Saturday, 19 January 2019

Progress Saturday 19th Jan 2019

Dear All,

It's been some time since I last had the pleasure of writing the daily report. This time I report to you as the Responsible Officer in my own right.

It would be easy to assume that because there was no train service today nothing happened on the Railway. I can assure you that this could not be further from the truth. Today Wirksworth yard was the scene of much activity.

In the shed 48624 group were cold rolling steel to for the Duke's boiler cladding rings. This was achieved by the ingenious use of a substantial home made rolling device. There also appeared to be some grinding taking place on the Duke's cab.

Further down the shed the DMU department were modifying seat frames for the first class compartment of the lightweight trailer car. Panelling fabrication was also being carried out for this vehicles cab. Nearby class 108 53599 had its corridor door trial fitted to much joyous success.

Another steam team duo were carrying out work on their new cabin amongst other jobs.

Not to be out done by all this the LMSCA were making seat bottoms and wall parts for BCK 27001 (Pictured). In the spirit of inter departmental cooperation they were also machining parts for the signal box at Shottle.

Across from there the Smith-Mason team were painting the floor of the cage area in their BSK.

A meeting of the HOPS team took place in the buffet.

A highly productive and satisfying day. Apologies if I have missed anything.