22nd/23rd February 2014

As part of our plans for Wartime Weekend this year we have taken delivery of some more second hand corrugated iron (to make trenches out of).
The fibreglass repair from last week seems to have worked so we have done the other side of the roof unit this week. All it needs now is a sealing coat and its done.
The new concrete castings, poured last week, have been struck from the formwork and are now in place on the PW hut down the line! All the other existing edge units have had the old mortar chipped off, as have the roof planks. The units have then been mortared into place and pointed up. They look a lot better now, and the whole roof is now covered by a large marquee sheet to keep it dry before we pour the pitch to seal it all next weekend.
At the station some of the stored rubber level crossing panels have been moved onto the platform ready for moving to site next weekend. Alexa has continued her mammoth painting of assorted small parts (more were delivered this week for her to tackle!). The PW trolley has had undercoat and yellow top coat applied following last weeks clean and prime. New (to it) plywood decking has been bolted down (with NEW bolts) and given a coat of bitumastic. We used the trolley today as well to take materials down to the PW hut.
Weighbridge Teas had another good weekend and are now shut until trains return in mid March. They are however back, for us, next week – why I hear you ask…
We start our March work week next Saturday, being on site for the following 9 days undertaking several tasks around the station and its environs. We are getting assistance from some Network Rail colleagues and we hope to have around 10 of us on site each day as well as our Weighbridge Teas support to keep us fed and watered.
Beth has been planning the catering for more than 80 meals next week to keep everyone fed in the evenings.

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