Taree and District Model Railway Club’s next Running Day will be on the first Saturday in February, so members are reminded to bring their locos and rolling stock along and join in the fun.
And as always the club extends a cordial invitation to our friends in the public to come along and have a look too.
The warm weather does not seem to have effected members’ enthusiasm to attend club meetings.
It is pleasing to see not only the club stalwarts but a steady flow of visitors and prospective new members. Whilst speaking of new members I feel our honourary member should be mentioned.
Last year at our annual general meeting we created a special membership, I believe the first honourary cetegory in the club’s history. The worthy recipient of this is a young fellow called Joel Squire.
Whilst he is confined to a wheelchair Joel is a very keen observer when bought along to the club by his devoted carer also Joel. Although Joel cannot express it in words, his face clearly shows the great enjoyment he gets from watching the trains running.
The N Scalers are working very hard on major alterations to the N Scale layout. Roy Hancock, Kevin Bambury, Greg Specking, Warwick Williams and Frank Wood are busily engaged in a major restructure to add more running lines and scenery.
The last year has seen a major increase in members interested in the N Sale modelling.
Whilst there is a continuing work program under way on Somerton and the Branch line layout, Glenn Buckman and Gordon Robbie have been busy sorting out some problems with a couple of tricky sets of points.
Glenn’s work on the overall signalling system is nearing completion. This has greatly increased the feeling of reality when operating on the layout.
Joe Noyen has been putting in some very hard work also concentrating on improving scenic areas on the layout.