A good weekend on the whole. Layout ran well despite some chap who for reasons beyond me, wanted to view the layout from the Depot "End". He kicked the end stand, not once, but twice! The second shunt moved the boards! Must insist on some sort of barrier from now on, even if its the strap type?
Had a bit of re-jigging to do before sundays running but the layout ran well as did most of the stock really.
I turned the sound down lower this weekend than I have run them before.
From 15 ft away with the room empty (before opening Sunday) you could not hear the locos. Ideal hearing distance in the show was about 3- 6 ft. This was fine unless trying to hear the loco at the far end of the layout, so need to turn them back up a touch.
St..Andrews road was about 30 foot away from me with a load of sound fitted class 66 and a spattering of 67. Trouble was, with their volume on full I could hear those locos over mine. I kept wondering why my 67 were starting up without me pressing any buttons lol. Thank god I left my 66 at home this weekend!
We had a breif loco exhance, a 37 departed Rimenough and a Fastline 56 arrived. Was told it was Howes sound. However, i was not overly impressed as with just one speaker under the fan and on full volume, the quality of the sound was poor. Lots of vibrating noise really as if the speaker was not secured properly? Just think, from my own experience that the problem of distorted sound on the model was due to running to high a volume, it was very loud.
What was nice is that despite not having time for railways during the summer, i really enjoyed the weekend and playing trains.
Looking forward to Thornbury MRC show at the end of November now, that will more than likley be the layouts last outing, though it is also going to the Barry & Penarth Open day mid november, new 08 will be the depot shunter for those shows too!.
Once of Dyseth road, now out of service on Rimenough, 37684 is blocked in by 67001, also out of work with no mail today!
Lets talk about work, its not as taxing as doing the work!
No passenger trains today as it was sunday and work was being dome on the main line, so the snowplougha went on a test run.
visiting class 56
Health ans Saftey have said the converted Queen mary mess room was not safe, so its been carted off and replaced with te managaers office!
Its a 60's weekend line up.
37886 awaits the depot fuel tanks
Think this is now my favourite class 60