Well, who was going to turn up at the first meeting in 2014?
We got a very creditable nine members in attendance, including Ian back after time out for a broken arm. So we had a full circuit up and running. It was nice to see a US train on the circuit, thanks to Dave Stewart. Two Union Pacific RS-somethings pulling some long tankers and a string of boxcars. There were also a number of the new Farish Bullied coaches in attendance. Very nice, and the similarity to BR Mk 1’s is obvious.
Minor excitement was caused by Derek the Apps’ Farish 2-6-0, that seemed to keep stopping on rail joints and points. A close look showed that the front guard irons were very close to the track. Allan suggested ‘gelding’ the loco with a set of rail cutters. Sanity won the day, and Derek will apply a needle file to the offending objects.
So that was the first meeting in January…. Next stop, a curry evening on the 11th.