This is a photograph page of at Balleny Green.
|Raining today not sure why we got it, but we have. I found Chris and John Cope in the steaming bay area. John was having a steam test, Chris was going to have a run around. Dave M & Brian were busy painting the floor which made it tight to do any things as they had emptied the area to paint. The other Brian was sorting out taps and dies draws among other jobs. I went to weld the next job up but due to the weather I could only do a small bit of welding inside. Allan D told me he had been mixing concrete for yet another arch. Rod and Ian had been working on laying block paving bricks down the side of the SM32 steaming area.|
John C getting his engine ready.
AS is Chris.
Dave and Brian busy painting the floor
Pauls handy work, the outside fly cranks for the L&B loco
Allan mixing to the right 1 2 3 Rod to the left filling the mould 1 2 3
|A splendid day prior to the evening BBQ, Mike was jet
washing the bridge which is getting a makeover, Peter started on
another bench, Rodney & the team putting the new mower through
its paces. Also plenty happening in the workshop.
Mark & Allan trying out the track layout for the sleeper area
The other end from the field there will be 3 lines running through and a siding
Peter sanding another plank of wood
Brian deep in thought (he didn't move for 10mins)
Mike somewhere behind the bridge offering free showers
Jack & Allan having a run with Dorca
Brian not doing a formula 1 pit stop on the new tractor
Both Marks having a go at removing a stubborn wheel and offering table service when wearing the sheet
All too much for us so we let the young ones finish the job off
Tea is served
No trains running whilst the food was about
Steve brought his traction engine to the food!
Dean and Allan doing the cooking assisted by Hazel
Betty, Kath & Sharon working hard in the kitchen
Jack running a buffet service
Chris still eating his burger
Charlotte having her first lesson on traction engine driving
|After an early shower the sun came out nice and warm for us
to work. John Copestick was having a boiler test on the raised
level track. Rod with David were busy grass cutting around the
SM32. Allan was busy casting and then d painting dry arch parts.
I was asked to take my plasma cutter to cut some sheet and tube.
Brian & Len sealed the dusty floor. Paul did some turning on the
big lathe. Brian was sorting out untidy tap and die draws as
well as checking sizes for myself to cut up. Chris cleaned up
the sheets after I cut them with angle grinder.
Thanks Mark for few lads playing in the sun
John with Dave doing a boiler test for John.
Rod asking me if I had a letter.
David busy hedge cutting
Allan checking it's is the correct trusty bucket.
Nice photo Chris.
Len dust proofing the floor.
A close up of Chris with his first go at plasma cutting. Slow and steady, Sparks down hill not up.
Ian & David collecting camouflage material
Allan will paint any colour as long as it black on concrete
A young lad having a drive around the high level.
Camouflage must be a optional extra. Note to self I need a white towel placing early on the bench.
A visitor having a play
Pete relaxing in the sun behind his B1
Chris on Pete's loco
Mark getting to grips with the club Britannia
|A pleasant day unless you got caught in one of the cloud
bursts during the day.
Preparations were being made around the site for the Garden Party this coming Sunday.
Mike looking for the instructions to erect the marquee
Mike & John erecting the fencing
Dave was had gone off and left his contraption used to oil the sleepers.
Allan casting another arch in a down pore under the protection of the steaming bay.
Paul sitting down on the job turning fly cranks for the L&B
4 of his finished work
Chris milling corner pieces for the buffer beam.
The finished widened opening between the two bays making a lot more room to turn the hydraulic lifter
|A very sunny Sunday for the Wolverhampton and Maxi Track visitors Please have a look at their page for the visit. A few members did some work mainly on the SM 32 track. Brian was fitting a digital scale to the Boxford lathe. Chris G was milling some parts to the L&B loco.|
Hit it Dan. Looks like he is now qualified to join Ian on the chain gang.
Dave with his gardening hat on after finishing the his first Steaming Ahead magazine
Are we looking for tennis balls Rod