29th,-31st May 2021

Well, what a lovely hot weekend!

The GW mink van has had the old felt roof stripped off and a layer of thin ply fixed on top.  It is now ready for the canvas to be processed.  In the meantime the marquee canvas roof is keeping it dry.

The seventh Palvan door has been put together, with the mortices cut and everything glued together.  The ply was then masticed and screwed onto the back of it.  The door has been given another undercoat and two topcoats.  The 8th, and final, Palvan door is nearly ready for screwing and gluing together.

Three vans have had their running numbers painted onto them.  The toilet van has had more of the underframe given a coat of black gloss where it has already been undercoated.  A start has been made on the next set of 8 van doors – with the first two ‘blanks’ for the toilet van door uprights being cut out of a hardwood sleeper.

The Warehouse has been cleaned out and re-opened to the public.  The park benches have come out of store and have been well used already.  They were given a coat of teak oil to help preserve them.  The setts have been weeded and cleaned up.

The trailer for carrying the mini digger has been completed, along with the two ramps to get the digger up on to it.

The JVs have been busy all weekend, with notably the lineside fence completed south of the Station; the lineside fence between Platelayers and Kidstye made sheep proof; the steel fencing in the Yard covered with ply strips and then painted; and strimming undertaken around the Station.

Weighbridge Teas have had another busy Bank Holiday weekend with drinks, cakes and ice cream being very popular.

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