Today’s theme on the circuit was “Overseas and US Stock”.
Despite this most people ran British locos although “Overseas” was ably represented by Roger’s lengthy train of a
Canadian diesel and several freight cars or goods wagons as we call them in the old country.
While that was going on Tim and John P together with David Ho got the woodwork for the micro layout prepared by the late Jim May out of store. After setting it up discussion ensued as how to progress this project and incorporate the traverser previously built by me.
At the same time Barry K, Paul W and David G worked on sections of Edington testing the wiring and considering what the effects might be of removing the now redundant electro magnets installed to operate the Dingham couplings.
On the big table there was an abundance of food as David Ha provided Doughnuts and Jackie brought in cake to celebrate his birthday.
Modelling and general chat broke out with David Ha working on a Bulldog kit, Jackie and John B carried on with their projects from
the last meeting and I drilled out axle boxes to take brass axle bearings.
Steve brought in Diesel shunter he was working on and Bill a coach that needed some attention to the paintwork.
During the lunch break Fred was thanked for his excellent talk on weathering at the weekend and Roger reported that we have been invited to attend this year’s show at Pett with a sales table in July and to take Sarre to Bexhill in August.
We then talked about our forthcoming Open Day in July and how we are planning to arrange the room so as to allow sufficient circulation space and to run our layouts as if they were at an exhibition which of course is what our Open Day is.
Finally we packed everything away and headed off home.