Wednesday 15 November 2023

Today our focus on the circuit was on Brake Vans except that it wasn’t.

With everything else that was going on there really wasn’t room to put the circuit up and so over lunch we
decided to hold the focus on Brake Vans over until the meeting on 6 December.
With 21 members in attendance seats around the big table were at a premium, and little pockets of members carrying on various activities were scattered around the room.

The Edington boards were got out and Barry, David Gr and Paul W set about repainting and generally sprucing them up for the trip up to the NEC for the Warley show next week.
David Ho and Dave B worked on the control panel Dave B had brought in checking connections and doing other electrickery.

John D tried to coax a Basset Lowke LNER loco into life but failed unfortunately although he will persevere with it.

John B brought in the lineside hut he had built for Queen Charlotte Dock and which is to be placed under the girder bridge at the entrance to the dockyard.

On the big table Roger carried on constructing the station building for the high-level station. David L, Tim, Bill and
Nick carried on building the track work and I brought in the control panel housing for the high level.
At lunch Roger reported on our participation at the Gravesend show in early November where Roger and Geoff had both put on a display and Mike Perry had exhibited his tar works layout. The tar works had attracted a lot of interest and Mike was interviewed by Dawn Quest for her Model Railway Quest YouTube channel. Cunningly Mike had positioned himself in front of our club banner for the interview.

Geoff is to attend the Broadstairs show this weekend and will take along our banner and leaflets.
As time moved on David Ho made a final cup of tea for everyone that wanted one and as the paint on Edington began to dry, everything was packed away and we all made our way home. Chris

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