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Re: Work in Progress

Postby 4008 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:47 am

Amazing job!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby cowlamprincess » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:27 pm

VB3 looks brilliant, well done to everyone responsible.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby lady anorak 12 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:35 pm

It looks great, a lot of work has gone into this project well done to all concerned
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby donnyrover » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:46 pm

The boys are now ready for van body Mark 4!!! I think we have got the hang of these things now!!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Turnip Town » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:32 pm

Just a few hopefully inspirational pics from the volunteers at Midsomer Norton (on the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, closed in March 1966) as they lay the last of the rails and sleepers to the base of the infilled Chilcompton tunnel cutting.

Hopefully it won't be too long before YWR volunteers will begin the same at Fimber, albeit without an infilled cutting to deal with!
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Rails being offloaded from the flat wagon in preparation for laying to form the extended running line.
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The road-railer in action moving rails.
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The road-railer having a rest.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Turnip Town » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:36 pm

A few more.....


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A rail saw doing it's business trimming rail ends.
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In the distance can be seen the great mound that is the infilled Chilcompton tunnel cutting.
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The SDJR permanent way volunteers.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi folks, I haven't posted much recently so there maybe a few to follow.

Starting with VB3, which as you know is now fully restored but here are three pics of the garden tool storage I've recently done. The tools are now readily accessible, please make an effort to put them back carefully after use to keep the van tidy!

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Lots of big stuff hangs on the back doors
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Small tools on the front doors
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:08 pm

You may have read in other threads that the support panels for the duckets donated some time ago had gone missing but were subsequently found hiding in the green storage van? Well half of them have been fitted in the workshop van, the other half still to be fitted in the engineering shop.

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Brian puts the finishing touches to the installation
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Wont take long to fill them all!



Mos and Heather have done a grand job in the garden and Mos recently gave it a final weed and tidy before winter.

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Looking splendid in the autumn sunshine a couple of weeks ago
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:40 pm

So, now we're up to date I can show you what happened yesterday.

We arrived on site to find it still had about an inch and a half of snow but that didn't put the polar bears off, they simply revel in it!
Do you remember the hump that gave so many people, including Eddy, the hump? Well its gone! A good turnout of volunteers worked tirelessly to keep warm, I mean take up the track. A task that had been thought would take two days but thanks to the snow (?) they all worked so hard the job was done in one. Once again there wasn't enough room in the small van for everyone to have lunch under cover. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and Tony and I sat out in the sunshine eating our lunch.
Thanks must go to Andy Hire for the use of the little skid loader who's proper name is, JCB Robot 160 Skid Loader.

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Hump, your days are over!
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Gone!
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JCB thingy responsible for the demise of the hump!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:44 pm

Some more pics of the fun.

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Ed driving the JCB with Mathew E tidying off the ballast
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Brian supervises the stacking of the sleepers
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Now with bucket attached the ballast is lifted
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