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North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, January 20th, 2020 at 4:35pm
Maintenance Day 19th January

Work commenced on replacing the track in the yard. Two sleepers were added to the main yard point, and the panel of track leading to the left-hand shed road replaced on new sleepers.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwaySunday, January 12th, 2020 at 7:09pm
Maintenance Day 12th January

Another good day of progress with the relaying job. A delivery of ballast mid-week has allowed the bottom layer to be completed. The plan is to start replacing the track next week, weather permitting.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, December 30th, 2019 at 9:36am
Maintenance Day 29th December

A bright dry day saw the remaining track base fill completed. We now await the delivery of ballast once the quarry re-opens in the new year.

The holiday period has also seen progress on the rebuild of our Fordson E27N Major tractor.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, December 23rd, 2019 at 10:49am
Maintenance Day 22nd December

The early rain stopped in time to allow digging to continue on the trackbed. Care was taken in digging the area in front of the foundry building, where there is a drainage pipe running parallel to the line. By close of play, the digging had been completed, ready for the bottom layer of brick and crushed concrete. If necessary, a little hand digging may be required once the track alignment is finalised.

The wood panels from the second passenger coach received a further coat of red paint.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, December 16th, 2019 at 10:38am
Maintenance Day 15th December

The last two weeks have seen further progress on our major winter project. Much hard work by our volunteers has seen the trackbed dug out as far as the shed, and part of the crushed brick and concrete sub-base installed.

Next week we hope to finish the digging, ready for the next stage. However, we are reliant on our local quarry being able to supply suitable ballast, which is not available at present due to the wet weather.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, December 2nd, 2019 at 10:38am
Maintenance Day 1st December

With the track removed, the last two weeks have seen the start of digging out the old trackbed, soil and clay, ready to install a layer of brick and concrete rubble to improve drainage.

Meanwhile work continues on repainting the second passenger coach.