Today we ran on the circuit some of the entries from our Annual Modelling Competition held on the previous Saturday. Fred ran his coaches and wagons as well as a heavily weathered Jinty and a Crab which he had recently acquired but which will require some attention before running properly. Later Geoff and Dave B were seen running some conflats behind a B4 and Dave B’s Drury rail car made a brief appearance before being taken off for further maintenance.
Around the big table John B continued with his programme of coach building and Steve carried on working on his 8F. David Gr had set himself up early on the big table and was busy making adjustments to the Dingham couplings on his Edington wagon stock ahead of that layout’s appearance at Warley at the end of the month.
David L, Tim and Bill continued working on Queen Charlotte Dock and later decisions were taken on how to fit the crossover on the bridge and the siting of operator positions. Meanwhile John B undertook to build a lineside hut and Ross volunteered to build a passenger shelter for the up platform on the high-level station.
Over lunch I read out the usual notices and Roger told the meeting about an online O Gauge magazine, Lineside Look, which he had come across. David Gr undertook to circulate the link for the magazine to everybody. As agreed at the weekend we have declined the offer to attend the exhibition at Ashford in April and Roger has written to the organisers accordingly.
Finally, everything was packed away and we all drifted off home dodging the showers and anticipating the ravages of Storm Ciarán. Chris