‘Twas a cold and snowy night in Earlswood…. The faithful few got to the club night, and thought, surely we’re not putting the layout up tonight? Then more and more people turned up with trains to run – 11 eventually. So we relented and put a circuit together.
I retired early as the end of my cold was catching up with me, but when I left there were some interesting trains from at least three countries lined up ready to go in the fiddle yard.
We’ve booked some additional meetings through the year.
After the success of the January Play Day, we have booked a series of Sunday afternoons through the year. They are bi-monthly and apart from September (that clashes with the N Gauge Show in the Midlands) are on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meetings will be from 2-7pm (except September), no doubt followed by curry. .
We thought that having plenty of advance warning, we could get these dates in our diaries and try and keep them free. And if you miss one, there will be another coming fairly soon. We will be running on all dates. Some have also been allocated for working. We will try and get some running repairs done on those days – or bring something along to work on, provided you clean up after yourself (putting his Church Secretary hat on).
So the dates are…..
- March 8 – Working and running (gate and preparing for ESNG show)
- May 10 – Running
- July 12 – Working and running
- September 20 – Running (1:30 till 6:15, as there’s a service at the church at 6:30).
- November 8 – Working and running (any preparation for Stuttgart)
The treasurer suffered a significant lapse at the last Play Day, and suggested that the club give something back to the members, and have a free afternoon. Come along in March and see if it’s free again (no guarantees, though).
And any old friends out there who fancy a social afternoon, do feel free to drop in. It would be good to see you!
And it’s been snowing again! (Not my photo – I’m not that good….)