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Wednesday 21st March 2018

We had a fantastic Shed Night last night, hosted by President Warren and his lovely wife Gillian. It was bring a plate, but I suspect Gillian provided a lot more than was expected. Warren's presentation on 3D printers was very professional and informative and whilst we won't all be buying printers, it gave us a lot to think about. Thanks Warren.

It's too wet to go to the track today, so I am catching up on some small tasks.

Thought of the day.
If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

Saturday 17rd March 2018

I have been updating the text for the Hot Pot Run. I'd appreciate it if some members would have a look and see what needs fixing.

I have put the March General Meeting minutes in the members page.

Thought of the day.
Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.

Sunday 11th March 2018

We held our play day today and 8 steam locos were in attendance. A good time was had by all. In particular, Peter Edwards with his creation. He was really stoked and had a fantastic time with no problems with him and Lorna enjoying themselves over many laps.

Thought of the day.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Beautiful weather for working today, except there weren't many workers. Some members had just turned up for the General Meeting and some were away at Thirlmere Festival of steam.

Our general meeting was interesting with a lot of discussion on the Hot Pot Run. Someone suggested we only hold it every two years. Someone suggested we stop the morning and afternoon teas. If you have any thoughts on the topic, make sure you read the minutes and then contact President Warren so the board can discuss the future of the HPR.

Thought of the day.
Everything takes longer than you expect.

Sunday 25th February 2018

Bummer! The rain poured down so we had to cancel our PRD. There were a lot of disappointed people.

The tunnel has been started. Look at the picture page for more details.

Thought of the day.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so ingenious.

Sunday 18th February 2018

Work Day was very quiet with only about 20 members doing any work. Maybe everyone else was getting ready for PRD next Sunday.

Thought of the day.
If you play with something long enough, you will surely break it.

Sunday 11th February 2018

Wow! What a turnout for our Members Play Day. 12 locos! We don't get that many on our PRD.

And on the good news side of things. One of our members moved the baby kookaburra further away from us and the mummy came down and taught him to fly. A nice heart warming story.

Thought of the day.
Left to themselves, all things go from bad to worse.

Saturday 10th February 2018

A good group of workers today, although we had a small interruption at morning tea. A baby kookaburra was being taught to fly, but his parents were afraid to come to ground level with so many humans around. Hope he found his wings ok.

Thought of the day.
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.