessfully! 
Our new coaches are being painted in posh 'Pullman' brown & cream, the platform fencing is getting a spruce up as is the signal box. The boys had Hotspur out for a run round or two to check all is well, it just about is !!!!!, and our local Cuckoo is 'cuckooing' its head off, lovely.

Clyde and Richard (honest, it is them!) on platform fencing painting duties
The members have given the go ahead to construct a lean to storage shed alongside the loco shed to house the new coaches and wagons, as we are running out of storage space again!!! We remember thinking when we started to install 90 feet of track in the top workshop, that would be plenty, how wrong would we be!!!!!