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Saturday 22nd June.

Busy day at Fimber with several visitors including Pete Lofty who is famous for his YouTube videos. He spent almost two hours getting to know Fimber Halt and is to publish his video about us next Saturday morning.

We also had some members of the public and some potential new volunteers who can at Ed’s invitation. They were both retired railway men with skills and experience of great assistance to YWR.

Work on several projects took place including a start on the exterior refurbishment of the Carnaby Cabin.
Work on progressing the development of the shop and cafe in the Mk2 was done by Phil B after tables were temporarily removed so that he could shampoo the seats.

I tackled the rot in VB2 left hand door.

During the week contractors had replaced the broken window in the CAB Cabin and resurfaced the flaking artery on the exterior. It’s now ready for painting.
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Scraping
Scraping
Wire brushing
Wire brushing
New artex applied
New artex applied
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It is looking better already. It will keep the landlord happy.
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Tge pway crew had a good morning with Bones' lorry here nice and early with 100 C1S concrete bullhead chaired sleepers for our use in the new siding. Our local farmer brought his loadall to make the unloading quick, safe and straightforward. With the sleepers unloaded it was time to load up the scrap rail we had - all 25 tonnes of it.
With Bones all loaded up, we made use of the loadall to put the good flat bottom rail onto the Salmon to leave the floor clear for the new visitor facility.

The cast chairs and miscellaneous scrap will be taken on a separate return load.
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What might the value of the scrap be?
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chalkie wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:10 am
The cast chairs and miscellaneous scrap will be taken on a separate return load.
I do think that we should be advertising the chairs for other heritage railways before we scrap them; we know just how expensive it is to get track components when we need them.

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We have already been in touch with various railway groups whom have been inquiring about the said chairs but distance to travel and the lack of response to have them picked up has led to a bit of stalemate.
Yes they want them but they want them delivering on a plate.
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And they won't be scrapped we are just getting scrap value.
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Nice job, now you have a clear site you can get on and build the next part. i talked to Ed the other day and this money will help towards the S&C, or if you do not have enough components then it will help pay for them. As an example, new fishplate bolts are £4.50 ea and bullhead keys new £ 5.50 ea new. fishplates are in short supply and I think the SH ones are about£80.00 a pair. I am not sure what NR disposals have at the momen,t however unless it is local transport from March will not be cheap. If you do extend the headshunt into the next field to make shunting easier and need components for the F23 sleepers I know Roger at Peak has plenty to spare.
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Nice one Ian .
Thank you
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