Thursday, 26 August 2010


60 square metres of turf was laid today by Evan and David - mostly in very heavy rain!

The area in front of the toilet block is now finished and I must say it looks very smart. Well done Boys.
The signalman at Nunnery reported some strange noises coming from the chimney of the new stove - during the day it produced one bat and a sparrow!


It's official, we are a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction (VAQAS) - represented by the Red Rose logo. We had a 'mystery visitor' assessment on 25th August and are very proud to have been given this accreditation on the first application.

Saturday, 21 August 2010


Nunnery box has seen some changes this week.
A new wood-burning stove has been installed and the new steps have been put in place and the old ones removed.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


The main frame of the new shed for the model railway is really taking shape now.
A new wood burning stove has been installed in Nunnery signal box, so we will now have all the signalmen volunteering to work that box in the winter!!

Monday, 16 August 2010


Nunnery box is in the process of having new steps
fitted. This came from a local factory that closed down, and they have been painted and put into position. Wonder who will be the first to go up them before they are finished!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sunday 1st August

Class 03 D2041 worked a freight train giving brake van rides and Castle Donnington No.1 a passenger train.

D2041 is being repainted, and at the moment

is at the undercoat stage.

DIESEL MINI-GALA 31st July 2010

Several hardy enthusiasts braved the rain and travelled great distances to come and see the star guest at this mini-gala - Traditional Traction owned 08511, it ran with two TPO carriages and a brake van.
Also running was Pacer 141108 showing off its new coat of paint.