Update 6th January 2021
I've delayed giving any update of late, I thought it best to wait until Christmas and New Year had passed as there were hints and veiled threats of strong arm tactics from our government of headless chickens should the Covid infections rise following the festivities. Therefore, aided by a new and improved version of the virus we now find ourselves back into lock up again with only vague mutterings of when the end might be in sight. We are being told it's dependent on the success of rolling out the vaccination programme. Based on last years succession of U turns and generally missing the boat whenver it could by the government all I can say is don't hold your breath.
However when we do finally get the green light it will be all hands to the pumps to get ready for public running.
In line wlth government advice we have stopped all maintenance work with the club house, track and grounds. Admittedly some jobs can be carried out on a solitary basis but we have to be acutely aware of our responsabilities health and safety wise so anyone wanting to do anything down at Field Place must contact Larry first.
The cabling has been completed and the system tested. All we now need is to get back to normal. For those with long memories, meetings were the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month!
Nothing has changed in this respect. The latest (Jan 2020) boiler certification records are now on the private members page. Please check the status of your locomotives boiler well before running it at Field Place or any other track. Brian Hunt points out that there's no need to have steam or hydraulic tests carried out until you are actually going to run as the clock will start ticking again and the validity period will be wasted. It's not like an MOT on your car.
Club Members meet regularly in our own clubhouse situated at Field Place, Durrington, near Worthing.
Scheduled meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7.30pm with either a guest speaker or "in-house" programmes.
Here members have access to notices, documentation and a discussion forum. This area is password protected.