Thursday 11th Appril 2019

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 19:35 Nigel Hall J72 Blog

Frosty start at Hopetown, but Paul Mason soon had the fire warming the place through.

First job to get some bollards out to reserve space for Sue Smeaton with the NYMR truck which was to return the axle boxes, then next door to borrow the engine hoist from Ian.

Next job to tidy up all of the tools which had been left lying about and to sweep up as much dirt as possible. Arthur cut some cardboard cylinder covers to keep out further dirt.

Bill Dobson arrived mid-morning and we found him a wheel to secure the smokebox door of our T2. After a visit to the museum, he returned to Whitby to paint said wheel.

Sue arrived with the axle boxes at lunch time. These were unloaded, the engine hoist returned, and she returned with Barnie’s verniers.

Arthur, John, Tim and Paul spent the afternoon sorting out the Bridgeport.

I spent my time countersinking the T2 makers plates and searching for 3/8 BSW countersunk Allen bolts to cut to size.

Cake with tea in the afternoon.