We are now in a position to be able to hold birthday parties at our wonderful new site at East Keal.
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Each week another section of 7 1/4" gauge ground level track is laid at the rebuilding at new site/home.
Our first 'proper' New Years Day meeting at the new site. We did have a bit of a get-together last year, but the weather was rubbish and we didn't have any shelter from the elements and certainly no track to run on.
This year, however, was a different story. The forecast was for a dry, but chilly day and it lived up to it. But we do now have some temporary shelter complete with electricity and running water, so quite comfortable really.
A big thank you must go to the people involved in getting the site to its present level. There's been a tremendous amount of work done in less than a year.
As you can see from the pictures, there was quite a good turnout of members, their families and friends. Seen here celebrating our first year on site.
And a few locos running too. Two or three 5” on the raised track and one 71/4” on the stretch of ground level we have ready.
With driving lessons being given for both steam & electric locos.
To mark the occasion we planted a Christmas tree inside the raised track loop. This, we hope, will be the first of many trees planted and should keep the name “Evergreens” in everyones mind.
The afternoon winter sun setting on a lovely day at Evergreens Miniature Railway.
Update - September 2018
The 5" raised track is now a complete loop - here's one of our members having a test run.
And the first short section of the ground level track is running too.
Evergreens Miniature Railway's new home saw the first steam test taken by a 7 1/4" loco.
Happy to say 'Bertie' passed the test.
Other news, the raised 5" track is coming on well and we nearly have a complete loop, won't be long before it will be ready to run on.
Here's a Youtube clip of some of the work being done.
And the site now has a proper "Highways Standard" entrance - with tarmac & curbs
Our new site now has a name and sign "Dawn Bank"
And as you see in the pictures, some barrier gates and fencing.