Well, it wasn’t quite the CoVid free festive season we were expecting! Nonetheless, with the weather being mild & dry coupled with us being able to meet outside a few of us met up on the 28th December & the 2nd January for a ‘breath of steam’.
‘Grace’ was providing an ‘out & back’ service on the nearly completed Almondell circuit. Roddy took her on an extended run & added in the Comrie Loop for good measure! Chris & Hazel enjoyed the ride….
Out on the Comrie Loop we see Daniel enjoying the success he had giving the club’s ‘1368’ a touch of tlc in late November. This now has the full Great Western Pannier bark instead of the three beats & a roar! Following closely behind is Trevor on his Class 40.
Meanwhile Sandy entertains the visiting members & Robert returns to Almondell Central having given Peter a trip over the Newliston trackwork he realigned. This work received the thumbs up from all users
Slightly fewer members out this time. Perhaps not helped by the forecast of high winds, although the day was bright & clear. ‘Capercaille’ is seen on the turntable. Not sure Mr Riddles would have approved of using the firebox top for a coffee mug stand!
‘Grace’ is seen catching the sunrise & later on with Daniel taking a turn on the regulator.
Here are two YouTube videos of the steam ups: