Saturday, 31 October 2009

Progress Saturday 31st October

Dear all,

A pleasant leisurely day of fettling. The S&T Department undertook some
further fabrication of parts for the progression of its numerous
projects down the line. The Rolling Stock Director investigated both the
starter motor on a replacement DMU engine and the handbrake buzzer on
M51188. The Duty Conscript was allocated to be the day's Scrubber and
attended to the exterior of the two-car met cam set and a lot of the
interior window cleaning issues, assisted by our own staff with a long
brush and the hose pipe.

Work continued on the Jolly Roger Brake Van for its starring role as the
home of the Parrot in our Christmas production of Treasure Island. Also
in the yard, further maintenance took place on the narrow gauge engine.

Around the station, the Superintendent of Model Railways was present,
assisted by the Adams family, and work continues to develop this
attraction. The Staff Mess Room (exterior works) Project was completed,
with the replacing and touching up of the grilles, and the interior
received a further clean before the building was declared officially
open by a member of staff recently returned from the chip shop.

Mike Evans via Anton