|Don' shout to load but, It has been very warm and sunny today. This bought out the workers doing job around the place. I found Len with a cuppa and his newly finished Brit loco in the club house. Martyn was busy pointing around some uneven bricks. Mark and Martin later joined by myself were doing the annual 12 month check of rolling stock, which also got a wash and brush up. Peter was out on-site doing a repair to a point box switch|
Len having a cuppa chatting to the lads They moved for the photo.
Martyn busy looking like he has replaced a drain cover.
I think martin to the left and Mark checking a carriage for problems
Simon was on the grinder for the first time doing his own job
Rod where is the hose pipe, just in case you need to water anything.
Peter replacing the defunked bit of plywood with some steel to hold the point switch.
Some washed and air dried carriages coming back
|Snowing again not as bad as we have had in the past. It stopped a few of the regular members coming out today all the same. I think about 10 members where in the club house chatting about all sorts of things. Mark got the keys to open up the bottom. Where half of the 10 walked to start something, this including more chatting about jobs to be done or how to do them. Mark did a soldering job for the L&B Simon started to clean a small casting up for his Stuart no 10 engine Some discussed a hand brake for the new tender of the L&B|
Antony with his loco chatting to Dave
It had just turned to rain as we walked to the bottom to open up
Simon with a job from home threading M12 bolt with a tapped thread of M6
Mark soft soldering a oil tank to a backing fixing plate L&B job
|Another chilly Sunday morning at BG this was shown by not many lads on-site may not have been the reason but we noted that a few were not about. I found, Peter very busy by himself painting in the club house. Many helpers when he started to do these jobs now only himself! Len with Martyn were busy sweeping leaves up around the site. There was no on working in the middle area today at all. Malcolm was seen running an engine at one point. In the work area was Brian in tidy up mode again. Dave and myself did some grinding on the trolley they had made previously . We later set the miller up to mill some steel for the new trolley connection to another trolley.|
Peter getting us all high as a kite on paint fumes
Len moving to the next pace helped by Martyn I was told.
Bog-it engineering at it's best OR You hold it I will play it. Hover pipe broke Yes lads we believe you.
Dave cutting the last corners of the new trolley Then we rounded the edges off to make it look posh
Milling the steel bar to 20mm thick from 25mm thick
|A chilly Sunday morning at BG after a frosty night. Quite surprising how many members were on-site today. Martin was sweeping the frost off the blue sheets that we put on the Santa station roof and was tiding all that away. Allan, Dave & Rod were Mr Mole catching, good luck with that lads. Bill was busy fixing a sensor in the track. Dave, Mark and Martin were busy on a new trolley for the L&B tender driving truck that's been built We had a few visitors in which Chris took around on the Hymek with no carriage heating switched on. Chilly as guard I know. Phil was in steam with one of his locos as well.|
Martin sweeping the ice of the blue sheets
Phil getting steam up with his 3 1/2 " g loco
Think he in this hole lads
The requested photo by Dave. There better side I was told.
Moments later it went off in his hand No joking I missed it.
Phil at speed head down bum up thing Oh that bikes.
Chris arriving back after a chilly trip
Chris with a learner on his first of a few laps around
Happy New Year To You All.
|A damp start to 2018 we found at BG today. Only a few usual members where wandering around. John C started to get steam up and looked at the rain and dropped his fire. Allan did steam up and run as did Dave on the SM32 with a few other lads.|
John and Allan's loco
Denise driving today with her mom & dad having a trip.
All with two new members