Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Council, Councillor Cynthia Barker is seen in the picture by our portable G Scale layout, talking to the club’s secretary and treasurer. The councillor was most interested in the Hoddesdon Model and Railway Club, and took several photos for the council’s website. Houndswood is in, Radlett, Herts.
The club held an Open Weekend to showcase the activities of the club. This was generously supported by Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop. Fortunately the weather was kind, the visitors appreciated our efforts and our members enjoyed themselves. Pictures appear under “recent events” and the various sections “galleries”.
The G Gauge Section have rebuilt the marshalling yards at the rear of the circuit to improve running and the variety of trains on display. Work is continuing to finish this off and provide additional under cover storage space.
The O Gauge section have relaid the inner circuit using Peco track to allow the running of finescale stock, currently a loop and extra sidings are in the process of being installed.
The R/C Road Section built a new concrete roadway base by the site entrance to run their large scale trucks and tanks.
Indoors the OO Section have rebuilt the lifting baseboard, aiding access for our less agile members and are completing the relaying of the main lines through the station.
The Live Steam Section have sucessfully test steamed two of the fleet of locos and are obtaining boiler certificates and insurance before any public displays/rides.
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