Our pursuit of having the best set of GWR lamp huts continues. The labour of love(and good deal of engineering skill) is going into the completion Lamp Hut No 2. Ken seem to bring a mobile workshop on to site and today saw the door fixed and mounted. The effort required just to physically move the materials around with steel sections fixed in place is worthy of the Weatabix award. By the end of the day the job was done and No. 2 is ready painting.
Farther down the track bed Greg Wigg was getting separation pains from lamp hut No.3 and brought some float glass along to fix a window. Another labour of love. Greg is getting us some history on this lamp hut which appears in books and on film. We have a star in our midst!
|What a beauty - Job Done|
Work continues on 1A and Peter's prediction that 2 more sessions will see it finished looks about right - we will see what next week brings. I can tell you that next week will bring 7 students from Worcester college, who are second year students on a bricklaying course. I am probably under describing this course and I will do another report in detail during next week.
All systems were go down in the northern end of the car park where further work was being carried out on clearing this area. New fencing was erected and (all but a couple rails) the fencing job was finished.
|Dave, Peter and Stewart in action|
|John and Ron - Andy was hidden in the ditch!|
Any P was back with his chain saw and good progress was made and of course the the bonfire was burning brightly. There is nothing like a bonfire on an Autumn day.
|Ron leaning on a shovel - gaffers prerogative|
Finally the brick cleaning work continues. Our progress has been so great on 1A that we are running short of red bricks. Please keep an ear to the ground for possible local sources. I'm afraid the transport costs are prohibitive if they are farther afield.