Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Progress Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Dear all,

A quiet winter's day at Wirksworth. One member of the Miniature Railway team was pottering around and showing off his new branded up wheel barrow! 

Down the shed, the mechanical side of the Santa train examinations were completed and Derek was working on the BSK(K).

It is all go on the Station Building Project with the shuttering set up for the final concrete pad to be laid (probably tomorrow). This one has been more complicated because it includes all of the pipes for the toilets and sinks that will be in the building once it is erected. Those of you who have been recently will have also noticed the rather deep trench which stretches all the way from the site of the new building to the main gate. This is for the installation of new service ducting so that an upgraded electricity cable, bigger water pipe and hopefully town gas can be installed. This sub project includes 4 massive inspection chambers where an engineer can literally climb down inside to repair, add or upgrade the services in the future without having to dig up the driveway again.

An 11 strong team of PWay turned out down the line which allowed them to split into two gangs, one changing sleepers and the other one working alongside a machine to improve the drainage.