Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Progress Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Dear all
 
A day of frenetic activity with the PWT taking the accolade for yet another earth shattering record of 52 sleepers changed. We have never come close this total before and we all take our hat off to this spectacular achievement. The team also encompassed fishplate greasing which is such a final part of the process.
 
More humble achievements were made elsewhere with the VCT dealing with an area around bridge DJW 8, cutting and burning much brash and completing the repainting of the bridge's handrails. Gate stops have been fitted to Ken Rowland's crossing to prevent the new gates swinging across the railway. Milepost 136 has had its final coat of gloss white and awaits the back numbers.
 
The DST modified the blast pipe on Ferrybridge No3  and fitted a new blower ring.( I don't really understand what this means but I think it helps the loco steam more freely)
 
The Komatsu was returned to Wirksworth, having had the flail refitted, dealing with areas of growth that had began to strike the trains. Maintenance ensued so that a whole line pass can commence on Thursday.
 
DRE continued wall rebuilding at the Duffield platform exhausting the supplies of materials on site. Further deliveries are planned for tomorrow.
 
Time was spent with further fixing down of the miniature railway track and the LMSCA tested their prototype LED light system declaring it to be a success. Work also progressed on the Stanier Third Open with further tongue and grove wall panelling and the toilet wall panels being manufactured.
 
The Booking Hall welcomed quite a number of visitors and Catering prepared for their BuyaGift clients tomorrow.
 
A most pleasant day.
 
Martin