26th November 2005 - Module Day
The latest in our series of module days (number 4) was again held in St Marys Church, Trimley St Mary.
In the week leading up to the event we had a very cold spell with a threat of snow, however the weather held and the church heating proved very effective giving us a very enjoyable day.
As per the previous meeting we a couple of modules down, but with new and existing members busily building new ones, our next gathering should see an increase. Still we did have three modules plus the fiddle yard and the return loops, giving a layout around 25 feet in length. Again with practice and some neatly designed track joiners speeding setup, we were running by 10am.
During the day we had a small but steady stream of visitors, including a couple of very interested local N gauge modellers who hope to see at some of our monthly meetings.
By coincidence another group of railway modellers had hired the hall opposite for a private meeting / running session. This obviously boosted our visitors with reciprocal visits by our own members.
As before the day is an opportunity for members to run their stock in prototypical formations / lengths. At times the stock mixture was quite extreme with pre-nationalisation stock, running along side current modern image and American freight. Still this does give the opportunity for some interesting photos. Of great interest to members and visitors was the appearance of a Dapol Class 66. A very impressive model with the day / night light options effective, during the day, the running visibly improved showing the value of running in locos.
Following the success of this years events, a similar schedule will be held next year. Dates will be shown in the events page once confirmed.