This is a photograph page of at Balleny Green.
|Another bank holiday Sunday and only one loco in steam Dave M with is 7 1/4" G Hercules We had a few visitors pop in for a ride. Nevertheless it looked like Martin was having a time of his life on Dave's engine. Allan, Dave & Rod were busy in the middle area doing what they do best. Mark asked if he could do some welding to which we found two steel doors that were in need of some welding to be done on them after chatting to Dave & Martin Brian and Mike were getting gravel and making good some more ground.|
Dave's Hercules ready to get stem up.
Blue Bell corner
Mark making sparks and doing Ok as well.
Martin about to dive in after the lean back bacon look
Yep that will pass Mark. Are the rest as good?
Chris asking Brian & Mike if they had spilt there load
Private Allen weeding in the flower bed.
Private Allan and private Rod busy working getting grass cutting out the pond
|What a wonderful sunny Sunday morning. Very few lads on-site 6
if that, as the rest were at the Sutton railway exhibition for the
weekend. I found Allan & Rod cutting grass, Chris waiting for Brian
to do some work on the L&B Peter had the driving truck for Neal's
Bridget back on-site after fitting brakes and other jobs that where
needed to be done like a paint job. Yesterday Alan & Rod were
on-site and sealed the waterfall with special sealer which needed to
be painted on in the dry and dry in the dry.
Top Three photos from the SCRS exhibition thanks Peter Mc
A view along our stand
It's my tea-break!
A rare shot close up of the water fall standing in the rock pool It had been sealed yesterday with special stuff
Think the snooker balls will roll down there OK Rod
The driving truck for Bridget
They had just turned the water pump on
The first splash
Looking down the fall
Allan & Rod putting the net back over the jetty
The L&B with the coupling rod first fitting both sides.
Dave where did you put the string Rod's having big trouble getting one straight lines
Easter Monday Steam Up 17th
|I arrived on-site at around 11-15 am to find the nice warm weather had bought out lots of engines steaming up and lots of public visiting us to have a ride and a cuppa We hope you all enjoyed the day as must as we did.|
A good turn out for the steaming
Looks like a narrow gauge rally
Adrian having a go with Mark's new loco
Len steaming up and Dave on he raised track both Sweet Pea locomotives.
Phil waiting to steam up
Dave with Bill help getting steam up
Mark with a full train just about to get off and possible back on again.
Bob posing for the camera man
Trust me Dave and Bill with Dave's engine
Dave with his wife on the raised track
Loading another train full of passengers
Dave with some passengers
Mark's NA class on the trestle bridge
Mark posing in the distance
Easter Sunday Steam Up 16th
|Easter Sunday and what chill in the air. Allan, Dave & Rod were in they're usual duty place cutting grass or attending the bedding plants. Only Gary doing a bit of work on the L&B today which he took the bit home to finish. Chris had the Hymek out giving passengers rides. Mark had the late Neal's Bridget locomotive in steam giving rides as well. Adrian had a SM 32 out but not for long as a good shower came but that soon pasted over.|
Soon filled the bomb crater in after the U X B
Allan's handy work from last week
All dry now. Got to be better in the winter time lads.
One of the valve gear rods of the L& B been polished up by Gray
Chris giving a driving lesson
Chris on route with another young driver and his dad.
Don't stand up lads. Change of view as well I see
Bridget coming back into the station
Chris taking another driver out for a ride.
|A big change in the weather today all of us had our jumpers off
working or walking about. Dave and Rod were busy grass cutting
around the SM32. We had a birthday booked in for the afternoon, so
some of the lads were getting stock and engines out ready for this.
Others were busy around the site. One
was to weld up a bit of warn track. Brian & Chris were busy on the
Thanks to Mark for a few photos
Mike getting steam up on his traction engine.
Dave getting the line's straight on the putting green. Must be golf time again.
Think the hole a bit big to the right Rod for a golf ball. Mind you who is playing?
More concrete to be mixed looking at the gap!
Tony fixing the horn on Great Northern
Dave drilling the new axle box to tap holes for the cover
Phil learning to get the stock out with Mark and check the braking system before setting off.
Do I really need to type anything?
Steve grinding the rail ready to weld
Steve adding a bit ! (1 & a half rods more like) of weld to the rail to stop Paddington derailing
Phil working thought the ranks up to passenger haling on electric petrol motive power.
The weld before Mark ground it nice and flat.
Bill having a driving lesson on Paddington
|Summer must be coming with the sun shinning so good today. This bought out the members for the 1st Sunday of the month steam up. Chris, Dave, Dave Mark Phil to name but a few. Allan, Dave & Rod were as normal in the middle area grass cutting Adrian ran on the SM32 Plus another member arrived as I was leaving for home. Allan had the welder out working on the 2nd diamond crossing. I was asked to do a welding job.|
In the distance is Chris, Dave and Dave in the foreground you decided which is which.
Dave trying his Sweet pea locomotive on the ground today
Carful Rod you might get the cable jammed.
The dry concrete. Hope so I took the rope down later!
Allan working on the next diamond crossing.
Martin with the late Neal's Paddington
Some visitor's about to set off on a ride.
I know a little trick with a problem like that Rod. You get a bar of steel.
The under side of one of the top tubes welded on
My job re welding the top tubes back on after the lads had altered the height of this we made many moons ago. The L&B sits on it.
Allan welding a joint up
Dave before he got a carriage to pull.
Mark about to set off with Paddington.
Rod sweeping up loose bit out the water fall. Wondering if he will get the Mr's Sheen out next.