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North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwaySunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 7:48pm
Maintenance Day 22 April

Further work took place on Thursday, with the café floor in the public area finished, and work continuing on the wagons. Today, the café door was repainted, the fairground organ cleaned and painting continued on the wagons.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, April 16th, 2018 at 10:39am
Maintenance Day 15 April

Since the April Open Day, several jobs have been progressed. The café is having a refurbishment, with fresh paint for the woodwork, walls and floor, and a re-arrangement of the serving area. The man-rider has been completed, and work commenced on two further wagons. The drop side wagon has been part repainted, and now requires a new wooden floor and ends. The side unloading ballast wagon has had the doors removed and is now ready for the start of a repaint.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayFriday, March 30th, 2018 at 5:08pm
Maintenance Day 30 March

Apart from preparations for this Sundays' open day, such as cleaning the train, the opportunity was taken to virtually complete the refurbishment of the man-rider from Chesterfield Sewage Works. Just one more piece of timber for the floor at the back, and a final touch-up of the paintwork to go.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, March 5th, 2018 at 4:58pm
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 8:45am
Maintenance Day 18 February

Dry weather saw further trackwork progressed. Two further sleepers were replaced, and those laid over the last couple of weeks were packed and boxed in in ballast. At lunchtime, a broken point stock rail was found in the yard, requiring a replacement part to be manufactored and fitted. This point will need further work on it next winter, as the sleepers are giving out.

In the workshop, the Fordson Major has received a new bonnet, and dismataling work has continued on the Hdson Hunslet with removal of the engine cover and front grill and radiator.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwaySunday, February 4th, 2018 at 7:15pm
Maintenance Day 4 February

Two jobs this Sunday. Steam cleaning the Hudson Hunslet prior to starting repairs and continuing the trackwork, spiking and packing the sleepers laid over the last few weeks.