Thursday, 19 May 2011

Site Updates

Apologies for the lack of updates over the last few weeks, I have simply been too busy but things are beginning to return to normal.

The extension to the cafe is coming on nicely.

The IRPS have made a very good start on smartening up their storage containers/site huts, the rear of which make quite an impact on the site. We really must do something about those spare bogies/wheelsets carefully arranged in the middle of the yard! Could make an interesting load for the freight train if we can find a suitable wagon that is not in/earmarked for Engineering use?

Here is an older shot taken in February, showing the difference that this work is making around the 'IRPS corner'.

Change of plan for me today, I was hoping to strip more of the Esso tanker but unfortunately the necessary air lines (for the needle-gun) were all in use elsewhere. Hopefully I can return to it next week instead. Anyway in the meantime I quickly wire brushed the station end of static 'Vanfit' B759852 and dabbed green primer where necessary, ready for a coat of freight brown when the weather/time permits. A pity about the large rust hole visible in this photo, but as this van is only really intended for storage I'm not going to do anything about it for the moment except paint around it. One for the future perhaps?