MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9406
Mike has been progressing with the toilet end vestibule, and trial fitted the access door. This was found to be too wide so it has been cut down ready for fitting. More panelling has been added to the guard's vestibule. Ben and Sean sorted out the remaining panels required for the disabled area. Ben then took the opportunity to clean out all the rubbish that has congregated here, which allowed a lot more space to work in. Kevin varnished all the wood that will cover the blinds.
MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) No. 5220
Nigel has been working on the central vestibule, trying to stop the draft getting in! He and Dave then successfully fitted new wood to one of the doors.
MK2 TSO No. 5221
A new pull cord for the vacuum system has been fitted by Dave
Ruston and Hornsby 20 diesel 2-foot gauge
Sean continues to work on his loco when time allows. He has finally got the radiator apart and is now cleaning it up.
Grahame and Paul were busy gardening and cutting down some big branches around Horsehay and Dawley station. Trevor has built the first of the new benches for the platform (donated by Paul S.) He then replaced more of the cladding on the tearoom counter.
Glynn has been working on the new car park area behind the Furnaces room. Old fences have been removed, and new gate posts installed.
Ian collected the first batch of edging stones for the platform extension at Spring Village.
The block paving by the toilet block has been replaced where the new sewer pipe has been dug and placed in the yard.
AJ has finished priming the dumper so it is now ready for the undercoat.
The mini Road Railer has had its new track fitted and was put to work straight away lifting a buffer off Ruston and Hornsby diesel mechanical 'Hector'. The 'big' Road Railer was lifting the platform edgers into place at Spring Village as well as (hopefully) clearing the last of the spoil.
A shunt also took place to get Peckett and Sons W6 steam engine No. 1722 'Rocket' out of the shed ready for the public services on Sunday.
Rocket was in steam hauling trains with the Phoenix miniature railway and model railway also open for our visitors. Passengers numbers remain steady and it is great to have the opportunity to say hello and show them all the progress that is going on.
Permant Way continues, with Martin, Andy and Miles doing a track walk to replace keys and check chairs and fishplates.
Thanks to Ben and Ian for the additional information used in this update.
Our next event is the 'Horsehay Growler' on Saturday 10th September. British Railways Class 37 diesel No. 37263 will be making a rare appearance hauling all our service trains (its last planned appearance this season). Normal fares and timetable apply. See our Facebook page for further information.
Our next 'normal' running day is on Sunday 11 September when class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be in service. The first train departs Spring Village at 11am. Fares are just £8 for Adults, £5 for Children and Seniors, with a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) only £23. Pay once and ride all day! Free car park at Spring Village (TF4 2NF). Furnaces tearoom, model railway exhibition and Phoenix miniature railway also open (additional charge for miniature railway)
Come and joins us for a great value day out!
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