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|Another mild Sunday autumn morning, Mark was busy looking into the water tank and cleaning out the muck that had drained into it over the years. Steve W was back on his swing bridge, that's looking very good job. Bob had his King Arthur loco for a boiler test. Allan & Dave were busy building yet another compost vault. Rod was putting up the newly painted post and chain links. Chris was milling the coupling rods for the L&B Paul was testing his loco with Marks help. Dave and Martin found the track outside would not allow the L&B inside full access around the loco on the trolley. So the ladder bit, will be moved to the left by 6 inches by the wall end.|
Mark with his trusty barrow We collect rain water for the locomotive boilers.
The new fencing is coming on a treat .
Bob's King Arthur having a boiler test.
Chris still busy milling the L& B rods
Brian on the lathe boring a steel block Not sure if is for the L&B or home!
The flat pack gang busy at work
Rod with a massive bag of gold sovereigns.
Mr Tire is about again. Strange only he can fix a puncture.
Steve with Mike working on the swing bridge.
Mark with Paul looking at Pauls Bridget loco
"Huston" we have a problem, the hole in the wall is in the wrong place.
Rod we all know where you buried the bricks
I sure the drawing is upside down most of the time.
|A warm sunny autumn Sunday morning with many lads on-site
working today. Bill, Mark later joined by Peter and John
digging a trench for a cable ducted. Allan & Rod were busy
painting the chain post from by the pond. Adrian & Dave were
making compost to fill the bins they made. The lads had been
busy last Tuesday laying slabs around the swimming pool and
laying the concrete tops to the sunken bar tops. Brian & Chris
were milling some L&B coupling rods on the miller. Steve and his
team were busy digging and braking concrete to fit a swing
bridge. Mark & myself were checking the carriages for bonfire
Thanks Mark for the photos
Must be bonfire night soon again.
Another cable been buried power for Santa
Rod and Allan busy re painting the chain posts
Adrian & Dave busy with the shredder filling a compost bin
The lads have been busy putting small slabs around the top of the swimming pool
Just need the hand rail fitting diving board etc.
The L& B rods are next to be machined.
Mark getting a different photo
Chris watching chips been made
The concrete has been put around the tops of the sunken bars both ends
Good job lads that never move.
The puncture repair department do call outs as well
The painting gang working away
Steve JC and Mr poser him self Mike
The red bit is been concreted, and the yellow track will swing on it
Steve hard at it as was the concrete
Quick repair to a carriage bogie on the bench
Mark and my self checking carriage for bonfire night
Dave and Brian marking the wall for the door
Is this were the drinks will be served from I wondering.
Steve drilling the block to brake it off .
The trench so far, Think it should be deeper lads we use steel stakes a lot around here!!
Dave filling the compost bin even more.
This need looking in to lads
Have a cuppa lads "Man" at work
|Autumn is here for sure as there is a chill in the air if a cloud got in the way of the heater. Rod was busy thinning out some bushes Adrian was busy sweeping up conkers and the leaves. Phil had his engine in steam for a run around the high level track. Dave and Martin were doing, shuttering for concrete and later the block laying was finished. The carriages were got out for the last of our booked birthday parties I then found Adrian Dave & Len building another compost box in the copes, to which I helped build.|
The none swimming pool
The steps in to the other side of the sunken bar side
Martin & Dave cutting shuttering wood for the tops of the bars area.
Rod thinning out some bushes.
Phil asking is this pose OK. Well that what I thought he said!
Adrian sweeping up conkers. The kids found lots in the afternoon as well.
Martin fitting the shuttering
Just another view off the lift
Cough Cough Dave dusty block you got there!
More posing taking place.
The wood working department
This side is the top lads OK !
Wrong now is upside down
Some work taking place for Santa's station
|A slight chill in the air at first, this soon went and warmed up to be a pleasant day. Dave & his gag were getting wood of the bonfire pipe to make compost bins for the ground planting team. Rod was busy cutting grass to fill them. We had a birthday book in for the afternoon so some of the lads check all was ok and got the rolling stock out. While the lads worked on the still dry swimming pool & got stuck in, on more work welding concreting job.|
Andy's latest creation here for a test run
J C getting steam up.
Brian cranks up the mixer, It that old its clock work !!!!
Chris with a new puzzle
Dave with a his version of Ikea
Rod taking it slow as Dave has no instructions that are understandable !!
Looking in to the pool
Dave deep in thought about the bubble on the spirit level
Don't think much to this paddling pool
Mark keeping his eye in on shovelling Normally got coal on it and the hole not rotating
Martin & Mark laying a step in to the pool
Martin finishing off the top step
Steve on the welding job
Andy waiting for a green light.
Chris puzzle in place the brake gear on the L&B
Another welding job on the brake cylinder.
|A sunny Sunday morning bought out the lads for the first Sunday of the month steam up. Two lads on the ground level getting steam up Mark & Chris got the Hymek out as there were quite a few visitors wanting rides today. Len was on the raised track. The Dave & Dan were on the SM 32. The swimming pool did not hold water, so it's use has been changed. What a surprise I hear you say!! Dave, Martin and myself working on this today as the other where no were about ! Brian was working on the L&B brakes cylinder|
Two lads getting steam up
Bob must be getting close as there is steam all about.
As is Dave getting close to having a run around.
Len trundling around the high level with his sweet pea.
Dave and Martin adding ballast to the new track bed.
What is going to look like well sort off!
Martin and Dave checking the gap at the far end Big door going there.
Bet you all guessed I be doing!
Steel sleepers welded in place. NO I have missed one. That so the ash pan can fall in between the tracks.
Len getting a small hand to help him put some coal on the fire.