Well, it’s been an interesting weekend. Thursday, my son gets engaged. Saturday our church holds an Autumn Fair and makes £440 for charity, so I am busy all day setting things up and running the ‘hook the duck’ game. Sunday it’s church and the ESNG PlayDay. Monday has a difficult funeral to go to.
The PlayDay was a pleasant interlude, with 6 members and Miles in attendance, and brief visits from my better half and Graham’s son-in-law and two children. We got a respectable 2×2 module circuit up and running in little over half-an-hour. Dave had brought along one of his pairs of modules and Allan brought the Speedo board, so we had a little more interest than usual in the layout.
There was a good variety of trains on display. Two Japanese bullet train and some goods trains. Two American passenger trains. I gave my Penn Central train an outing, as I had replaced the old Kato business car bogies with Microtrains ones. Although I lost the lighting, the running is greatly improved. A Swiss passenger train. A number of UK passenger trains from all BR regions (except Scotland).
My photographic record is limited, as my camera battery died at the wrong moment, but I managed these two videos. The first shows my Midland 4F 0-6-0 heading up some new Maunsell coaches and assorted Southern parcels stock. The second shows the same train crossing with Allan’s Maunsell N class 2-6-0 and a train of mainly Bullied coaches.
I also managed to spring clean (OK, it’s autumn) the railway storage cupboard and move the 4 N-mod corner sections down a shelf, so they are easier to get out for club nights.
And of course the evening finished with 6 of us enjoying a curry…..