Sunday, 17 February 2008

Stage 3

Photo: Brian M


Steady progress is being made on the fabrication of trackwork for our new extension. Here we see some of the 'Gang' delivering another section to the site yesterday (16th Feb 2008), another lovely Winter's day with 360 degree blue skies all day! We now have enough track panels made to get us to Eastgate sidings, which is halfway (250') round the new Stage 3.

Hotspur

Photo : BrianM
Hotspur basks in the sunshine in the middle road at Ashmanhaugh Station, showing off her new paint scheme on 16th Feb 2008.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Beavering Steadily Away

'General' testing the new trackwork. Photo: John Pond


Work progressed steadily this week seeing four more track panels built in the workshop, 500 track screws at least, cleaned (most boring job in the world but someone has to do it says our blistered fingered Chairman!), the final installation and testing of pointwork completed at Birchwood Junction, our rail bender has a new handle, the prototype coach handbrake is almost complete, as is Hotspur's new paint scheme (Doncaster Green !) with just the tender top and toolbox to be finished.....then we can show you how smart she looks !


Brian M