|We need some more battleship|
grey paint lads!
Unfortunately this work did take longer than planned and rather than spin their wheels a second group set to at cleaning off the platform surface within the old station footings. This turned into the next major challenge of the day. Here Terry Andrews and co horts (named Terry.s TA for the session) set to at levelling the last section of ballast behind Platform 1. After much sweat and tears the end result is really excellent giving us an area we can utilised temporarily for exhibitions and open days.
Last but not least the brick cleaning gang managed to keep going - I don't know how. Brick cleaning is now on the critical path. All the blues that we have will be needed for Platform 1A and there is still 5000 to be cleaned! We really need some more SDS electric chisel drills and scutch chisels, so if there is a benefactor in the trade out there, please help!
PS Dear old Dot the Drott is nearly back in action with the installation of a new engine virtually complete. Thanks to Bernard Dudfield for organising this. Steve B Dott's only driver will have a smile on his face when she is finally is fired up!