Jo Roesen reports today:
A cold but sunny day today, which encouraged 21 volunteers, split into several teams. At the northern boundary of the site three volunteers continued with the erection of the security fence, which is now almost complete:
Away for a routine medical today, our chairman was much missed by the team. His gentle appeals for volunteer effort were replaced by an alternative today, and we all sincerely hoped he would come back soon. (Saturday, we understand).
Equally good progress can be charted on the signal box, which drew four volunteers today, two laying bricks and two supplying the brickies with mortar and new bricks.
Once again, the hoist proved invaluable, as what is going up is heavy. In the picture on the left we can see Keith dispatching his latest production in a barrow being hoisted up by Paul. The hoisting bit is easy, but the landing on top between all the scaffolding struts is the tricky bit.
Interesting to see also is a supply of chimney ducts, ready for the fireplace to be installed. They look like little macaronis, at the bottom of the ladder. Great stuff.
Finally, an announcement: there will be a an additional blog, now to cover the track extension to Broadway. Although work won't start until next year, there is enough preparatory work which we believe will interest our members and shareholders. You can access the new blog here:
Please note that it will only go live tomorrow morning, so there's no need to click just yet. It still needs a first posting to be written, but there is a news item today which is interesting to report.