Romford Model Railway Society
- Annual model railway exhibition
10:30 To 17:00.
Marshalls Park School
We will be there for the third year with our portable track
running down one of the main corridors.
Ilford and West Essex Model Railway Exhibition.
30/9/06 - 1/10/06
Another school in Romford but this time we were
able to put our track down in a straight line. In fact using one
of the curved pieces took the track to with in an inch of the
doors at the end of the corridor. Once again we were collecting
for the local hospice. Big thanks to all those riders and
donations which meant we collected £124.
Having collected forty motors two weeks ago I
have either shipped or allocated all these to engines. I hope the
follow on order doesn't take anywhere near as long as the last. I
have asked for another 80 motors but wait to see how long these
take to get. Obviously any engine orders will be affected by the
delivery of these motors.
As a possible alternative I have asked a british
manufacture to see if they could produce similar motors. If they
can then they may be a little more but have the benefit of being
produced in the UK and being available (the latter really being
Orders & other bits
Having been told that October and November
traditionally are quite months we have seen orders increase. At
the same time my old employer has asked me to go back on site
part time or a few weeks. Since this part time work pays the
bills it is hard to say no.
I had hoped that the quiter time could be spent
on developing a few of our products and push on our next
locomotive. Instead I am literally swamped. Please bare with me
if you have an order as I do not have enough hours in the week.
As most of you reading this will probably know,
the business is run by myself, my father (David) and my wife
Drena. Back in the early summer my dad was diagnosed with
prostate cancer. Hats off to the NHS for their service. You
couldn't fault it.
Anyway the upshot of it all is he is now
recovering from having his prostate removed and cannot drive,
lift or work for 6-8 weeks. I might moan about his plodding along
making bogies but it is only now he can't make them that I
realise how invaluable his plodding is.
A big thanks to all those who sent him get well
messages - if you want to send him an email direct I am sure he
would be chuffed. At least he can still use the computer -
I have been approached by several people over
discounts or who want to act as agents. It is a nice completment
but at this point in time I cannot even complete customer orders
in a reasonable time yet along cope with extra work. On the same
hand I am not getting rich with Ride on Railways so if you feel
we are too expensive or you want to try and get the price down by
threatening to cancel your order, may I suggest don't place the
order in the first place.
A big sarcastic thanks to Easyspace who could
have lost me the rideonrailways.co.uk domain. They forgot to send
renewal notice and worse still had renewal logged as Jan 08. Just
in case the global empire ever takes off, we have purchased www.rideonrailways.com.
If you go there you will be bounced to the standard site but at
£11 for two years I just liked the idea of being a .com