After an excess of Christmas pudding, Gluehwein and boisterous grandchildren, 5 volunteers escaped and reported in at Broadway this morning from as far away as Milton Keynes and Crawley. The sun shone, and it was a beautiful day. What fun could we have?
At the other end of the site, valiant Robin carried on cleaning bricks in his usual cheerful manner.
Robin is a mine of information on model railways, and lunchtime saw us in the cabin listening, slack jawed, to an animated discussion between Robin and Jim on model railways, the colours Hornby Dublo boxes came in during the early 1950s, and the different colour schemes, on Hornby Dublo models, of Coronation Pacifics during wartime. One felt somehow - uneducated. But not for long.
Vic carried on with the fence on the eastern boundary, adding another element to those already erected. Digging in the posts was not easy, as the ground underneath is peppered with bricks.
Finally, a couple of shots to show the progress on the signal box:
Our next working day is Saturday 3rd January. We would like to wish our readers a happy new year 2015, and thank them for their support in bringing the project this far. You can see what we did with your money - doesn't it look great!