Monday 18th July 2022

Going whiteDespite the warmer weather this week, John Dixon and Tim managed to get two coats of undercoat applied to the roof of Great Eastern Railway Royal Saloon No. 5. John surprised us all by having to confess that he had discovered a rare mistake in that he had put one of the rain strips in the wrong place!! Still, as they say, the man who never made a mistake never did anything! Heat permitting, it is hoped to put a top coat of paint on the roof on Wednesday.

Ade working on one of Caliban's pistonsAde has been trying to fit the larger of Caliban‘s two pistons into one of the re-bored cylinders. A skim on a lathe is probably now required to ensure that this job can be completed.

Phil Bell watches as John Davis fits a bolt to Fluff's new roofJohn Davis and Phil Bell have made further progress in fitting Fluff’s new roof.

Bob Thomson - happy to be back?We had a rare visit from Bob Thomson on Friday. We couldn’t get a smile out of him for the photo but assume that he was happy to be back.

We hear that Andy Booth should be able to make a start on an interim re-tubing of ‘Austerity’ 0-60ST Cumbria next week. Arrangements are being made to transport the new tubes from Preston to Embsay.

Friday sees our folk group, Live Steam, making another appearance at the Engine Inn, Cark-in-Carmel starting at 8.30 pm. Please pop along and support the band if you are in the area.

Latest edition of the magazineFinally, the latest edition of The Iron Horse┬ámagazine has been delivered from the printer and should be with members very shortly, along with the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts and an invitation to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday evening, 13th September.