Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Progress Tuesday 25th November 2014

Dear all
A great deal of activity today with the PWT achieving a tremendous success in "jim crowing" the point blades at the north end of the single slip to achieve conclusion to this complex project. They deserve a great deal of praise for this work and I wonder what the next challenge might be? The team also discharged the remaining ballast into the track relay past the former "dust dock" which brings this area nearly up to standard - I am sure the white gold fairy will visit again!
The VCT reported a 7 man team split into two groups with one achieving a further 70 metres of sheep fencing in an area of very hard going and the other cutting and burning with two fires in the area of MP 134 1/2.
The dmu group spent time cleaning the east side of one of our new arrivals, the unique Derby Lightweight two car set. We may be considered foolish in accepting another challenge but this set will really provide us with high quality vehicles that will set the standard for the foreseeable future. The PWT "Bubble Car" received day one of sand blasting and great progress was made to move this vehicle towards painting. The LMSCA worked on their BTO and Mark 1 BSK and the DST painted wheels on No3, prepared spaced plates for new buffers on Hnery Ellison and made further progress with Cathryn's footplate. Stewart machined parts for Cathryn and steam heating components for the LMSCA.
The Booking Hall processed a most satisfactory number of Santa bookings and also trialled the new music system for the Santa train.
All in all, a great day.
PS - two videos for you - the first reflects today's dmu activities and the second, a look at Ambergate