Restoration NewsThere has been a fair amount of progress on the frames and parts that are to be bolted or riveted onto the frames in the last few weeks. As we reported a couple of weeks back, the frames are now erect and bolted up. These bolts are temporary to allow the squareness and levels to be adjusted. Riveting has now been scheduled and this will commence in a couple of weeks with a hope for a rapid conclusion to the process. The work is to be carried out by some of our volunteers, led by Matt and Ben, who are taking time off work and giving their time freely to help out.
|The bolted up frames with the footplate brackets also added.|
Other works that have been carried out include cleaning up of various parts that go between the frames. These have been given a coat of bonder primer to protect them, whilst any bearing surfaces have been protected with oil impregnated bandages.
|Sean Smeeth posing with some of the motion and brake rigging. Later in the day he cleaned and painted the brake shaft.|
|The brake shaft before cleaning and painting took place.|
Sales NewsDuring the Branch Line Weekend we braved the elements on the platform at Sheffield Park with our sales and information stand. Even allowing for the weather our efforts paid off handsomely over the two days. We did loose a gazebo to a sudden gust of wind on Saturday, but there were no injuries so we left on a fairly positive note! On Sunday the weather was less gusty and we did even better than Saturday.
|The gazebo with a minor temporary repair before the structural damage later in the day!|
The stand on Sunday was a little fuller and our customers were also able to spend more time speaking and buying, indeed we almost sold out of pickles and preserves!
|The stock dwindled on Sunday!|
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