April visit to SMEE

Collectors Club display under the gazeebo at Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Our monthly visits to the Abbeydale Miniature Railway began for this year on Sunday 8th April, when Alan, David, Harry, Josh and Andy took along various items for display. Our hosts at SMEE kindly provided a gazeebo in their members car parking area, which luckily for us was right outside the cafe!

The idea had been to have a large working display of Mamod models, but the requirement to have them bolier tested meant that only a small percentage of the overall number had been done by the big day. But despite this we still managed to have four models in steam at once, tothether with David’s electrically powered showmans engine.

Alan had a large display of static Mamods, while Harry brought along his live steam Hornby Rocket. There was also much excitement at the appearance of Alan’s newly rebuilt ‘button box’ which rewarded anyone who touched it with a squirt of water from the Mamod fire engine!

We will be back at the railway next month.

Alan waiting with his button box for more unsuspecting victims

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