April 19 meet at the Hoffnant Valley Railway

The second of our April meetings took pace on the delightful 32mm gauge Hoffnant Valley Railway. The line features two separate running loops, one on the level and one which requires a certain amount of driving! There is a quayside station and out and back running to the covered storage.

The weather was back to its usual for one of our gatherings – a steady mizzle – but we were not down-hearted, with excellent sheltered viewing points and an ample supply of delicious quiche, cake and tea and coffee!

Merddin Emrys with the Brockhampton & Umbridge Railway’s heritage train
Goods on the quayside
Chough, a Roundhouse Millie, passing the pond
A Merlin Mayflower on the upper loop
The Mayflower makes an emergency stop as a frog crawls up onto the line
A double fairlie on the lower loop
Quayside through the gantry
Moel Rhos No. 3 after a run in the rain
The quayside
Powis Castle descends to the lower loop
Powis Castle passes Chough on the quayside
Part-finished Phil Sharples Hudson Hunslet
Moel Rhos No.1 Gannet
Roundhouse Little John running light
Darjeeling & Himalayan Railway railcar

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