Saturday also saw the customary needle gunning and angle grinding on the loco, getting the engine bay ready for some painting prior to making a start on rebuilding the various pipe runs. Andy Laing has fettled up the starter motor at home and this has now been refitted in the loco. Duncan also continues with his own “homework”, stripping down and repainting the removable side panels from the engine bay. Elsewhere on site, we erected a start/ end of token section sign at the bottom of the platform ramp and had a bonfire with all the arisings from the tree trimming we carried out at the top of the driveway.
Sunday was an absolutely glorious day with hardly a cloud in the sky. We continued digging yet more post holes, although the weather was far more conducive to relaxation than to hard toil.