More than twice as many of us this week, but not any noisier - at least not when Martin and George turned off the world's second loudest vacuum cleaner.
I rocked up rather late (not too late for tea - got to make the most of it before Helen finds her new house) to find Martin, George, Dave and Paul busy building scenery. Rod was puzzling over trackwork at Mousehole, Derek was down at floor level with a hot soldering iron for company, while Greg tried to look as though he knew what Derek was doing, and why. Geoff the Sec was standing around - possibly doing something, I was the other side of the divider so how would I know? Jack had recharged the battery in his r/c diesel, and ran that around derailing this and that. As well as a date loaf (or similar), Helen had brought along a box of disassembled USA diesels that Ian was going to do something with one day. These are available for anyone who wants a challenge. Dale was harried from pillar to post with the usual range of questions. All I asked was "Does the Club have a 40' gondola that I can modify?" and that led to looking through every mysterious cardboard box in cupboardus giganticus. We found a lot more than a gondola. To remind us that our annual show is now seven weeks away, Judy had brought along the first draft of the Show Programme, and that got passed around. George did his usual meticulous proof reading, and found every one of Judy's deliberate mistakes- just can't get anything past that fellow. Check out the Club's blog site, to see if any of the photos taken by Jack's drone came good.
Next month, Derek is going to try to get the branch line powered up to its end on the 3rd, the 10th is to be a running day, the 17th will mainly be given over to eating cakes, the 24th is reserved for Christmas Eve and the 31st for New year's Eve. Jan 7th we better try to get the Club layouts in running order for the show because Friday 12th is set-up day.
See you on the 3rd for what will be our last "normal" day for a while.