Open days - Wehaveonceagainbeenshortonopen daystheseyear.Ireckonthatlastyear wesufferedfromtheheat,thisyearthe weatherhasnotreallybeenwithus,even sotherehavebeendayswhenIahve struggled-hotheatandIdontgeton wellandnodoubtthatgoesforalotof otherfolk.Sadtosayhealthissues continuetobeaproblemforsomeof ourmembers.andrecoveryisaslow process as we grow older. Ourmembersreallypushtheboat-trainoutwiththeirhospitalityandIthink somehavefeltthattheysimplycant managetodoitastheywouldwish.Ifyouarenot100%itcanbedifficult havingdozenorsoguests,Manystillmakethetriptoourmonthlymeetings whicharewellattendedandenjoyable anditisreallygoodtomeetupevery month FormyownpartIstilldon’tseemto haveknuckleddowntokeepingourweb pagesuptodate.NowmyyearasCity MayorhasendedandIammoresettled aftermyownhealthissues,Ireally don’thavemuchofanexcusenottoget onwithit.Beingonetoputoftoday whatneededtobefinishedyesterday-I amsureIwillthinkofanexcuseortwoInthemeantimeIshallhaveacuppa whileIthinkwhat“it”actuallyisand what it is I ought to be doing.
Congratulations - to our member Steve Strickson who has had an article published in the June 2019 Garden Rail. It told his first steps with metal work construction Bearing in m ind this is his first real attempt construction of the at building locos, it really gives you food for thought. I think he sees the Pecket as a first step to building a live steam loco. Our chairman reckons with that in mind and seeing his garden layout recently, that there might be at least four, possibly five, more articles to come. Mind you Steve says he really is far to busy wgar with one thing and another. So I am afraid it won’t be any-time soon, but I shall keep an eye out for them anyway and maybe a book too ! – you never know. I shall look forward to seeing more from him sometime.
DeepingsOur thoughts have been very much with out our near neighbours and friends at the Market Deeping model railway club when we learned of the vandalism and wanton destruction that occured at the Market Deeping’s Club work which was set our ready for their exhibition at a school in Stamford. It made national news back in May, So you may have read it about. It gained a lot of attention and a good deal of money was donated to the club. Club chairman Peter Davies told the press that the extra cash would allow them to do magical things including helping a local charity that works with youngsters with cerebral palsy, he said Its entirely down to the wonderful, generous donations from people across the worldSeems the youngsters got hold of vodka and had a pre exam night out then went on a drunken rampage. As Peter said it really is heartbreaking to see models that folk have devoted so much time money and effort into building destroyed .Read lots more about it on the Market Deeping club site and also UK model shops directory site It got our management team thinking about ensuring we have adequate insurance for items for the clubs and members property