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Summerlee Industrial Museum, Coatbridge
14 June 2014

After an interval of several years the group took a layout to the Model Railway weekend at Summerlee. This was a first public outing for Glendreich max.Saturday set up went without a hitch and we were up and running at 10 a.m. The audience was mainly families although there were a few enthusiasts. The new sport of Garrat tweaking gained a few fans.

If you want to show off your larger locos on a rolling road it is better if they don't have slip eccentrics.


Members of the group were delighted to get the chance to see Ian W's latest scratch built masterpiece - Britomart - performing for the first time. Small is beautiful!

The behind the scenes arrangements worked pretty well. There was enough room to work, store spare locos and stock and fire up. The direction that the siding is laid means that the majority of running is clockwise.

Sunday saw a few changes in personnel and the loco roster. Ian McG's 'Duke' led off proceedings.

One benefit of the expanded layout is the increased scope that it offers to the 'longest train' enthusiasts within the group. Sunday's effort got to 31 vehicles by the end of the experiment.

Pat M has posted a YouTube video showing some of the highlights from Sunday afternoon's running. Hopefully this link will work.

As usual we had one or two thoughts on how things can be tweaked, mainly in terms of the scenic treatment of the area inside the passing loop. A working party will convene on Tuesday 24th June at Tom's to tackle this work.


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