Big activity in the park. One team of "sewers"
was very busy to cut the new arrival of oak to the specified dimensions;
another team was occupied with the reorganisation of the Halloween
attributes; all of this while a third team was preparing the layout
for the new track between the gray and the red bridge. On this layout will
be poured concrete and later on the new "model"rails. Luckily the
catering-service went on and off with warm snacks.... Dré Lemmes made the
It was Halloween again...
Hard labour on this first
"winter-work-afternoon" : electric cooking device installed for later
culinary activities, wheel flanges were
welded and pre-turned, rail (model profile) was made to a length of 9 meter,
engines were cleaned, planning of the new Saint Andrews crossings were
prepared, plans for the new steel bridge were made and meanwhile we enjoyed
coffee, cakes, croquettes and chicken fingers... njam njam. What will be on
the menu next week will be a secret but it will be served in a small tray !
One of our members (JP) made a device to weld thin flanges of
wheels, c how it works on
worn wheel flanges
- welded wheel
the "device" :
Some members (Sus, Armand, Mattias, Wilfred,
Bauke en Kees) made a visit to the Open Day at Radingspoor (Hollandse
Rading, NL. family De Vries made the visual report :
sa. 4 augustus
A delegation of the
stOOmgroep (Dani, Cor & Ria, Luc & Mieke, Marc & Chris, Lor & Jenny, Jan &
Hilde & Tim) were at the "Big Driving Day" at Kerkwerve (NL) (pictures :
19 & Fr. 22 june
the traditional free rides (16th time) for schoolkids were a
great succes with lovely weather.
& Su. 9 & 10 june
We got a visit from a crew of the U.K. They
wanted to do some running on our track. Fun !
Everyone remembers the Flodder family from the movies
with grandpa in his wheelchair... ?rolstoel... ? maybe there will be a
remake with a well-know grandpa Flodder :
Some of our members (Cor & Ria, Jan & Hilde & Tim & Jozef, Lor &
Jenny, Richard, Harry, Dani) ware present at the 37th steamdays of our
sister club SWZ at The Hague. Here some pictures : protection of boogie
wheels and a lovely sunset at Scheveningen :
Jean-Paul and Dani ware guests at Mönchengladbach at the
LGB Freunde Rhein/Sieg. They have a splendid protected room there, have a
HLovely weather and one of our visitors send us these
pictures. William Sergeys, visited the park with his son.
hear about the sudden death of Rob Sauerbier.
We have many good memories
of Rob. The family will miss him, so will we.
We live with the family and
wish them strength in these sad days.
The Easter weekend was marred by a reckless intrusion
into our buildings. The morning of Easter Monday, we were cautioned that
there had been a burglery. We alerted the police and went on the spot. It
appeared that an attempt to open door of the canteen and had failed, after
which the burglars entered at the door the workhouse. There they finally
unfolded the top panel of the door (probably) with much time and effort. It
was only when we were alowed inside by the police that we could notice the
mess. All cabinets broken open, the sliding door smashed, the flatscreen TV
and DVD player away... For the rest, a lot of food and drinks away. The
thieves left a business card : "The gang of Vosselaar".
With some members we visited de spring summerdays at
Of course it was a 'working'
day : putting washers on the screws, putting bended plates on the screws
with the washers, putting the plates with the screws with washers in the
holes of the oak sleepers, making a drill template etc...
highlight of the day was certainly, no doubt, the meal with the black
pudding, presented by Luc De Vlieger. What it will be next week, we keep
that as a secret. So come and see, there will be plenty for everyone !
one hand 'big stuff' was used to get some pipes under the earth, and on the
other hand the last curve of the new track was connected with great
It happened : the first meters of 'new' track :
above on the first picture : left the new 'profile' rail on oak sleepers, on
the right the old 'flat steel' rail. And some detailed pictures.