Another slow start to tonight’s meeting and we thought we might not get any trains running. The Cha(I)rman was absent, claiming an early milk round the following morning, and Martin (snr) opted out of the drive from Leatherhead, claiming that you couldn’t see the pot-holes in the road for all the water.
However, we quickly got a small circuit up and running, and ended the evening with more members than usual. It was good to see Paula and family, and Duncan was present in body, if not spirit, after successive trips to Beijing and Helsinki. The Treasurer had to be convinced that he had been at the last meeting. He had no recollection of us all giving him money. Fortunately the accounts book showed he was present and that we had all paid up.
The usual selection of trains were present, including some long, long Japanese freight trains that stretch half way around the circuit. We also got some useful planning done for the exhibition.