Thursday, 12 May 2016

Happy visitors !

                                              Hotspur heading over the flat crossing down to the lake

Hotspur heading round Den section
 Hi, we had a great evening on Wednesday when we welcomed our friends from the Norwich and District Model Engineers, along with some of the Parklands Railway members. It was a lovely evening and we had some fun, with plenty of chat, as well as several cuppas !!!!. 'Isabel' was out all evening , behaving impeccably under Ben's patient guidance, along with 'General', 'Chieftain', 'The Shay', 'Nelson',  'Sergeant', and 'Thunderbox'.  'Hotspur' had been out during the afternoon on test after Ray and Steve had been tweaking the valve timing and was going very well, until a certain person, who shall be nameless, took his eye off the ball, bit like a local footie team!..... and let the fire go out !!!! Doooohhhh!!!! 
So, we are delighted that at last we seem to have three steam locos available, excellent!!!!

It's all looking good !
On on the subject of visitors, families staying in the Holiday Cottages joined in the fun and were treated to a ride round the railway, which went down very well with one of their gentleman, who was celebrating a special birthday! We like to see big smiles !!!!!
So, just to give you a taster, we include a couple of photos of the cottages, where you could stay and enjoy these wonderful surroundings, how could you not want to stay here!!!!! Give Jane a call on 01603 782225 for further details.

Nutmeg Cottage  bedroom, a cosy retreat for two!

Plumtree Cottage,sleeps up to 6 in three bedrooms