The result at the close of play was 5 rows of reds, backed up, on the southern gable end. Pretty good, we reckon. It's the dry weather that makes such rapid progress possible. Bob also got a corner tower in on the NW end, and this will enable us to run several courses (we hope) down the back on Monday. Yes, we are coming back on Monday. This is essentially the CRC2 Monday gang, and due to various critical holidays CRC2 is taking a rest, allowing us to devote this Monday to the box, if the storm allows.
At the other end of the site, a big push is on to clear the cleaned bricks stacked along the future foundations of 2C. When we put them there, we didn't realise that the platform was going to be longer still. So that is several 000s of bricks that need loading into the dumper and driving up the track bed a bit for unloading again, and stacking on a number of cunningly positioned pallets. So far, we have stacked 10 pallets worth, in 2 working days. There came a point in the afternoon where we all thought, right, that's it, no more, I'm beat. We retired to the cabin for a cup of tea. Cue arrival of the chairman.... Dang !
In the background we can see Vic and Dave clearing the cutting side, so that we can get a better view of 2C when the time comes to set it out. This exercise generated large rolls of undergrowth.
Here we can see Clive and Steve wrestling a large roll of greenery into the waiting dumper.
This greenery job was a change for Clive, who usually prefers bricks for company:
Hasn't he made a brilliant job of the 1C ramp! He finished off the corbelling today, and we see him here infilling some left over mortar into the last holes in the recently back filled reds. Lovely and smooth. Now to add the slabs. These are quite tricky to lay. Did you know the whole station lies in a gentle curve? So every slab has to be laid at a slight angle to the previous one.
As an in betweenie, Clive, Steve, John and Jim went down to the Childswickham Road bridge and recovered some Heras fencing panels. What a long walk that was. Here they are on the home stretch, having wriggled a panel through the mousehole under the bridge. It just made it.
In the picture above, we snapped John B giving the kiosk a makeover. Of course we had a big debate about paint, a big one ! What colour is GWR No.3 brown? It's the sort of discussion we like to have.
With the good weather bringing out the tourists, Marguerite has been doing quite well. I can recommend her home made marmalade, a jar of which now adorns my kitchen table.
She has also had an interesting new addition to her items for sale, what looks to your scribe like an original oil painting. Here is a picture of it:
Great work as always chaps. The web cam needs a seeing too though. its showing a still at the moment!
I'm afraid a security software upgrade caused the FTP utility which uploads the images to the website to stop working. I have temporarily removed the facility - sorry blog followers!
Can you tell us the size of the coastal scene ,What area the picture is depicting, when is your shop open, what sort of price are you looking for or,
are you looking for an offer
I don't know the price of the picture. I did ascertain that it was by Donald Ayres, who has an interesting website. (Google him)
I think it is about 4ft wide - see the corner of the crate on the left to compare.
It's best that you come up on Saturday to ask Marguerite in person, and look it over yourself.
Save some marmalade for me I'm Tti next sat so will pop down
If I may ask, why are you all leaving a (temporary) gap in the middle, without joists installed? Also, won't it be hard to install them later?
The gap in the middle is for the lever frame. The shorter joists in the middle will rest on the walls at one end, and the other ends will rest on the lever frame.
The lever frame is currently in the S&T building at Winchcombe, fully restored and assembled. It can only come out of the door in pieces, not as a fully assembled unit.
These pieces will be brought to Broadway and reassembled there, bit by bit. When this happens has not yet been decided, but it shouldn't be long now that we have reached the current height, with the joists.
Thanks very much for the explanation! Now that you mention it, I did forget all about the frame (and even about the I-beam below the floor for it to sit on)! Sigh, senility must be setting in... :-)
Post a Comment