Tuesday, 12 February 2013
All the track is now down and copper clad sleepers gapped. Temporary wiring confirms it all works. Next stage will be cosmetic chairs on the point in the foreground, cosmetic fishplates, painting and weathering.
The sidings are code 55 flatbottomed rail and the track there will be ballasted to represent fine clinker. The 1 in 20 grade into the colliery is shown off well from this angle.
The wall the colliery pithead building stands on will be clad in stone to match what's there and will be coloured accordingly to blend in. A still to be built loading screen will extend out over where the wagons are and will be based on what used to be at Writhlington Pit.
Just 3.5 months to go before the first show - RAILEX in Aylesbury.