ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGWaiting for a copy of the minutes to update this web site.Program of Works A number of projects were discussed, agreed and prioritised as below ;-1) Vacuum brakes are being fitted to the driving cars. A member has kindly donated a vacuum injector and a brake operating lever valve. These have now been fitted to the Wren. An electrical vacuum pump has also been donated which will be fitted to the Green Dragon. This will run off of the local battery and alternator. We are trying to get this system fully operating during this coming season.2) Much work has been done to the raised track. As you may know it is manufactured form square section bar and members have been worried that this may put ridges in the wheels. The whole track on every gauge has now been ground to give rounded edges.3) It has always been a problem when running on the raised tracks with small locomotives that most of the passenger trucks have to be lifted off the rails. ( the small locos just cant pull the weight ). Considerable work has been put in to address this problem ;- a section of the track has now been made removable in the form of a transporter. The raised track steaming bays have been raised to waste level for ease of use. To remove the un-needed trucks all you have to do is them push on to the removable section and move the transporter to line up with a separate raised holding track and shunt them off leaving the track clear to use your smaller locomotives.4) 7 ¼ gauge steaming bays have now been built at waste height next to the turn table.5) This has now completed the work of updating of the tracks except for ongoing repairs.6) We are looking at adding signals to the tracks to indicate direction which points are set and also to indicate if its safe to go. The system will detect if a locomotive is on the tracks farther down the line for example in the tunnel where it will be out of view. It is hoped that this will provide safer operations and also make it easier to run more than one locomotive on the tracks.
How to find us:We can be found down a track off the end of Park Grove, Rawmarsh, S62 7JS