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Santa Run, 10th December.
Our last outing for this years Summe season was a huge success. The weather was more like it should have been during July and August with no rain or winds in sight, just a lovely Sunday afternoon and enjoyed by all who were there.
The final event for this year will be when Father Christmas pays us a visit on Sunday 10th December.
Remember as Winter will be nearly upon us by then the times will be from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Look forward to seeing you there. HO. HO.HO.
If the weather is questionable our facebook page will carry any update
Saturday Steam Up
As usual on the first Saturday of the month we had our steam up.
However due to the rainfall during October followed by the storm that dumped a lot of water on us at the start of November we found that our track was flooded.
In the tunnel the water was up to the track steel and we had canals extending for record distances either side.
Not to be defeated one member arrived with this radio controlled steam boat and proceeded to sail up and down the canal only stopping when leaves fouled the propellor.
So you see nothing interferes with steam ups although the downpour that followed caused a hasty retreat to the clubhouse for bacon rolls and tea.
We expect that the tunnel will be pumped out for the Santa Run or we will be introducing a attraction to rival the log plume at Sea World, San Diego (other theme park's also exist but some nearby ones are within London's now infamous ULEZ zone).
Somewhere Over the Rainbow etc. etc.
After the shower mentioned above we were treated to a rainbow, if you look closely you can just make out a faint second one bove it, so twice the display for free.
Those with Eagle eyes will notice the darker band between the two rainbows, this is Alexander's Band but as far as I am aware it doesn't double up the pot of gold reputed to be at the end(s).
To all our visitors, all payments to us are cash only. We have neither the fascilities to accept cards nor can we afford the costs associated with such transactions. Cash helps us to keep our prices away from the cost of living increases that are rampant at the moment.
Winter 2023 Edition of our Newsletter.
It's that time of year again when the temperature plummets, the nights rapidly draw in and a kind of gloom shrouds each and all. Sensible creatures can hibernate to escape but for the rest of us relief only comes with the arrival of the latest newsletter.
N.B. This online edition has no missing page but should you possess a hard copy that has such an omission then download it from here but keep the offending one for posterity in the hope that its rarity value will increase as the years pass.
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We are in the North West corner of Field |Place, beyond the Tennis Courts. I suggest that you use the first Car Park entrance on the Right after enetering Field Place having gone past the indoor bowling club on your left. Go through to the second part of the car park and from there there's a fairly direct footpath by the bowling greens on your left up to the footbridge access to the club house as ground level access to the track and clubhouse is closed off on public running days. However, there is a buggy park by our entrance and disabled acccess is provided should it be needed.
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Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers