Forty years old, and maturing nicely

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Last Saturday saw a momentous event in the SMRS calendar, namely its official 40th birthday. The exact date of its birth is not known, but May 11th seemed to be as good a date as any to celebrate four decades of messing about with models.

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Thirty or so members crowded into our clubrooms to enjoy the occasion, fortunately the garden was able to take up the overspill. The weather was a little damp to start with, but brightened as the day progressed.

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And progress it did, with a fine barbecue at lunchtime, complete with liquid accompaniments, the running of celebratory trains indoors and outdoors, a heritage bus tour of the town, a trip on the Lakeside Miniature Railway and an excellent dinner at the Auberge restaurant, complete with Paul Salveson as after-dinner speaker.

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What more could we have wanted? If you said clothing with an anniversary logo and specially-commissioned 00 gauge wagons, yes we had those as well.

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Some photos are
here, and Richard's video of the garden railway is here.



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