Spring is here at last and all that goes with it. The evenings are becoming lighter earlier, the weather is starting to improve and getting (a little) warmer in turn wakening the garden. Spring and April not only herald Easter and eggs but two major model railway events, with at Easter the York show then later the National Garden Railway show at Peterborough. In readiness for this I have recently been putting the finishing touches to a different form of 16mm motive power which I purchased in kit form at last year’s show. This is literally a 1 horse-powered motorised merchandise wagon of the type used in Mid Wales quarries. It's debut run or trot will hopefully be made at the Peterborough show where Derek will be taking his Walmer Bridge layout (and us) for the layout's second appearance. The hope is that it will provide a novel and amusing means of distraction to entertain viewers while the other guys are preparing and steaming up their locos or giving light relief to their driving. I will let you know how I get on in the next month’s Newsletter.
Meanwhile have a good Easter, I hope you enjoy these and any other events rail-related or otherwise, and save a little chocolate for me.
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