Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Out at 53 for the last time before Xmas. George and I did more p.v.a painting and wood preservative treatment. I also did a little more de-rusting on 53 and left at 2.30 with a high wind blowing, time to go! My camera is going, so excuse the 70's fish eye photography.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
George and myself out at 53 with ok weather, one more board, pva application and the first of the felt on the roof! Good days work, also John the farmer appeared and we looked at the main switchboard to find a feed for 53, so she has her own fuse-box and power supply, I think we found a spare mains wire...think hammer horror wiring!
Monday, 25 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Went out for a few hours by myself to 53,. Good dry day, so did some pva sealing of the lower wood and put some batons on the door to square it. It gets cold in the afternoon, so home for as bath by 3.30pm. meeting tomorrow at the BMRC, start 3.30pm.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
I was very happily surprised to find everyone there before me! I arrived dead on 11 am and found four others. We had a very good day, we did not quite finish the shed, but close. It is a real pleasure to feel part of a team and to help each other tackle the various jobs. We also had a visit from reporter Ken Rimmell, who took a group photo that should appear in Jan/s "Vintage Spirit" magazine. A great days work gents, thanks to Allan, George, Malcolm and Darren.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
We were in attendance both days with some great stock donations from Tony Belcher and Malcolm Malins. Malcolm Chambers had procured other items to sell and the net result was a profit of about £177.10, a best ever result for this show. Many thanks to Ray and John H for their help, it didn't seem that busy but people asked questions and bought! We are out at 53 next Saturday to complete the extension, if you want to help, please do come along!
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Though not strictly a tram event, I thought I would share a few pictures of a recent trip to Hornby world. Hornby now own Airfix and Scalelectrics. Though a little out of town, it is well worth a visit, great train layouts and a lot of history on the various brands. There is a superb display of continental locos, such as Lima, etc. The shop is very well stocked. We stayed in Ramsgate which once had a 3 foot 6" tramway connecting it to Margate and our hotel was above the famous tunnel railway which once used the former main line tunnel to a long closed beach station. There is tram history every where you look! Don't forget we are at the BMRC exhibition next weekend at Patcham Library, see you there...
Monday, 28 October 2013
Ok first day, but a typical quiet Sunday, show takings were only about £80. The show cost £35, not sure if it has gone up.The Croydon club had a superb tram link layout, good to see the modern trams being used. Malcolm has bought a lot of die cast which should sell at shows and we received a very kind donation of books yesterday, so stock levels good! I think some one is going out to check the shed tomorrow, here's hoping.....
Friday, 25 October 2013
Only a quick visit by three of us today. Wood, so we couldn't paint and we just secured the site for the possible gales.Not impressed with Jewson's plywood, seems to warp easily and no bl**dy discount either! Hope to see you at the Seaford Model rail show over the weekend.