19th June 2022

After a scorching hot Friday, the temperature has been kinder over the weekend

The Mex fuel oil tanker has had a second coat of black gloss applied, followed by the white lettering.  The top half is now looking rather smart.  The blue milk tanker has had the south end and both sides wire wheeled clean and spot primed where necessary.  The west side and south end received a coat of grey undercoat.  Blue gloss was applied to the south end as well.

On the bauxite Palvan the last of the door bolts have been fitted, following the installation of a wood wedge.  The van is now ready to go to Pickering for the brake gear to be overhauled.

The flag pole has been given a couple of coats of white undercoat.

Inside the toilet van, the first of the skirting boards has been trial fitted and prepared for gluing together.  All the walls and ceilings have been given a deep clean, so much so that the ceiling is now white again rather than grubby grey!

The new large door for the container is being prepared for installation, with a new back frame manufactured.  The rear of the new planks has been given a coat of primer to help preserve them.  The first half of the preloved shed has been erected behind the storage fencing in the yard.  More to follow….

Weeding along the platforms and in the Station Yard continues, as does grass cutting.

Weighbridge Teas had another good weekend, and the book cart had a delivery of a large box of railway books for sale on the cart.  There is now a good selection from the ‘Big Four’ companies plus, shock horror, a few diesel books…..

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