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Canterbury & District Model Engineering Society

News from the CDMES - 2023

Sept 10th Public Running Sunday

Earlier, Ernie put out the "Trains Running" notice board, at the "Marlow Meadows" entrance. This encouraged some new visitors to our train rides. Their comments were mostly like: "We did not know you were here, but we saw the notice board....."

We had a balance of good locos for our visitors. Ernie bought along "Jersey Lily", Granville had his "Russell", and Dave Pearson had his electric "08" shunter.

Aug 28th: Chestfield Parish Fete

The Bank Holiday Monday morning started a little cool, so after setting up the club's Portable Track a few of us put on longer sleeved shirts. We need not have worried, by midday a gentle Sun was out, which bought out the crowds.

We "Topped and Tailed" the train with a loco and driver at each end, as that is easier to control, specially as we had some full trainloads.

Unbeknown to us a local Ukelale Group were setup next to us. So we had musical accompanyment to our trains, and we had a few sing-alongs.

Aug 27th: Club Meeting, Sturry Track

The late-summer rain clouds stopped sufficiently long for an enjoyable and sunny club-meet at the track. With some of our regulars away it was a quiet but relaxing afternoon, with two steam locos, and an electric diesel-outline model running.