A good crowd ventured to the hall today, despite warnings of storms. The circuit was in demand, but unfortunately developed a fault which prevented running on one line. A shame as John D had assembled an impressive rake of red and cream contemporary tinplate coaches behind a shining Ace Trains Britannia on the other line.
The working line was put to good use, with a Rivarossi tank, preceded by a £30 Ebay purchase by Fred, which followed three diminutive 0-4-0 tanks from David Gr which crawled round at a scale walking pace.
Sean’s troublesome Class 33 had been fixed by Barry, and the power bogie from his 2-SUB, refurbished by David Gr, breezed round the circuit.
While the QCD team worked on the layout electrics, John B was busy working on two card saloon coaches which once operated on the
Sheppey Light Railway (the real ones, not the card ones!).
David Ho was fully occupied producing tea and coffee, between tracing the fault on the circuit and inadvertently pitched the hall into gloom when a kettle proved too much for the system. However, all returned to normal, and we appreciated the ready supply of refreshments. David Gr