Saturday, 28 June 2014

Saturday 28th June 2014

A steady but quiet day on our railway today, the weather being slightly chilly for the end of June.
The DMU's ran on the scheduled services without undue delay except for sheep on the line at Hazlewood plus a defective headlamp bulb.
Our Drivers Apprentice and his guest enjoyed their experiences which included some sump checking and starter button pushing.

The conscript of the day mowed the picnic area and made a neat job.
A First Aid course was run by John Ball and Julie looked after the Model Railway, also an Induction Course was run by Anton for the benefit of the new recruits. There was a steady flow of visitors to the Pullman Buffet and the bookshop.The LMSCA were making progress with the body end on the LMS BTK vehicle.The 8F Group were found to be machining parts for the main spring hangers and sorting and bedding the axle box bearings on the "Duke".

A very much depleted DMU Group being Joe with myself as the audience managed the greasing and oiling on 50170, Throttle EP Valve on 55006 and fuel for 51188.The rest of the group were sunning themselves at Barry Island South Wales examining two potential DMU vehicles.

Fred and Iris examined the station flower pots and did some strategic watering.

A good and steady day really.
Regards
Graham