Monday, 20 February 2017

February Greetings

Happy Boys celebrating the installation of the structural posts for the new extension on February 8th 2017 !
How time is already flying this year, and lots to do ! The big news we guess, is that we received Planning Permission in January for our Clubroom extension, and so we are in full  'building' mode! As you read this the roof trusses are on and we have the roof cladding bearers in position ready to fix the roof cladding sheeting (to match the existing) which are being delivered on Wednesday (JIT stuff here you know!). We are aiming, if all goes well, to have the extension virtually complete by our first Open Day on May 7th. We hope you will be impressed ????. So far so good, the weather has been very kind to us, and as usual our members rise to the challenge, well done Boys!

Roof trusses in position

Work on other fronts proceeds with a new tender being built for...oops, you're not supposed to know about this yet so, watch this space, when in a few weeks we should have some exciting news ???? 

Dave and Ken check the chassis rolling tender, looking good ! (others were involved !!!)
We have the timbers all ready to construct a wagon shelter down at Laurel Sidings to give us a bit more shed storage space, and we are waiting for the chassis to be delivered for our new tool van. Work continues with checking and fettling our signals, and we have even started to give our buildings a coat of green stain whilst the weather has been so mild, to keep them looking good.

Graham attends to a signal
All photos: Brian M
We are attending the East Dereham Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday to renew acquaintances and spread the ALR word to the unknowing! Should be a good day....


P.S. JIT means 'Just in Time', a method used by industry to save stock space and cost, ensuring efficient production line techniques!!! wow, but you probably know that already ?