Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Lots of Sleepers
A second load of 60 steel sleepers have been collected with another load of 80 to get. This load has been taken to a members workshop where they could each be clamped in a bench vice. The reason being that every sleeper had at least one coach bolt and special track clip, these needed to be removed in order for them to be re-used and make it easier to stack the sleepers. 70% of them were undone but the rest required cutting off meaning that only the clip could be saved. Next job is to tackle the other 60 sleepers in store at the museum and to begin thinking about producing some lengths of track panels.