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.
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.