Despite not having met as a club for nine months COVGOG remains resilient and active. Members have been busy building either from scratch in plastic or brass or from kits. The chief output from members’ building boards seems to be locomotives ranging from 9Fs at one end of the spectrum down to a Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway “Earl” at the other. Of course all of these locomotives (plus any other rolling stock that has been built or bought RTR) will require an outing on the club’s test track when we resume business. It could all get a bit crowded.
They say that “necessity is the mother of invention”.
One of the highlights of the COVGOG calendar is the Christmas pie and peas meal. Well we could not have that but we did enjoy one element of it. The Christmas quiz. Thanks to “Zoom” a number of members joined together to attempt (mainly in vain) to answer 20 questions presented by Nic the quizmaster. The quiz was won jointly by Jim and Roger with the rest of us trailing in their wake.
During these long months we have been able to enjoy frequent publications of “Express”. This is the clubs very own newsletter. It is principally made up of articles written by club members either regarding their latest build or ongoing project. Each edition is produced to a very high standard by Matt to whom we are very grateful.
Many members are looking forward to resuming their “normal” activities with the Guild Summer show at Doncaster being a beacon of hope on the horizon. Fingers crossed. Paul W.