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Meeting 5th July 2017

Posted 10/7/2017

Garden railway visit.

Evening visit to Peter Starkey's Gauge 1 railway

    Eleven members met at Peter's garden to see his splendid Gauge 1 line on a warm and sunny
evening. When the Broseley contingent arrived, guests had assembled in the garage where Peter's sports car seemed to be arousing as much interest as his collection of locos!

    We moved outside and Peter ran his nearly-complete LMS diesel hydraulic shunter hauling a goods train. The line is a large circuit running around the edge of the garden on posts about 3 to 4 feet high. It has 10 foot radius curves and is pretty much level. Peter then ran a pair of LMS diesel electric locos in tandem hauling a train of green and cream LNER coaches. He then lit up an LMS black 5 and that gave a spirited run pulling the coaches running tender first.

    There was a lot of natter and refreshments and Ian ran his 16mm scale narrow gauge train behind a 'Leader' 0-4-2ST and I ran my 15mm scale Tralee and Dingle inspection car. A lovely evening and many thanks to Peter and his wife for their kind hospitality.

Nick Coppin

Some pictures from the evening.