Monday, 1 October 2012

September 2012

Another busy month - do we have any other kind?

Amongst the exhbitions attended, members of the Club's Narrow Gauge Group with the local 7mmNGA Area Group took the group's layout Hurlestone to the excellent Woking Exhbition where it was well received. Aldingbourne Central had an outing to the Cranleigh Show which proved to be most enjoyable. And as if that wasn't enough, two layouts, Madeley Road and  Redford Junction went to the Worthing Show. As ever, thanks are due to the members who came to the shows and helped with the running of the layouts.

A number of members, led by our indefatigable chairman, have been working on the barn and have made significant progress. It has now been largely cleared and tidied and some of the essential works are well underway, including a cupboard for the electrics and the stripping of the changing room and WC etc ready for refurbishment. Even this is well in hand with most of the plumbing replaced. In the meantime, planning and building regs applications are in hand for the remaining refurbishments which should ensure its usability for a long time together with an enhanced appearance which should blend in better with its surroundings.

Club members have continued to assist with the Barnham Signal Box restoration on Saturdays, frequently fuelled by Cliff's excellent bacon butties! Progress remains farily slow, but nevertheless sure.