Ive also been making the new signal posts and everything went to plan so very pleased with the finished work, just have to paint them now
Despite being out of season there has been plenty to do
Firstly I had a lovely day at the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition with new member Gavin, so many stalls and displays to look round
It’s well worth a visit if anyone is thinking about going in the
We also had a great time with Gavin when he visited us beginning of November
Got some good track time in before heavy rain and storms stopped play earlier than planned
A good day by all day at out private day for our friend from Cambridgeshire we will be at Eaton part tomorrow from 1pm to see all our events go our website
Sunday 24th June, the sunny warm weather worked to our favour once again and we had a lovely day on ground level at NDSME with Redmire and 08097.
We are pleased to announce our new T-shirts are now out we have got white T-shirts and a limited edition black T-shirts the black t-shirts are only available for a short period of time..These are only available through our online store so please check it out at
We have been working hard to get front and back lights on 08097 what will soon be D8097 Wymondham Belle 08097 The Buttolph Flyer will soon be returning in BR Blue coming soon to 08097
08097 was out for the 1st time at NDSME 25/03/18
Class 08097 was out in the snow today
UPDATE for those of you who are following
is undergoing a major resoration at the moment....
if you know of a Club or a private railway what is ground level where we can visit in norfolk or East cambridgeshire and east lincolnshire area please let us know
Well it may be out of season but BUSY is the word of
08097 now has newly painted springs and the fiddly task of making door handles.
The chassis and top plate have been resprayed black.
We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued interest and support of 08097.
Our new season will begin at Eaton Park Miniature Railway NDSME in April 2018
What a brilliant end to an amazing season at
NDSME for the charity event for Children in Need.
Pudsey Bear came along and had some rides and a fun day was had by all with over £700 raised.
Well that's 2017 season over we have had a great year with 08097 which will now be going for winter overhaul and repaint.
Thank you to each of you who have supported us whether it was at the clubs, Facebook, website or newsletter it's all very much appreciated.
08097 will be back for 2018 season at NDSME we look forward to seeing you all there.
In the meantime keep upto date with our news at www.08097.co.uk
08097 will be at Eaton Park next Sunday from 1pm hope to see
you there next Sunday
08097 is having a clean up before going to NDSME on the 17th of September for it 200 mile running day
It is 08097 birthday today happy 1st birthday 08097 the Buttolph flyer
08097 the Buttolph Flyer is now all ready for Sunday running at a private event 26/08/18
On 31st August we will be celebrating 1 year of ownership of
Wow what a ride it has been. In that time 08097 has achieved 200 miles on track. 23/08/17
08097 has a new riding trolley ? and both will be at NDSME in September and October 20/08/17
<<6th August was a busy day for 08097 and 616 Ruston
Vicky at NDSME as the warm summer sun brought out the crowds to Eaton Park making it a successful day for passenger rides. Great day for all of us who attended
This weekend saw us attend our final event at Evergreens
Miniature Railway as they bid farewell to their current location.
A new venture will begin for them in 2018, we wish them well in the future.
On our last day with them 08097 clocked up 24 miles, bringing it to a total of 73.4 miles in July.
08097 will continue to be at NDSME for the summer. 29/07/17
<< Last Saturday (15th july) 08097 attended
our 1st portable tack day at Stickney School near Boston.
Despite the rain we had a good turnout and other attractions of tractors, traction engines and pumps. Classic cars and a variety of animals.
A great day was had by all and 08097 got in 75 laps.
<<08097 was at evergreen 08/07/17
to help out with two birthday party we done I was 71 laps
Big news 08097 have now got a new power unit and sound system we will update you with new video of the new sound system soon thank you for all your support through the last couple of weeks we will be having the Loco running soon so please keep an eye out on our website under a special event where you can find all our information of where we are going to be www.08097.co.uk
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Thank you for your continuous support of the Buttolph flyer
Double celebrations today as The Buttolph Flyer 08097 attended the
15th birthday of Evergreens Miniature Railway and we reached above and beyond our 1st major milestone of 100 miles, by the end of today we had done 80 laps covering 16 miles taking our total laps in total to 117 miles.
The day has been a complete success on all counts and a massive thank you goes to everyone involved in the organising and preparation of this special event, it will certainly be a day to remember.
08097 is back in service and will be running at evergreen on 24 of June for 15 years of evergreen miniature railway
A situation out of our control 08097 will not be going to the
maxitrak day at NDSME down to the loco is not fit for running but class 20 NoD8007 Merlin will be going to the maxitrak day on Saturday 10th of June two replace 08097 the buttolph
we are sorry for any inconvenience
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the charity event
at NDSME on Bank Holiday Monday,
What a fantastic day we had, the forecast rain and storms held off and over £600 was raised for E.A.C.H charity which supports very sick children. What an amazing charity.
We will be supporting as many charity events as possible, keep up to date with all our events and news on the website.
Thank you for all your support 30/05/17
Finally, the paintwork is completed, The Buttolph Flyer is now in DB Schenker livery. It's first public outing sporting the new look will be on Monday 29th May for a special charity event at Eaton Park. The name plates will be put on in the next few weeks.
08097 The Buttolph Flyer is nearly completed in its new DB Schenker colours.
Just a few odd and ends to finish and some testing on our home track before it's back at N.D.S.M.E for charity event
Update on 19/05/17
Class 08097 The Buttolph Flyer will soon be back on track
after an overhaul.
Paintwork is completed on one side and the back. It's stripes are nearly completed, the front buffer beam has also got new black stripes.
Please go to our website.
update on 14/05/17
The final photos of class 08097 in British rail green The loco will be re-colour to DB Schenker for running at evergreens model railway and NDSME in June please check out our website for more information www.08097.co.uk
08097 done 21 runs today at NNMEC to raise money for the Air
a big thank you to all that helped us support the Air Ambulance on the 15th of april
we raised £145
08097 The Buttolph Flyer will be attending The North Norfolk
Model Engineering Club at Holt along with The Buttolph Flyer and Merlin Easter Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
This is a charity event to raise money for the Air Ambulance. These heroes of our skies rely on public donations and events such as this to keep those helicopters flying saving lives every day. You may need them one day to save your life or that of a loved one they need all the support people can give.
If you are in the area please come along and have a ride behind our 5" gauge trains and help a good cause.
Happy Easter to you all
Really happy with class 08097. 45 laps on 1 battery today at NNMEC
08097 we'll be at holt this weekend unexpectedly has 20007 is currently not working
Had a great day at NDSME managed a new record of 48
08097 First visit of the week to the NNMEC back again
Thursday and Sunday
We was at NNMEC today 12/02/17
Class 08097 the buttolph flyer Horn is up and running now the buttolph flyer is now done
The Buttolph Flyer is now nearly complete just name plaques to go.
Update on 30/01/17
News on the 08097
We have built battery box for it so the battery do not slide about. And we have also put a figure of Doctor Who in the cab today for a bit of fun all there is now it's to put the name plates on get the horn fitted and then the buttolph flyer will be ready go to NNMEC and NDSME in 2017 update on 24/01/17
The buttolph flyer was at NNMEC today for a members day update on 02/01/17
The name and number is on the buttolph flyer 08097
update on 31/12/16
During the final last work on the buttolph flyer painting the lines over so they look jet black we will be doing test it on Monday update on 30/12/16
Hello and welcome to the buttolph flyer we are currently doing winter maintenance work on it to improve it we have been tidying up the wires and also been Paignton various different bits pictures are below update on 12/11/16
Final running day at NNMEC today now time for out of season overhaul update on 29/10/16
Winnie the dog with 08097 the buttolph flyer
update on 29/10/16
Buffer paint finished final coat of BR green is complete update 16/10/16
Hello and welcome to the buttolph flyer we are pleased to announce all the paintwork have now been done we will be having it at the North norfolk Model Engineering club this weekend to have it checked over all there is to go now is to put the name and plaques on and the number and then the buttolph flyer will be running the general public thank you for all your support and likes on the buttolph flyer Facebook page update 30/09/16
The Buttolph flyer black paintwork completed
update on 20/09/16
Front panel base coat on and roof panels underway
update on 15/09/16
The paint is on now
update on 14/09/16
1st day for The Buttolph Flyer at NNMEC
Update on 03/09/16
Class 08 097 the Buttolph flyer is here now
update on 02/09/2016