CRAG Meeting 11 July 2019

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CRAG Meeting 11 July 2019

Postby SteamAle » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Back to Askrigg again this month, after all the problems encountered last time when we met in Swaledale, well some of us did. Ian and David did not waste their time with an enforced stay in Askrigg following a puncture. Lots of work on the layout was carried out, as we were to discover! Before that we had to adjourn to the Crown for our fix of Real Ale and steak pie with chips.

If you look at the following photographs you will be able to see some of the work that Ian had managed to do since our last visit. Stuart took charge of the fiddle yard, which allowed Ian to actually run trains to his sequence to see how well it worked. General operation was much improved thanks to David's work on some of the track. The mobile phones and tablet worked well, although there was the occasional runaway due to operators forgetting to ensure they had stopped a locomotive completely before taking charge of another!

The day was rounded off with the obligatory tea and scones etc.
I'm not certain what Stuart is laughing at but Ian is using his tablet to control the first train of the day
At the end of the goods arrival road is this prominent board.
David concentrates hard as he shunts his train. paint has been applied to the station side, more girders fitted and sundry other bits.
Cleckelwyke viaduct has sprouted its signal gantry since our last visit. Still to be wired up though!
Stuart has to get in close to check the coupling as the Deltic has been pressed into service while it was just supposed to be on a light running in turn.
The Bachmann Deltic passes through the winter scene that is Scargill sidings while running in.

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