ESNG meeting – 19 August 2015

Although tonight was a quiet evening, it was a good one.  Allan was back from his Swiss holiday.  No sun tan, but maybe a touch of rust.  I’m not sure the weather there was any better than our great British summer!  No sign of the Treasurer though.  Norfolk must have been just to attractive!

Mind you, we had the best ever excuse for a late return from holiday at work this week.  Two days in a Norwegian hospital due to a tent peg injury…..  I’ve tripped over a number over the years, but perhaps Dave’s holiday companions got fed up with him and pegged him to the ground?  Beats Allan’s brother Ron, who fell off a curb in Switzerland.

Anyhow, back at the ESNG meeting, Allan, Derek, Graham and I got a full circuit up and running.  We were joined by Ian Carter and a visitor Simon – good to see you.  There were plenty of Farish Southern N class Moguls running with the new Maunsell bogie utility vans.  There was some concern that the vans roofs were lower than the Dapol Maunsell coaches in the train.  However, today I came across this picture of the converted SR bogie van in Winston Churchill’s funeral train.  It is clearly lower than the Pullman next to it. Looks like Farish got it right!

utility

Derek also made a lot of progress laying the track on the new end loop.  With a little luck, we should get close to finishing it next meeting.

So a quiet evening, but a productive one!

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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