Friday, 19 October 2012
Malcolm, Allan and myself went out on site to check 225 and to continue measuring 53.The good news is 225 does not leak, the bad news is, some of John's hay bales fell over and broke another window, gawd! We will secure with plywood, as well as the other window.We saw John and he is still mulling over our proposals and is now talking about a 40 year lease! WE say, what about ownership of the bits we add? WE will send our legal standard document and once more it is horse, or should I say tram trading time. This is enough to make me consider just modelling trams.All the while 53 rots and still, I am afraid to say, has active woodworm in some areas. We did some more measuring, but we couldn't help ourselves, we ripped up some of the flooring to check the steels. This has all been recorded, so it was to see how 53 is put together. The top web of the steels does show some rust, but Allan M will do a thorough assesment of them. The wooden floor is mostly gone and will need to be replaced. I continued underneath measuring the steel frames.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Just to update you all on the latest happenings for 53. We had an excellent committee meeting last Sunday, courtesy of the BMRC with much being discussed. The trust/charity application has finally gone off, many thanks to Ray for dealing with this minefield of paperwork! Ray can also draw up a legal standard document/agreement, so we can save replying to the convoluted and pointless contracts of John's solicitor and we can put it exactly as we want. Plans were also discussed if we cannot get agreement with John, what else would be useful, as it seems a shame that if we cannot agree on 53 the effort and group should be wasted. This is very dark thinking, but crunch time is approaching, and though my meeting with John was very cordial, what will he actually commit to writing? The next two shows we are at will be the Brighton Model Railway Club at Patcham Library, Brighton on the 10th and 11th of November and then the Newhaven show at Seaford on the 17th and 18th of November. I plan to be on site at 53 this Friday the 19th, to check 225 and to continue measuring up 53, can some one help me measure and tidy up?
Monday, 1 October 2012
Just a brief notice posted at 22.38 pm. I had a meeting with John with a draft of our version of the agreement and he will ponder this. We had a very pleasant and frank meeting and I did my best for 53, but who knows what result will ensue? I am tired, so good night to you all.