Finally had a break in the weather so been busy making a start of the storage hut at the end of the track for the riding trolleys and to provide shelter in the event of a downpour when out on track. 
Still have quite a bit to complete but just had time before dark to creosote 2 sides
11/02/19
A really snowing morning at The  Buttolph Flyer M.R.G this morning hopefully better weather next week so we can get on with some work on the track we will keep you all up to date on our website and Facebook and instagram 
Www.facebook.com/CL08097 
02/02/19
While carrying out maintenance work on 08097 today we came across some wear and tear on the bearings and springs 
It was decided that the deterioration had gone too far for safety reasons and had been causing some friction between the spring and the wheel, so the afternoon was spent replacing them
Our newsletter will be coming out soon 
22/01/19
Successful day for us on the railway, early morning trip to get some stones from local D.I.Y shop and have pushed ahead with track laying, stone laying and fitting the protective membrane underneath. 
Huge thank you to our member Gavin who gave up his free time today to give a helping hand,  much appreciated 
Gavin has now become our railway supervisor, and he will be on hand to oversee things as our work progresses over the next few months.
05/01/19
Winter temperatures set in this week but our work has to continue to keep us on schedule for the new season
So today, more track has been laid 
Posts have been put in ready for the storage shelter for the rolling stock. 
The riding trolley has been painted in red and platform 2 work is now underway
04.01.19

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

30/11/18 

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

17/11/18

Busy couple of days in preparation for our new track layout for next year 
Part of the track has been taken up and today working with the tractor to now flatten down the land and fill in the gaps, ready for the next stage to begin
13/11/18

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

12/11/18

We have been working on our riding trolley to update it to the BFMRG 
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16/10/18
Wow what an exciting weekend we had at Eaton Park miniature Railway we are pleased to announce we have now got a brand-new body for our class 08097 here some photos of it. We would like to say a big thank you to our friend Pete at Riverside models. We was also raising money for children in need at Eaton Park yesterday. Thank you to all of you who had a ride on the railway and hope you all had a good time. 
01/10/18
Here at the Buttolph Flyer Miniature Railway group we are always looking for new ways to raise money for new charities this is that charitie we would like to raising money for Leiston Works Railway 
Here is a bit about Leiston Works Railway 
Leiston Works Railway Trust is a charitable organisation working to restore the factory railway line that once served the now closed Richard Garrett Engineering Works, and which represents an important but currently incomplete part of the rich industrial heritage of this small Suffolk town.
From its opening in 1859 the line connected the old Town Works to the local branch railway running from Leiston to Saxmundham. By 1912 Garretts had expanded and built their Top Works and the line was used to transport goods and materials between the two sites as well as on to more distant places. Originally the wagons were hauled by Suffolk Punch horses; in 1929 these were replaced by the steam shunting engine Sirapite now owned, and fully restored to working order, by the Leiston Long Shop Museum. For the last years of of its operation, from 1962 until the railway was dismantled in 1968, haulage was by a Battery Electric Locomotive.
You can support this unique and important heritage project by donating here 
20/09/18
Update on BR blue class 08097 the Buttolph flyer 
We are currently well underway with our new professional body for 08097 The yellow and grey roof is now done We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this.. 
19/09/18
We are pleased to announce class 37558 Avro Vulcan XH558  Will be going to Eaton Park miniature railway on the 30th of September to raise money for children in need 
18/09/18
Over the last few weeks we have been making a slow transition process of changing AJ Rail over to The Buttolph Flyer Miniature Railway Group. 
We decided to make the changes over a period of time, in order to keep the name AJ Rail going out of respect for the previous owners, who had dedicated so much of their time to their project.
The time has now come for us to put our own mark on track and rename it in accordance with 08097.
We thank you all for your support and the time people put in to sending us messages we appreciate it all very much. 
The changeover will be in the next few days and we would love to have you all on board so please like us on
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05/09/18
class 08097 the Buttolph flyer was out on track yesterday at Eaton Park. And this photo was taken yesterday with the Lord Mayor of Norwich with 08097. We have worked so hard to get where we are yesterday thank you to everyone at Eaton Park miniature railway and our friends for getting us here 
Www.08097.org
Please note photo 2 and 3 is ©️ by Pete 

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 
26/08/18

Class 37806 Redmire been having work done on it as it will soon been repainted and a NEW number and name will be on it  Class 37558 Avro Vulcan XH558 to support RAF 
24/08/18
Been doing track work on the 24/08/18
We have a busy upcoming weekend we will be out on the Sunday running with our friends from st Neots and we will be going to Eaton Park miniature Railway for the Lord Mayors charity on the Monday 27 
Www.08097.co.uk
08097 was at the Eaton Park Miniature Railway yesterday doing light run and  Tod and Sophie B was doing public running on the mainlane. 
To see where we are next go to www.08097.co.uk
16/07/18
4th July was a day of celebration as Dale celebrated his 21st Birthday.
Pictured here with a special portrait done for his big day with his Great Grandparents he never knew. His train 08097 dedicated to their memory, now he has something to treasure forever. 
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05/07/18

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.

25/06/18
08097 The Buttolph Flyer having a day off at NDSME
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03/06/18
We was at the Kings Lynn model railway club yesterday what a lovely day we done over 55 laps  that's completed 11 miles our next event we will be at Eaton park miniature railway find out when this is please go to our website 
 thank you to everyone at the King's Lynn District SME we will be visiting in the near future
Www.08097.co.uk
21/05/18
We are pleased to announce down to losing (DVMR) in March 2018 we are delighted to say we have found a new railway currently named A.J Rail and we are also welcome to new locos to our Fleet a class 37806 Redmire and saddle tank 0-4-0 No10538 name not yet confirmed. This portable trackers   About 70 M where we will be taking this out as portable track in 2019 
I will be having our new locos out at Eaton park miniature railway in the next few months this new purchase of this will now become our new project for us now
19/05/18
We would like to inform everyone this event has been postponed to a later date it is out of our control we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused thank you to everyone at the Ryedale Society for being supporting and letting us go down at a later date please keep an eye on our website as we will announce when it will be rescheduled for 
Www.08097.co.uk
10/05/18
been working on 08097 today for its charity run tomorrow at Eaton park miniature railway 
Please don't forget if you want to see us with our charity run tomorrow please go to Eaton park miniature railway from 1pm to 5pm and don't forget if you see us please take a photo of us and send it to our email address dale.buttolph@icloud.com  wear your photo will have a chance of being printed in this month's newsletter.. 
Thank you 
Www.08097.co.uk 
06/05/18

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 

https://08097.jimdo.com/merchandise

23/04/18

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

10/04/18

08097 was out for the 1st time at NDSME 25/03/18

Yes my new business cards are here
08097 will soon be done she will be out on track tomorrow for testing what will be the final time she will be on our testing track (DVMR) but we will be buying a new test track what will come our portable track for local rallies in Norfolk 
08/03/18

Class 08097 was out in the snow today 

On 03/03/18
we start off with some exciting news for 2018 
We will be running another loco D8097 Wymondham Belle, our 08097 will be out on track soon with new paint job in the livery of DB SHENKER red, after much deliberation over the winter months, we have decided that The Buttolph Flyer will by mid season have a complete new colour scheme of BR blue. 
For now, 08097 will be running with 2 numbers in anticipation of the Wymondham Belle joining our fleet. 
Just like the Buttolph Flyer the name Wymondham Belle seemed to be an obvious choice, Wymondham being my home town and my family has lived in the town for many generations, it has a special place in our lives. 
Please keep checking back for all our latest updates and our brand new logo for our new edition 
Www.08097.co.uk 
02/03/18
08097 the buttolph flyer was out for the 1st time this year today with its NEW 4QD unit 21/02/18
08097 The Buttolph Flyer new 4QD unit is now in 07/02-18
Our Paint work is almost done on 08097 our new 4QD DNO power unit has been ordered 01/02/18
Been busy repainting 1 side done this week 
14/01/18

UPDATE for those of you who are following us 
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 the month.
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

17th September was our penultimate day at NDSME, with our guests for the day from Evergreens Miniature Railway.  Despite the showers we still had a steady stream of visitors. 
08097 had some fun pulling some milk wagons. 
With just one more day out on track in October it certainly has been an eventful season. 17/09/17


08097 will be at Eaton Park next Sunday from 1pm hope to see you there next Sunday 
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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 
Www.08097.co.uk 

31/08/17

Sunday 27th saw our 1st open day at our home track DVMR. 

The weather was kind to us and 08097 and Vicky were both running as well as guest locomotive The Mighty Pug. 

It was a successful afternoon with 22 invited guests who gave up their free time to support us. Thank

27/08/17

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 08097. 
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
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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

03/07/17

Hello and welcome to 08097 
Down to a popular demand we are now doing newsletters what we can email to you so if you would like a monthly newsletters please contact with your details by email your information you will automatically be signed up for a email updates you can opt out any time by contacting us 
You can email us at 08097@australiamail.com 
Thank you for your continuous support of the Buttolph flyer 
Www.08097.co.uk

28/06/2017

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. 

25/06/17

08097 is back in service and will be running at evergreen on 24 of June for 15 years of evergreen miniature railway 

12/06/17

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 Flyer 
we are sorry for any inconvenience 
08/06/17

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.

23/05/17

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.
Www.08097.co.uk.
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 

08/05/17

08097 was at evergreen miniature railway for the 1st time there 

26/04/17

08097 done 21 runs today at NNMEC to raise money for the Air Ambulance 

a big thank you to all that helped us support the Air Ambulance  on the 15th of april 
we raised £145
15/04/17

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
13/04/17

Really happy with class 08097. 45 laps on 1 battery today at NNMEC
09/04/17

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 laps
19/03/17

08097 First visit of the week to the NNMEC back again Thursday and Sunday 
14/02/17

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