Yes, we are at it again, now that we have the sleepers and now that 30 tonnes of ballast has arrived, (phew and don't we know it, more muscles discovered!!), we can start our Stage 3B addition. This is basically 400 feet of track starting just after our 'green' tunnel section and running along the back of the site to 'Birchwood Junction', where it will allow trains to access our new Lake section. The proposed line was set out last Friday by the track boys and those of us who were there on Saturday, (10 or 11 methinks) had a wander along and approved the route layout, which is mostly straight and will for some of the way run alongside part of the Den section track , before curving round to meet the track at Birchwood Junction. Very impressive it will be and as one of the Gang said, "it will be the icing on the cake", so to speak.
So the track manufacturing process is underway in the workshop, and if all goes well the new section should be in place for our 2009 Open Day season at some stage! Can't wait, it will be a great drive with a slight uphill gradient, and will give our visitors a much longer, and hopefully more interesting ride. We had a 'training day' the other weekend and were comfortably running 3 trains around the circuit without signals, quite easily, so we reckon the circuit could accommodate 5 trains if we wished to run that many ???????
Time will tell !