M5-M50 Narrow Gauge Modellers – report 26 January 2015

M5-M50 Narrow Gauge Modellers – report 26 January 2015

Next meeting: Monday 23 February.

Our first meeting of the new year was attended by 30 adults and two juniors, all of whom seemed to be glad to get together after the long break since November. No fewer than three cakes, a whole packet of biscuits and countless cups of coffee were needed to keep everyone refreshed. Thanks go to the providers of the cakes, and the people working in the kitchen. It was good to welcome back several people who had not attended for a while, and we hope to see them again soon, health permitting.

As is now usual, the test tracks were in constant use and the DVD player made a welcome return, providing another source of interest for those without locos to run or once they had done enough socialising – though that hardly seems possible!

Further preparations for our Open Day on 10 October were discussed, and publicity will shortly start to appear on the exhibition circuit, with various group members contributing to the many aspects of planning for a successful event. Plans to hold the October 2017 open day at a school in Tewkesbury are progressing, mostly behind the scenes, but as a much bigger show than a traditional 009 open day is proposed there is a need to start planning early. More details will be announced in due course, but it will still be a narrow-gauge event, in several different scales.

Come rain, snow or freezing cold, you can be assured of a warm welcome at our meetings, in the company of like-minded narrow-gauge enthusiasts. We meet on the last Monday of the month, our next meetings being on 23 February and 30 March, starting at 19.30 hours at Twyning village hall near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6DF. Contact Nicolas by email nicolaswheatley@m5m50ngm.co.uk.

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