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North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayMonday, February 17th, 2020 at 8:03pm
Maintenance Day 16th February

No further progress with the trackwork as the last two Sundays have been a washout with the rain and wind. This Sunday, the morning was spent repairing the wall of the tractor shed, where the corrugated tins had come loose and were flapping in the wind. After re-fixing the tins, the team of two retired very wet and cold for lunch.

Over in the field, the North Ings Raceway were holding a special event. Again, the competitors had had enough by lunchtime.

We will keep our fingers crossed for next Sunday, as we do need to complete the main line relay fairly soon.
North Ings Farm Museum & Railway
North Ings Farm Museum & RailwayTuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 2:35pm
Maintenance Day 2nd February

Next stage in the yard relay, with the point to the shed replaced on new wooden sleepers. The pipe running under the point will take the rod to work the other yard point.

The opportunity was taken to cut a further twelve sleepers to relay the main line.
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.