Good evening all.
A wet Sunday up at Shed47 today but that didn't stop the work getting done.
Dave was in on Saturday and got the rear buffer end of MOD 236 primed then today he got a nice coat of black on the steps and the last remaining sander.
Jim was doing a couple of wee bits and pieces including a bit of lock picking and ended the day in the NG shed starting to strip down a gearbox for one of the NG locos.
Grant and Aiden were busy again in the portacabin lining out where the door once was to fit a window. This has now been fitted and will be tidied up next time. It has been left secure.
Norrie and Andy were no busy in the shed straightening brake handles and linkages for the dubbie Pug and cleaning them ready for paint. The longer pieces were managed to be done with just the application of some heat but one piece had to be grooved out to make it straight again before Mark could lay down a root weld and another 3-4 layers before finishing it with a flap wheel.
Jan was also in on Saturday and he and Dave got some NG track lifted that had massive hump in it. Jan gave it a rough level with the mini digger. So today Robin got on the digger and finalized the level before Mark in his JCB brought the new point over that was to get fitted. With the Orange army on the case a bit of fettling needed done to get the box to fit as the points were originally custom made to fit a specific application elsewhere.
With that done it was jacked,fish plates fitted,connecting rod connected and packed all round.
There will be a bit of finishing to be done by the NG crew on Wednesday.
Mark and Robin then moved Marks S&T box from the toilet block round to the signal box ready to worked on.
Today also Grant brought in a piece of 200year old fish bellied rail that was part of the Elgin waggonway.
Well that's it for this time.
Thanks for being patient 😁
Cheers the Shed47 team 👍🏻