Running Sessions

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4 or 5 operators can be occupied at running sessions, operating signal boxes and controlling trains. A full timetable is run according to a clock running at enhanced speed. We can still run on wet days - the outside loop has a cover - and in the dark - the outside station has a floodlight!.

Please feel free to bring visiting locomotives or other stock - the track is to Gauge O Guild Fine Standard. A sound system will be in operation and also a train-mounted wireless video camera!

To let me know you are intending coming, or if you would like to be informed by e-mail of future running sessions, please e-mail me.

Margaret & Anne watching a passenger train on the garden loop Garden Loop

Margaret & Anne watching a passenger train on the garden loop (left). Seat inside the garden loop (right).

Future running sessions:

Please e-mail me to say you can come and book your operating slot, and so that I can let you know if I have to cancel at short notice.

In 2007 I will run the timetable in stages on occasional Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm but please contact me to check in advance.

Wednesday 11th April at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 9th May at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 6th June at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 4th July at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 1st August at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 12th September at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 3rd October at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 24th October at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 21st November at 7.30 pm.

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I will also run Helston construction sessions on occasional Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm but please contact me to check in advance.

Wednesday 25th April at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 20th June at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 18th July at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 22nd August at 7.30 pm.

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Past running sessions:

Wednesday 20 August 2003, 2 pm to 6 pm, running session for Mark's friends.

Sunday 13 July 2003, 3 pm to 6 pm, serenaded by live wind music in the garden!

In 2004 I ran the timetable in stages on the following evenings:

Wednesday 9th June from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 16th June from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 23rd June from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 30th June from 7.30 pm.

No session on 7th July

Wednesday 14th July from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 21st July from 7.30 pm.

No session on 28th July.

Wednesday 4th August from 7.30 pm.

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Sunday 7th August 2005, 3 pm to 7 pm, serenaded by live wind music in the garden!

In 2006 I ran the timetable in stages on the following evenings:

Wednesday 5th July from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 12th July from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 19th July from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 26th July from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 2nd August from 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 9th August from 7.30 pm.

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Sunday 20th August 2006, 3 pm to 7 pm, serenaded by live wind music in the garden!

We then ran trains on the first Wednesday of the month into November, and construction sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Copyright Robert A Smith, 2005-7