Our second August meeting proved that the rain has resumed its regular attendance at our gatherings, although the wet weather does show off the fantastic model buildings in the village of Llareggub, with the puddles on the tarmac and the reflections in the shiny flagstones. We were also fortunate that the worst of the rain fell whilst we were enjoying a delicious lunch inside one of the cosy sheds near the line, and after lunch we were fortunate that there was even a little sunshine which saw a very intensive service running. Among the locomotives making an appearance were two Roundhouse Dylans, one an original, and one from the recent limited reissue, with 40 years between their dates of manufacture.
For the second of our October meets we returned to the Brockhampton & Umbridge Railway. This time the rain was heavy, and the hospitality shed warm and even more welcoming – but there were gaps in the showers when the sun shone, and the beautifully modelled buildings were reflected in the puddles and the wet pavements.
Despite fears about the weather (this was August in Britain after all) the meeting was favoured with sunshine. Even then the new and well-appointed ‘hospitality shed’ proved popular, but some members did venture out to the garden railway to run some trains, as the following photographs prove…
On a damp June day we assembled at the Brockhampton and Umbridge Railway to run trains and eat plenty of excellent cake.