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Group Meeting at Tywyn
12 April 2013
Members of the group convened for a special meeting at Tywyn in Wales on Friday past. The day was a little grey and drizzly but there was a very full agenda.
The venue was the Wharf Station on the Talyllyn Railway where there was plenty to keep us occupied. Service trains were being hauled by Dolgoch and Edward Thomas.
The Narrow Gauge Museum also provided a diversion for a few. Ian W got the chance to work out where to fit the radio control gear for when he gets round to building a de Winton.
There were some awfully well dressed people around and a surprising number of Scots accents.
There was clearly something special going on.
The train looked rather special decked out with white and tartan ribbons.
The WOSG contingent commandeered ex-Corris coach No. 17, rescued from decades as a garden shed.
One jammy so and so got a ride on Tom Rolt's footplate, and got to blow the whistle as well.
Not everybody got a train ride to Abergynolwyn.
The ceremony was conducted by a Welsh lady but she did speak English and carried out her duties to perfection.
The whole thing was timed perfectly to allow us to enjoy a glass of champagne and a slice of bara brith before a return trip down the line.
Not every set of wedding photographs has three star players.
Back at Tywyn the festivities were enjoyed by all. The cake was very special .... and very tasty.
as we moved into the evening the sun came out and we took the opportunity to examine the Talyllyn's 16mm scale garden railway, complete with many of the Peter Jones' building collection.
A very special day for Tom and Moira and a most memorable meeting for the West of Scotland Group.