David showed us the progress he has made on his scratchbuilt South Eastern R1 which is destined to work on The Yard. David said there is some detailing to be done followed by the paint shop and then it will be ready for work. Sadly there was no water in the boiler (no motor) so we couldn’t see it running.
An unusual shunting manoeuvre
He then showed yet another of his ingenious jigs. On this occasion the jig was being used to align the bogie side frames and centre moulding to accurately drill holes for pivots to allow the bogie to rock fore and aft.
The next KEAG meeting is the day after Tutbury so the plan is to take the layout straight back home.
Because of the proximity of the Supermeet and the KEAG meeting, the next blog will probably be a combined Saturday/Sunday one.
Many thanks again to Pete King for being long suffering blog editor. Meanwhile Richard was 'down under' and feeling slightly guilty, so decided to add some local Australian interest (or not?).
Spotted in Armidale, New South Wales; One of two preserved 620 class railmotor sets being prepared for mainline working. Below, Australian outline in 'N' gauge at Hearns Hobbies in Melbourne. They knew about 2mm Fine-scale and actually got the Lightermans Yard blog on screen during our brief conversation!