I have lost my favourite 5/8″ x 9/16″ open ended spanner (similar to the one in the photograph below) whilst doing boiler inspections at Ashton Court today. If anyone finds it I would be grateful for its return as it fits the Club’s calibrated pressure gauge.
Tel. 01761 463821
This shows my 5″ Ajax smoke box after 4 hours of public running on Sunday 2nd August 2015. I don’t think there was any room left in there for more ash. It’s a miracle she was still running at all – and I was still carrying passengers! (just)
I’m not sure which of us was in a worse state – me or the loco!
I have a complaint. I’m learning to live with it, but that’s a different matter.
No, I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about over-exposure of one of the club’s members in the Ashton Court Miniature Railway 2014 leaflet. Now I have to concede, reluctantly, that Arthur Clark is probably less likely to frighten away the children than some of our other members, but I ask is this sufficient justification for him to become the double-page centre-fold in our leaflet? Whatever next I ask? A BSMEE Calendar Boys special featuring Arthur astride a different loco every month? Surely Arthur can’t be the only good looking member in the club? Although I am scratching around trying to think who else has enough of their own teeth left and a boyish smile to catch the ladies’ eyes… Oh, well… we can’t all be George Clooney I suppose.
Your disgustedly etc. etc.
PS. It is April 1st isn’t it?
It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that one of our members – a certain Lee Mikeston-King was spotted at Ashton Court last Friday with his normally pristine car in a disgraceful condition. See photos below for the full horror story. Dirt was spotted on one of his rear wheels.
Mr Mikeston-King’s normally pristine motor:
But wait a minute….have a look at that offside rear wheel….surely, that can’t be….it is! It’s dirt! Filthy! Disgusting!!
Mr Mikeston-King was said to be too upset to comment, but clearly heads will roll for this lack of perfection.