NEVER NARROW MINDED….

This page will feature reports of our meetings, now that we no longer have a newsletter. The headline is a tribute to the late Mark Howe, who used it as a ‘tag’ when he was editing our newsletter, which ran for twelve volumes.

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30 September: WILLINGHAM


Bob Menzies, who is one of our newer members, welcomed us at his house to show us his extensive loft layout. We split into small groups to be shown the railway which runs the full length of the house including the extension. It is mostly 009 with some standard gauge. Both gauges are complete loops so provide a good long run for the stock, of which there was a considerable amount. The only drawback was the limited headroom which presented some of our taller members with back ache.

We were pleased to see a new member, Andy Holt, who enjoyed the afternoon and said he will be at the next meeting.

The afternoon ended with refreshments and some excellent cakes.


Photos by David Gander

21 October:  WELWYN


We met at John Shawe’s house for a short AGM and much talk about all things narrow gauge. The AGM confirmed that this year’s Open Day  had been a financial success as well as being a very enjoyable day. Much discussion followed about 2019’s event particularly about the catering arrangements and date. Brian Key will continue organising the Open Day and David Gander will continue as Treasurer. Stephen Sullivan has agreed take over as Secretary from me. We then made provisional arrangements for the meetings for the first 6 months of 2019.


Once the business aspects were over we viewed John’s loft layouts whilst munching our way through delicious cakes and drinks. Finally we were shown the latest projects in John’s Aladdin’s cave of a workshop.