Tuesday, 26 June 2012

timber, timber and more timber!

This past Sunday saw a wood collection gang. Due to the weather only our members pickup truck was used but a couple of trips saw all the empty wagons filled. With this solid demolition timber supply we can steam twice on all the timber stored on the wagons... lets hope this supply doesn't dry up anytime soon!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Private Visit

Many thanks to South Somerset Agricultural Preservation Club who organised a private steaming for this evening. About 60 of there members turned out and a great evening was had by all! Hopefully a few of the present members might bring some agricultural items along to next years steam on the levels!

Roofing on...

The roofing continues over the Marshall boiler. All that's left is the flashing around the chimney and the rest of the ridge.

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Calm Before the Storm!

Given a brief rest bite from the rain... a bit of grass mowing to tidy the site up! This section was only mowed 4 days ago! Also some shots of the new boiler building progressing. About 3/4 of the roof applied, just the tricky bit around the chimney to do!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Anyone for a Guide?

Also new in the shop this year is the new guidebook simply titled ‘Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum’. This is the first guidebook to be professionally printed and features 32pages printed on 170GSM satin in Full Colour! It has about 50% images including aerial images of the site, steam engines in motion, maps, diagrams and plans of the site. It is a true souvenir guide to be kept on the bookshelf!

 Available in the museum shop for £2.50.

Westonzoyland Light Railway on DVD

New to the shop this year is our latest feature length DVD titled ‘Westonzoyland Light Railway’. It was filmed between 2005 and 2012, and is dedicated to the 2’ narrow gauge railway on site. Features include the Lister Railtruck and Simplex Motor Rail locos in action, rolling stock, visiting loco and peat wagon, work on the permanent way, wood deliveries to the boiler, the winch incline, traverser, piling winch and action from Steam on the Levels 2011.

16:9 widescreen format includes digitally enhanced 4:3 footage. The DVD has a running time of 56 minutes and is available now in the museum shop priced at £10.

Steam on the Levels Images

Some images from over the weekend... if you like what you see come along next year on the 18th & 19th of May 2013. Steam on the Levels Website

Steam On The Levels

YouTube video from Steam on the Levels 2012!

under cover...

Images showing the start of the new building over the Marshall Boiler. At current the boiler is uninsulated but before it can be given a jumper the british rain must be kept off! One donation of I section steels later, some z perlins and donated wiggly tin... hey presto the beginnings of a new building.