The season started when the Mayor (David Neeves) came to open the train rides for the year.
He had a go at the egg and spoon race. Richard scoring, Jean timing
After much testing, it was found that a polystyrene ball was the most suitable 'egg'
Difficult to see, but the 'egg' is still in place as this early competitor completes the course
Very fortunate Easter weather brought out a sunshade
One of the first to arrive, Bill Oliver had completed this Americas Cup yacht
Making themselves comfortable for the day
18 competitors took part in the 'egg and spoon' race
No one tried it with a yacht!
Peter Bates sailed his RAF recue launch
Goes extremely realistically
The Border Force patrolled the marker buoys
Mark and John setting up something?
Graham with his 3d printed torpedo tubes
Just about to dislodge the egg by hitting the buoy!
Andrew making good progress around the course
Bill Andrews and my thumb in the same picture
Bill's rather quick cat going slowly
Spoon taped on ready as Gordon prepares for his go
Not sure of what role Blu Tack plays in model boating?
Press the button and up it comes with a terrifying roar! - So that's what is it is
Robin with 'Mr Tom'
Mr Tom sails as the train goes by
Richard's boat collection
Mark's air boat - note the very unusual rudders!
Even less usual is his design for a solar boat
Peter's Huntsman 31
Native Americans paddle their own canoe
Something needs rescuing!
Surface rescue is easier - folding arms and a floating line
Jean's 'Tangerine Dream' Springer
Not many yachts that day, but they went well in the conditions
Working water pump on this crash tender
and the winner is......dramatic pause....... John S
Club members (along with several others not in the picture) cleared leaves from the bottom of the pond
Quite a depth of leaves had built up over the winter - now much reduced
John K was disqualified from the competition as he had done the testing of various combinations of spoons and 'eggs' beforehand
An underground drain pipe had been installed from the pump chamber
It's a Bunyip!
You can now buy a house with an upstairs view of the Crowborough miniature railway!
What more could anyone want?
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