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Blog · 18. June 2022
Canine Champion. This little fellow keeps an eye on all that we do at Evergreens. He has a sweet nature and we could not have found a better mascot.

Blog · 13. June 2022
Great work achieved by a handful of members with the altering of the 5" gauge station. With fencing and a hand rail to be added to finish the project. *************************************************

Blog · 05. June 2022
Three of the Evergreens members took the clubs portable track out on Sunday for the Platinum Jubliee Celebrations held at Mareham-Le-Fen. Well done on them taking a chance with the weather and enabling rides on trains to be had.

Blog · 29. May 2022
Teddy Bears and Steampunks quite a combination. A most pleasant day. Thank you to F.L.O.S.S. (Fenwold League of Splendid Steampunks) for being in attendance, some interesting exhibits and distinguished clothing.

Blog · 21. May 2022
Some lovely Teddy Bears are getting ready to come along to Evergreens for the picnic day on 28th May. *** Water supply been extended to 5" gauge track, a temporary measure until storage tanks are in place. *** The 7 1/4" gauge's water tower has been cleaned and painted, and is now ready for installation. *** More picnic benches have been mended and made sturdy. *** Some coaches of both 5" and 7 1/4" gauges have been cleaned down and painted. *** The Sidings (our porta-cabin shelter/club room)...

Blog · 08. May 2022
So very good to be able to hold birthday parties at Evergreens again, and Saturday saw two birthday celebrations. A young man of 5 years of age had his birthday party with us. Smiles and laughter from all those attending with parents saying they would visit again on an open day. 'Edmund' and 'Bertie' did the honours on the 7 1/4" inch gauge track, with 'Bertie' having a birthday special headboard. And on the 5" gauge track there was Class 31 (Brush Type 2, a 'Toffee Apple') with two coaches...

Blog · 01. May 2022
The weather was lovely again as was the sound of childrens laughter and train whistles. A big "thank you" to Jo and David Hurley for bringing along to display their marvellous steam paddle boat 'Firecrest'. She's a beauty. Also "thank you" to Colin Parker for bringing his 7 1/4 inch gauge petrol hydra-static for a run with us. Lots of trains running and happy customers, a nice day. (Thank you to Kevin Auger and Kevin Bennett for photographs).

Blog · 17. April 2022
The first open day of the year 2022 (Easter Saturday) and the children had to spot where a small bunny was hiding, then to find the slightly bigger Easter Bunny to say where it was in order to gain their free chocolate Easter egg. Everyone had to keep a look out for Mr Fox because he was either scaring the bunny away or trying to get the Easter eggs for himself. In the finish Mr Fox was persuaded that it would be a lot more fun to have a drive of one of the locos, and the Easter Bunny had rides...

Blog · 11. April 2022
Saturday 9th April saw several members meeting up at Dawn Bank. A handful of engines ran on the rails, hot drinks and food were consumed and the sun shone. The newly installed off-loading traverser was brought into use for the first time and a big success. Adam from the Peterborough Society of Model Engineers was invited to join us and he drove his Polly 1 'Emily' on the 5" rails. Adam brought along his wife, and his 18 month old daughter with him, and she delighted us all. It was good to see...

Blog · 04. April 2022
Experimental track switch. To operate signals we need to detect trains passing certain sections of track. Kev B tried using, at the end of last season, some ultra-sonic sensors to detect trains. This works fine, but needs a lot of setting up and is expensive. So Kev B has reverted back to using micro switches housed in a 3D printed box. The housing is in two parts, first part stays screwed to the sleeper. The second part, containing the switch, can be removed to allow us to test different...

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