Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Atlantic Report No8: The Lone Maisie...

Evening all. Tonight was yet another CMES 'Third Wednesday' members run. My LBSC Maisie Atlantic was the weapon of choice, though the weather was a little worrying as the green 4-4-2 was being prepared for loading. I'd commented to Eddie during the day that I wouldn't run if it meant being 'billy no mates' again. Sure enough, as I drove through the persistent rain along the A46, I wasn't exactly filled with optimism. Upon arrival at 6pm, the site was desolate and the rain was continuing to fall. The clouds were not showing any signs of movement so I decided just to wait it out and have a natter over a cuppa' once the others arrived. Ron & Ken soon turned up and we sought sanctuary in the clubhouse, listening to the pitter-patter on the roof. Harry and Dad Felix then turned up and, rather bravely, unloaded their 5" gauge electric with a view to going for a run. The rain had eased down to gentle spitting now and so, thinking that I wouldn't be alone, 4436 was duly unloaded and steamed up with haste. It wasn't long before the Atlantic was simmering away on the run up rail as Harry & Felix continued to march past on their steed. Soon enough though, the electric retired and 4436 was running alone once more...
The Atlantic ran very well and proved no trouble, if a little lonesome. As the rain began to start again, 'Eddie the Late' turned up - late as usual. He then took 4436 for a lap with Emma having a go just after. The engine continued to run well and, with the rain determined not to give up, it was soon time for her to be disposed. A pleasant little run but, allas, 'billy no mates' again. Best Regards, Sam...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the drive Sam, your Atlantic is a beautiful engine and goes as well as she looks! A pleasure as always, best wishes, Emma-claire.

Sam Brandist said...

Hi Emma. Thanks for your comments on the engine. Yes its been good so far, no problems with it, does exactly what I wanted it to when I purchased it. Thanks Emma all the best, Sam