Day 1 of the track weekend has been and gone and thanks to all the volunteers who turned out despite the road closure at Shankendshiel (including Andy Laing who circumvented it by bike). Thanks also to Tony C who persevered with delivery of switch timbers and sleepers despite his lorry suffering a blow- out at the Hermitage. The final (southernmost) panel on the Stock Siding was completed, followed by jacking the crossing nose (for the new points) off the p.way trolley, sliding it roughly into position and cutting- in.
Day 2, and the basic skeleton of the new points is complete, and it’s all starting to look like the crossover its meant to be…….
Day 3: rather wet but the show must go on as they say. Switch timbers all installed, gauged and drilled; belly rails cut- in, set to the correct curve and fastened down and all remaining plain baseplates installed. Despite an excellent turn out of volunteers, we didn’t quite get the crossover finished, but it shouldn’t take too long on the next track weekend to get it all done.