I was very late getting to yesterday’s meeting, as I had been to a funeral in Catford. As usual with these events, there was plenty of time afterwards to catch up with the extended family and we left later than expected. (Mind you, not all funerals feature an excellent goat curry and reggae sound system.) To my surprise, back in Earlswood, everyone was still setting up the layout. I understand that it had been another very slow start, and then suddenly a load to people turned up. 11 was a good turnout, unfortunately not including the Cha(I)rman, who had caught the Atfield lurgi.
The usual suspects were, however, in attendance…..
Simon’s Santa Fe A-B-B-A set looked very smart, and was later pulling a long train of tanker wagons.
Paul, not yet in Japan, was testing this very smart Siemens Austrian OBB Railjet push-pull set….
Neil was having a Southern night with this lovely Union Mills LSWR T9 (through I really prefer the real thing with the 8-wheeled watercart tender….)
And the little 0395 class 0-6-0….
With a train of Dapol Maunsell coaches.