Limited Track Activity……

Track activity since the easing of the lockdown rules has been limited to boiler testing (by appointment only), test running of rolling stock after brake modifications & the endurance testing of battery electric locomotives.  Hopefully the situation will have improved for 2021 & we can get back to club running.  Meanwhile, here are some photos Read more about Limited Track Activity……[…]

The Loneliness Of The CoVid Worker…..

Over the past few weeks with the easing of lockdown restrictions (although these could change in the light of current developments) some construction activity has returned to Almondell.  Care has been taken to ensure Social Distancing, but a combination of an 11 acre site and staggering of working party days this has not been too Read more about The Loneliness Of The CoVid Worker…..[…]

A Great Eastern ‘Glasshouse’…….?

Another boiler test undertaken, this time a lovely Great Eastern liveried 2-4-2T built by Maurice P.  This is based on the LBSC 3½” gauge ‘Petrolea’, but unusually finished as a tank locomotive. Unfortunately Maurice (on the left) didn’t bring along his driving truck which meant that he didn’t take her for a canter around the Read more about A Great Eastern ‘Glasshouse’…….?[…]

Slowly Coming Back To Life…..

Cautiously working parties have resumed at Almondell .  With 11 acres of woodland, working outside observing the social distancing rules has been relatively straight forward.  Other guidelines for members to follow whilst on site have been briefed & implemented.  If lockdown continues to be eased then it is hoped to see activity return to pre Read more about Slowly Coming Back To Life…..[…]