Sunday 5 November 2023

Dunallander 28th /29th October at Aberdeen Exhibition

This was definitely a touch of the 'Show must go On', between floods, Covid, Colds, train cancellations, and a flight of stairs we finally made it and had Dunallander up and running come the Friday evening.
Prior to Friday we completed work on the ballast and the permanent platforms, but special praise must go to Roy for the immense amount of work he put into getting the layout operational, and his new cassettes and cab control worked extremely well over the course of the weekend.
Despite flooding in his area, Mike delivered his buildings to Roy's in time for the exhibition but unfortunately tested positive for Covid and could not join us for the weekend.
It was great to meet up with Scott who joined us on Friday to help with setting up, and operating on Saturday when we were also joined by Jim Watt and Alisdair Campbell for Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend went very well and highlighted a couple of issues to improve on for our next outing but nothing major. The only downside was Jim tripped on Sunday and ended up for quite a few hours in A & E accompanied by Tony.
Thanks must go Aberdeen Model Railway Club for thier assistance over the weekend especially to Karl for transporting the layout to and from the venue. A special thanks must also go to Roy's wife Margaret, not only for puting up with Roy disapearing for hours to work on the layout but for helping with the breakdown on Sunday.
Below is a photograph of some of the members of the team. From L to R John Galbraith, Jim Watt, Tony Heywood, Alisdiar Campbell and Roy Bremner. Unfortunately Scott had to leave prior to the photograph being taken.

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