A bitter cold wind greeted the hardy souls for the training day. To mix it up, we decided to run the track in reverse for the first time in yonks. On the first trip around the track, it felt like a completely new place.
General consensus from most drivers is they felt it was easier to drive. No derailments and lots of free rides given out. The younger club members got some well deserved driving practice. Max got to chauffeur the President on one trip. There were presentations to Clive Goodley and Ron Salisbury of certificates for their Life Membership. Grant and Donna Alexander from Squirrel Creek Railway came over from Cambridge for a play. John Heald brought the Tamar over for everyone drive. Jason brought down his tender for the 4-8-2 SAR 23 class loco he is building. In 5″ the engine will be 2m long.
Outstanding job on the tender. I took photos on a borrowed camera and I don’t know where they are, so will have to get some. It is a delight to look at and will drive rivet counters mad.