So, what has been happening whilst I have been on Holiday?The following is a short report based on information and pictures from Matt Holloway and describes what he has been involved in over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully following the weekend we can add re[ports of more activities that have taken place.
Firstly We would like to welcome our newest recruit to the restoration team, Bluebell Railway Fireman Reuben Smith. We do hope that he will enjoy his time working on the loco.
The good news is that we believe that the loco has been stripped down as much as it will be (apart from cutting out the rot at the rear of the frames). So all news from now should concern putting things back on the frames!
|The Last Bits! (all pictures by Matt Holloway)|
|The brackets previously hidden by the footplating|
|The original cylinder block under plate|
Cylinder FundWe are still busy raising the required funds to be able to order a set of cylinders for 27 and are busy exploring many avenues for this. If you (or any of your friends) happen to win the lottery this weekend, we will be pleased to hear from you!
Sales and Information StandWe will be attending the Worthing Model Railway Club's Annual exhibition on Saturday 24th September 2016 and Sunday 25th September 2016. This is to be held at Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing West Sussex BN13 1LA.
There are expected to be 13 layouts plus traders in attendance over the weekend so promises to be a good show.
For further information about the show please take a look at their web site at http://www.worthingmrc.co.uk/mrc/annual-exhibition/
We look forward to meeting friends old and new there.
We are also looking forward to our last major sales and information stand during the Giants of Steam weekend in October. More details to follow later, but we hope to be able to let you see the progress on the loco over the weekend.