Are Your Busy on Saturday June 17th 2006?
join us at the Canvey Railway &
Model Engineering Club
They have a very
extensive set up boasting both raised and ground level tracks.
10.30am onwards I hope to have a wide range of engines and
rolling stock out on the ground level track. Having bought a new
trailer I am hoping to get our 12 wagon freight train up and
The site location
and details can be found on their website but please drop me a
line to let me know an idea of numbers.
rolling stock welcome or come and drive ours. If you are thinking
of ever buying one of our locos come and have a test drive.
Another busy month has flown by.
Merstham Model Steam Show May 2006
To demonstrate how tight a curve 5" gauge
can go around we took some panels from our portable track. This
proved to be an amazing success and kept our stand pretty crowded
on both days.
The track was laid straight on the grass and
was rough. Despite this the locos stayed on and the roughness all
helped to demonstrate our rolling stock in extreme conditions.
Big thanks to Barry (above with his Dock Shunter) for letting us
extend the track in to his awning for loco storage on the
RIDE ON RAILWAYS OPEN
DAY MAY 06
Jasper No.1 held up suprisingly well. Although
it is only a 2 motor version running on a single 12v car battery,
this engine lasted a long time and pulled some pretty heavy
loads. I was going replace it with a 4 motor version but after
this days running I think I am going to keep No. 1.
Bernard Webb - From Plymouth. This super
detailed Hercules is a credit to his skill and attention to
Unfortunately I concentrated on the video so I
didn't take many stills. So see the following link for a video of
Merstham and our open day.
New products for the summer
As part of the on going
overhaul of our range the 4 wheel driving truck will not
be available until the end of June. Full details of the
modifications will be published as and when they happen.
Bearing version trucks and
engines. We will be replacing the metal bearing holders
with injection moulded one piece holders. Exclusive to
Ride on Railways these holders are to feature in a whole
range of new products including a new long base driving
truck which can be used on both ground and raised tracks.
Watch this space for details or
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