The winter of 2017 has been grim so far. No snow but buckets of rain and bitterly cold. Then unexpectedly a mild Sunday. There were a few hardy souls on the big railway but very thin on the ground for a half-term weekend. We had the best turnout of the year so far.
John arrived early and Lady Elliver was the first to run.
New member Eddie ran his little diesel.
Lucy had a turn on the top track....
...with a suspicious looking character in the coach.
Keith's rebuilt Lady Anne had a run.
Brian ran his passenger stock.
George England Merdden pulled a Ffestiniog style train/
Keith prepares to blow up his Mamod while Lady Anne rests in the siding.
Eric runs his rather nice Bundaberg Fowler.
Selwyn ran his gorgeous Manning Wardle 2-6-2 with a passenger train...
...while Michael ran his impressive looking Russell pulling a goods train.
They even played nicely together when Selwyn had to reverse into the passing loop.
Meanwhile, Derek cranked up his Bertie pulling a rake of Mamod coaches and brake van. Derek's passengers always look a bit worried but the guard just keeps taking his medication.
As Derek's train aproaches warp speed...
...Eric wisely decided to move to the top track...
...but after a spectacular crash, Derek finally got his speed to sub-sonic levels...
...while John stayed in the siding and posed his locos nervously.
Photos by John