It has been a wet Labour weekend - but that did not stop us having fun.
Grant (of Squirrel Valley Fame) came up for the weekend and we ran the wheels off the rolling stock between showers.
Steamed the Britannia for the first time on Sunday Morning - it was raining so hard we had to do so in the confines of the shed.
Noel turned up just after lunch, and the rain had eased so we decided to do a few laps. Four hours later we were still going when the weather packed in again and we called it a day with a beer.
Blowing down after a fun day
Bringing the Brit out of the shed for the first time
Ready to push up onto the turntable
Heavy rain meant it was best to steam up in the shed
Turning the Brit on the turntable. Looking Good!
Still raining - so ran for a time in the shed to test everything out
Tons of fun
getting familiar with the feel of the controls
Rain has stopped for a bit - Outside we go!
Grant on Bridge 1
Grant on Turntable
Grant passes the signalbox. Looking forward to getting this operational
Relaxing at the junction
Noel on the Brit coming onto Bridge 6 from Cross Creek
Noel racing off Bridge 6
Noel near the signal box - Bridge one looms in the distance
Noel near the level crossing heading up to horseshoe
A shed full of rolling stock
From another angle