VOLUME OCT 2015 NUMBER 7

Volume 2015 number7 October
CLUB CALENDAR SWTVC/ST.CYPRIAN’S  AUTOJUMBLE SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER
In St.Cyprian’s Church  Hall, Beech  Road,  Lenzie  G66 4HN .From Lenzie Station exit left. Continue ahead thru traffic lights. Beech Road is on the left immediately after Myrtle Avenue, about ¼ mile from the station. Booked stall holders can set up from 08.30 am. No charge for stalls, but donations appreciated. Book with ronnie@glasgownet.com .
Public admissions  (free) from 10.00 am. Members and others are encouraged to join  the Bristol and Land Rover in a display of classic cars in the church grounds.
Tea, coffee, bacon rolls ,scones, available after 10.00 am. Tombola with instant prizes…………..see you there!
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SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER Visit to Glasgow Museums’ Resource Centre Meet at Riverside Museum Car Park  at noon to get to the Resource Centre, 200  Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, G53 7NN, hopefully for coffee before the tour. These are guided tours lasting about 1 hour so please contact hsherry@tinyworld.co.uk if you are coming. Please note the museum would like us to bring classic cars. There is no catering on site.
FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER SWTVC Christmas Dinner at “1051 GWR” – old station near Gartnavel Hospital
WEDNESDAY 9TH DECEMBER AGM at Kilmardinny  House.
Report of the visit to Knockbrake Railroad G gauge Garden Railway Host: Gordon Ross, Crosshill
Members who were visiting the Knockbrake Railroad met at the Riverside Museum, no sun yet, but it was dry for our visit.. Present were two club eligible cars, Harry Sherry in his Austin A35 and Archie Alexander in his Daimler Conquest, along with two modern cars. Total number of members present – 9!!
Route instructions were to hand, one route direct by motorway, and the other by country roads. All arrived around the same time, except  for Archie and Jeanette,more of which later…. On arrival at Crosshill, we were made most welcome by our host, Gordon Ross and his team of train drivers who were engrossed in their duties. Probably slightly more helpers than visitors. However, in spite of our lack of numbers we were made most welcome.
Excellent detailing on an Observation Coach.
It was a superb large garden layout with much innovative design both overground, underground, some out of sight, and some through large shed. Superb well thought out layout with lots of imagination and good design.
The engines, carriages and wagons were magnificent, including one ‘engine set’ so special only our host was allowed to handle, bought specially from USA, and only the second time on the track, beautiful.
Also on site was a large wooden shed, probably 10’x24′ and was full of trains, wagons and carriages, but especially engines of all shapes and sizes. I would defy anyone not to be amazed by the shear number mounted on tracks on the walls above running water A considerable amount of new work had been done on the layout for our visit which I personally appreciated very much.
Whilst we had been “on site” for a while, it became apparent Archie and Jeanette were “missing”. I went out to the front and just parking were the Daimler and a police 4×4. The story offered was that after passing the police twice and still not sure how to get to our venue the police escorted the Daimler and occupants to Knockbrake Railroad. The two local policemen then joined us in the garden to enjoy the railway set up. Oh, contrary to reports, no blue lights.
All told, an excellent visit, decent weather, welcoming host, enjoyable picnic, good company, fantastic train set-up, most enjoyable.