Thursday, 20 October 2011
Good day out at 53, bright weather and warm! Roger S. sorted out the wood next to 225, and we might have enough to raise 53.There is certainly enough wood for fencing the area, which will help.I conitnued rust proofing and put on a second coat of carriage paint on some of the steels.
The next meeting and Xmas bash is the 15th of December at the BMRC rooms, Brighton.Paid up members are welcome, or new members can join on the night! It is only a couple of weeks to the BMRC show in Patcham, Brighton, the 12th -13th of November, hope to see you there. Out at 53 today, have given John the famer a list of wood for the shed, and arequest for heavy timbers to raise up 53. Winter is coming, and 53 will need cover!
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Not a great deal to report this week, but Tony Belcher delivered some new 53 T-shirts, which look great.We have 5 in large size only, and might use at shows, or sell, not sure yet.Richard Gatterell delivered some 4 x 2 on site, and John the farmer has promised to buy the wood for the shed improvements, and look out wood for the big lift.The next job is to jack up 53, get rid of the trailer wheels, and level out the cab ends.Whether we can re-use the wheels is debatable, unleess anyone readin' this wants to try.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Another good work party today. Little by little, 53 is getting some tlc, as the photos will show. Non Pevensey Malcolm rubbed down some metal, to reveal the original paint, Guy and Roger started cleaning up the floor metals at the other end, Richard G varnished some wood, and Ian Buck did some much needed strimming! Thankyou gents, we also noticed Malcolm from Pevensey had filled in the holes in the approach path, which means easier access. The next published works party date is on a exhibition weekend, so will be resheduled, BUT before then, it is time to jack up 53.One day will be dedicated to this, does anyone have timbers/old railway sleepers to help? 53 weighs abot 3 tons at most. Please let us know, this means we can start rebuilding the cab, when 53 is raised up safely!!
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Talk at Brighton Library was not as well attended as we hoped, the weather was too nice! Still raised about £20, and I hope those who attended enjoyed it.Work party next Saturday the 8th at 53, also considering an Xmas party for members, if we can find a cheap fixed menu.If interested, let us know!