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The beginning of June saw the annual visit to the Boatyard Railway with over 40 members and friends enjoying a very pleasant afternoon.  Despite a brief rain shower, the rest of the day was dry and warm and a number of engines were to be seen on the tracks.

A few days later, the yearly ‘Fish & Chip Special’ on the RH&DR to Dungeness and back was held.  Nearly 60 members and friends were on the train that was hauled by ‘Typhoon’ with Simon Batten driving.  Another very successful evening.

Members had models on display at the RH&DR Model Day at New Romney station in June with a varied selection of locos and stationary engines to be seen. 

The Midsummer Track Meeting and Barbecue at the end of June was very well attended.  A nice warm sunny afternoon saw over 80 members, family and friends enjoy the social occasion with lots of action to be seen on all the tracks.

A busy day at the end of July for members at Rolfe Lane for visitors from the nearby New Romney Country Fayre.  A sunny warm day saw lots of visitors attending.  The ladies made over 35 ploughman’s lunches for members and they were also kept busy during the afternoon with refreshments etc.  In total 12 locomotives were run, seven steam and five electric, giving rides for the visitors.  A very successful day.

Track meetings during August continued with most Tuesday afternoons seeing lots of members and visitors at Rolfe Lane.  All the tracks were busy most weeks, especially in the garden railway.

Nearly 40 members, family and friends went to the 2ft gauge ‘Richmond Light Railway’ in September.  A most enjoyable day in the warm autumn sunshine and a couple of days later, the Autumn Track Meeting and Barbecue was well attended.

The latest issue of the RMMES 'Newsletter', No. 189 dated August 2018, is now available.  Please contact the Newsletter Editor if you would like a copy posted to you.

Our President, Bobby Jones, was interviewed some time ago about his involvement with railways, full-size and miniature and also the RMMES, on the local radio station Romney Marsh FM.  You can hear a recording of the interview if you click here (might take a minute to load).

 

Some recent activity at Rolfe Lane.
   

 

 



A busy time in the steaming bays.

 

5" gauge 0-4-2 'Gladstone'.

 

'G' scale
in the garden railway.

 

2½" gauge LNER 2-8-2 'P2'.

 

5" gauge 'Class 59' at the Open Day.


                                                      

 

 

 

 

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