Meetings - Ourmeetingsarewellattended.Wetend tohavearound15orsomembersand guestsatmostsessions.Wealsoseemto becollectingnewmemberstoo,whichis fantasticforthewellbeingand development of the groupBobbringsinhiswater‘otterandsohot drinksareavailablethroughoutthe sessionandmoreoftenthatnotJanand oneortwoothersbringfood.Evenwith ourchairmandivinginIfindthatthereis enoughforbreakfastandlunch.Nothing goeshome-thanksgotoallforthe catering . Ifyoudowantsomethingalittlemore substantialtherearesomeshopsand take-awaysfairlycloseby,somefolk bringtheirowngrub.Thereisalsotime foragoodnatterandrunningtrainsof course.
Peterborough and district 16mm group
Open days - Wewereabitshortonopendaysagain lastyear.Ithinkmanyofusweefeelin gheheat.Healthissuesalsocauseda fewproblems,butwegetthroughand get to our monthly meetings .Sadlywelostoneofelederlystalwarts who died a little while ago . MyownpromotiontoMayorslowed thingsupoabitingettingreports published to the web . BobPerrinhadasplendidopenday unfortunatelyIhadtoretiretohois comfy chair and had a long nap indoors.
Andy Rush Memorial Trophy It seems our treasure has a foot in more than one camp and dabbles with the local G scalers - but they cant touch you for it. I guess most of us have interests in other scales and gauges and probably more besides. Bob was awarded the North Anglia G scale Society’s Andy Rush Memorial Trophy for services to garden railways. The trophy is awarded by the society to one of their members at the Society’s Christmas Dinner .Searching on the web I found the North Anglia G scale Society’s Facebook page. The page mentioned that the late Andy Rush was a Garden Railway stalwart, who had one of the most life like railways , based on the Ruschbahn Railway in Switzerland. Andy’s garden was amazing he even had tall mountains (approx. 10’ high) and a deep lake (approx. 4’ deep) with a dam at one end.