For our first August meeting we returned to the Rhos and Betws tramway, and the rain returned too. Despite this, a couple of our group took locos out into the rain, and fortunately the rain then stopped for long enough for a great many more trains train – with battery electric, and manual and remote control steam doing circuits of the picturesque ground-level line. We enjoyed copious amounts of tea, cakes, and a delicious lunch, in the shelter of the conservatory. Then we managed to run even more trains before the rain resumed!
Finally we were able to actually get together in an actual garden, and run trains together! That in itself was a cause for celebration; at this first meeting in 20 months we also remembered our friend Dennis. The R&BT tramway’s resident Double Fairlie has been named in his honour, and we ran a procession of trains in his memory.
For the first of our October meets we returned to the Rhos and Betws tramway. Despite the arrival of autumn, the weather was kind enough to give us a dry morning before steady precipitation set in over lunch.
For our May meeting we returned to the Rhos and Betws Tramway. This includes a large circuit with two stations, each with passing loops, so there’s scope for running in both directions at once! But without a block tokens, we mostly ran the same way… with up to 3 locos in steam at the same time.