MEMBER DIRK HERTEL wrote to the TCS with two delightful videos just before Christmas. Unfortunately the e-mail seems to have got lost at the North Pole or something and has only just arrived! But still very much worthwhile sharing I think you will agree.

Dirk introduces them: It used to be just Christmas when our toy trains came out of their boxes, rail lines were spread all over the carpet, and wrists exercised winding springs. Vintage clockwork trains are still magic when experienced this way (not only at Christmas). To share these precious moments with our members I made two short films “Clockwork Power Parts 1 and 2", and you can watch them at


Best wishes for a happy and healthy new 2016,
Dirk Hertel (TCS 694).