We only raked up three starters this year, the others coming up with excuses such as "I have to baby sit", "boring, been there done that" and other excuses.
Getting our moneys worth Kevin and I went into Central and Ross joined at Strathfield. Sydney has had an extended summer this year and Friday 13th April was no exception. Not the type of day you would want to be firing a steam loco. A different scenario years ago when firing a loco every day kept you fit, but the spasmodic running of tours these days means firing a loco is a bit of a task. Or maybe I am looking at it from my perspective. I could maybe fire out to Redfern. (1st station)
|This is either for the crew or spare water for the trip!
|3642 arrives at Maitland. Kevin Waid photo.
|Next baseboard under construction. Don't look at the junk underneath!
|The long boards shown the direction Pambula will go
|Ply sheet laid out ready for track design
|Changes on the run
|A dry run to see how it all fits the scene
|Tracks are down
I am looking forward to doing the scenery on this section, plenty of greenery.
My main target is to get the baseboards all done, lay the track and then start on the scenery side of the layout, what I am looking forward to. Hopefully on the next blog there will be some details of Pambula the third station out from Eden.