Monday, 17 March 2014

On the Costa Del Ashmanhaugh !

Hello....well we are the lucky ones, lovely warm sunny days, light evenings, lots of smiles & laughter around the place, and loads being done!

Busy, busy down at Laurel Sidings, new concrete slab well in use!

The pit slab is concreted and we have cleaned the pit out so the Boys can get at the stock....Isabel was steamed up last Saturday to make sure all was well, it wasn't, but a couple of leaks were soon attended to after which the loco trundled round for a while and was working well, just need to investigate her undersides as something is catching the sleepers....she is having a 'toolbox' made to sit at the back of the tender too. Lucille next!

Isabel's new toolbox in progress

Work on the track continues to ensure all 100% for our operating season. We'll be putting the signals back out shortly as the weather is being so kind, as we intend (yes,we really really do!) to use April Saturdays as practise sessions so we can 'hone' our skills and get back up to speed (but not too quick please!), This will also enable some more members to be trained up on various duties so we can increase our 'muliti skilling' roles !!!!!!.
The area round the pit is being tidied up with a new path being laid to the pit area and the ground generally ballasted and tidied up, so when the timber arrives for the pit cover, we can get on with that little task.

 New timber path being put in and Isabel being attended to !

 Oh, and 'Nelson' now has a posh front end!

   All photos by Uno Huu