Summer 2010

The summer warmth often kept us around the picnic table, but Nailbourne's base boards took shape.  Cavedale's approaches were laid while our trains were on the circuit.

Our display tracks were in Faversham for Kent's Garden Railway Show on July 10th.  With a good turn out, setting-up and testing of the banana shaped tracks went well on the Friday.  We enjoyed ourselves on Saturday with the G Sale members.  Often directed by small children, there were always a couple of trains moving,  while we talked to visitors about our display of models.  We had eight members to take-out and for transport after what must have been the hottest day of the year. Photos: Alan Leslie, Hopfields Group & Charles Darley, G Scale Kent




Spring 2010

After February's AGM we had our Model Show with more items on display than ever.  Locos in various stages of construction, rakes of wagons and lineside buildings. Certificates were presented to several members.

Malcolm Parker, an excellent model maker of the Edwardian era of the South East & Chatham Railway, had died early in the year.

At the end of February we were at our layout for a spring clean and planning session.  It was good to see Mick Hodden, who had done so much to start the layout project, on a visit from his home in France.

The Canterbury & Whitstable line featured in the March meeting when we used our new projector.

Sadly Frank Berry died at the beginning of June.  An ex-submariner and officer with London's Fire Service, he had donated equipment for our Nailbourne layout.

Photo: Ross Shimmon "AGM models - Maurice Baker, Colin Smith, Frank Poulton & Alastair Malcolm"