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Work in progress - August 2018

Ballast wagons Yc 877 and Yc 891
Ballast wagons Yc 877 and Yc 891

During July and August 2018 we have concentrated on finishing internal lining for our workshop shed. A big thanks to Rimutaka Trust for funding a final order of ColorSteel cladding and fastenings to fit rails through the workshop floor.

Another ballast wagon has been repaired and painted, bringing the number that have been restored to six.

Ron Jones working on next ballast wagon

Ron Jones cleaning down steel work on next ballast wagon, part-way through repairs and painting.

Ray and Lauren working on Yc 891, Colin moves back fill into shed

Ray and Lauren fitting brake gear to ballast wagon Yc 891, while Colin moves back fill into shed on 4 August 2018.

Hugh installing insulation

Over four days in late July we hired a scissor lift so we could install insulation and ColorSteel lining to the workshop roof.

Hugh and Peter fitting cladding

Hugh and Peter working at the apex of the ceiling, part-way through the job.

Ray stands by with another sheet of ColorSteel

Ray stands by with another sheet of ColorSteel, ready to be lifted and fixed to the ceiling.

General view of the workshop on 28 July

By 28 July we had completed lining the workshop ceiling.

Last tek screw 

Driving the last tek screw home, finishing the workshop lining work on 4 August.

Fitting rails to workshop floor

Lauren checking gauge and location of rails, which will be fixed into the workshop floor, and coupled up to road 4 in the shed yard.