A busy Sunday afternoon, with eight members present, including Paul for his last, last, meeting.
My final East Surrey N Gauge Group meeting finished off with a curry to mark my 60th birthday which is a week tomorrow. I should be back for the ESNG open day on April 9th.
The outside, red, track looked very empty without a procession of Japanese trains – currently all in storage in Daventry….
Tomorrow will be my last regular meeting of the East Surrey N Gauge Group. I joined in August 2002 when I moved from Devon to Selsdon Park. There are memories to cherish from my association with the group and I have made many friends as well. I will be staying in touch and will remain a member. There are a number of model railway clubs which I could join when I move north including Daventry, Northampton, Lutterworth, Coventry, and Leamington and Warwick, as well as specialist N Gauge groups in Kettering and Milton Keynes.
Well, at least the last 20 years ended with a curry!
What was exceptional was such a large circuit to play with. With Dave’s (relatively) new boards, and Derek and my new modules, we achieved a 3 x 1 setup. The Treasurer complained that it took too long to walk around the layout.
I was delighted that I had wired up my modules correctly, and trains ran first time. Next job will be ballast and scenery.
Derek’s (Atfield) new module is a drive-it-yourself module for exhibitions (and possibly any club members without a driving licence?)
Trains looked excellent crossing the viaduct.
And Dave’s module can hijack trains off the main line!
Sometimes I worry about Mr Atfield’s imagination….
Simon’s lovely SP cab-forward. With sound, even with DC control.
And a few pictures from Brian….