During the darkest and coldest days of winter, Trust volunteers continue to brave elements and minority grumblings alike. The Rolling Stock Group has been painting the underframe sections for Open Wagon 41, and refitting the axlebox bearings, ready for its
Trust volunteers (travelling from as far away as Bury St. Edmunds and Bedford – the dedication of our members never ceases to amaze me) had three strongly-contrasting tasks today. The railway-style WC for Wenhaston Station moves on apace, with the
Coastground of Yarmouth – a firm who have always been very supportive of the Trust – pulled out all the stops to gritblast and prime all the parts for SR open wagon 41’s underframe. This was a sizeable job, as
A small team of Trust volunteers worked on both locomotives, recently. The frames of Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T “Blyth” were unbolted from the stretchers and buffer beams, ready for transporting to Peggs of Aldeburgh for the rest of the work to
At 08.00 on Thursday December 11th (and a cold, damp, dark morning it was), one of the Trust’s contractors – CAD Bureau Southern Ltd. from Essex – came to the workshop to measure our steam locomotive frames, buffer beams, stretchers,
Saturday’s team worked on three projects – Van 40, Coach 7 and locomotive “Blyth”. All the timber drilling and rebating on the van underframe was completed, and the last section of coach ceiling (Southwold end) rubbed down, filled, and primed.
Our new chimney for BLYTH inspected at Pegg’s of Aldeburgh on Friday 30th November – a most impressive piece of engineering. The wagon chassis has also been made wider to 3′ gauge and both items will be returned to our
Freshly delivered! As a tangible sign that work is progressing on our Loco Build we have just taken delivery of the smokebox door at our base in Duncan’s Yard! Here it is in all its glory, with the chimney seating
In order to raise the profile of the loco project the Trustees have agreed to the production of replica BLYTH nameplates to sell, and the production of some high profile items for the loco, for example, chimney, dome or smokebox door.