Saturday, January 31, 2009

Glasgow 22

Glasgow 22 is now in the workshop and a subtle change has been made. Perhaps the weather forecast will make this unnecessary. Who knows?
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Toonerville Trolley

1. The first book on the new shelves in the Reading Room.

2. Reading Room shelves.
In amongst all the upheaval a secluded spot has been found for the membership database and its guardians but its location remains a closely guarded secret.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009


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Wakebridge - 21st January

1 & 2. Balfour Beatty staff cleaning out the rail grooves.

3 & 4. Museum staff working on earth return cables.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The workshop today

1. The platform areas on Blackpool 40 have been painted.

2. London Transport 1622 looking immaculate after all the hard work at the weekend.

3. London United 159, Cardiff 131, Leeds 180, Blackpool 40 and MET 331.
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Monday, January 26, 2009

The Library

1. The final containers of Winstan's book collection were unpacked today.

2. Just some of the books that were transported to Crich over the weekend.

3 & 4. The shelving contractors have now started work in the Reading Room (Glynn's desk used to be in this corner).

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Winstan's Book Collection Arrives

The late Winstan Bond's extensive book collection is being moved to the Museum this weekend.

1. The inevitable white van will make several trips between Little Eaton and Crich.

2. 'Teacrates' have been hired. These are numbered and used in sequence.

3. The contents of container number 1.
4. Glynn Wilton places the first of Winstan's books on the new shelving.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cardiff 131

Cardiff 131 moved for a short distance under its own power for the first time at 10:43 yesterday morning.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Workshop

There will be another Working Weekend in the workshop this coming weekend - 24th and 25th January.

1. The lining out and lettering on Cardiff 131 is now complete prior to varnishing. (more pictures tomorrow)

2. A pattern for the upper deck seats on London United 159.
3. MET 331 was re-united with its bogies last weekend and the brake rigging etc is now being connected.

4. Leeds 399 is being commissioned.
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Wakebridge 16th January

1. A start has been made on concreting to rail head level.

2. The rail bonds can clearly be seen on the north end points.

3 & 4. General views looking southwards.

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