Since DH retired, he has enjoyed his G-Scale garden railway in the front garden of our winter southern home. It has provided hours of enjoyment for friends and neighbours and visiting kids.
This year, he hardly had the trains running, and has been spending more time with his other hobbies. Thursday, he decided it was time to say farewell to the trains. He sent a message to some members of a local garden railway club, and today 2 sets of enthusiasts arrived.
One group is building a small layout for a young man with MS, so they took a loop of track, some bridges, train and some accessories.
They also set up a layout at the Heritage Village in Largo, whenever there is a special celebration - about once a month. They set up a train at the botanical gardens (part of the same complex off Ulmerton Road) for the Christmas season.
The second group sets up trains in the local hospital childrens wards, so we know that it will continue to bring joy for many years to come.
(I kept the "Proficient Needle Quilt and Social Club" building!)